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Murdoch Mysteries: the Movies

Season 1
 (121)
7.72005NR
Before the hit television series Murdoch Mysteries, the same characters appeared in these feature-length adaptations of Maureen Jennings's beloved novels. In gritty 1890s Toronto, Detective William Murdoch (Peter Outerbridge, Orphan Black) uses new forensic techniques to solve the murders of a young chambermaid, a colleague on the force, and a backstreet abortionist.
Starring
Peter OuterbridgeKeeley HawesFlora Montgomery
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Except the Dying
    May 13, 2004
    1 h 25 min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When a young chambermaid's body is found in the streets, Murdoch sets out to solve the crime with the help of Constable Oliver Wicken and forensic scientist Dr. Julia Ogden. But Inspector Brackenreid pressures him to work more quickly after the chief constable takes notice of the case.
  2. 2. Poor Tom Is Cold
    September 12, 2004
    1 h 25 min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Murdoch's colleague is found dead, his body smelling of a whiskey-fueled suicide. However, Murdoch believes the case itself reeks of foul play and centers his investigation on the sinister Eakin family. Prostitute Ettie helps Murdoch get the lead he's been looking for, and after a high-stress case, sparks fly for Murdoch and Julia at a fireworks show.
  3. 3. Under the Dragon's Tail
    September 7, 2005
    1 h 29 min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When abortionist Dolly Shaw is killed, she leaves behind three young wards with mysterious pasts. After a second murder occurs, Murdoch's list of suspects grows--and includes Ettie, who reveals that she was at the home of Dolly Shaw the night she died. Meanwhile, Murdoch tries to remain professional with the coroner despite the man's rapport with Julia.

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Directors
Michael DeCarloJohn L'Ecuyer
Supporting actors
Matthew MacFadzeanColm Meaney
Producers
Kim ToddChristina Jennings
Season year
2005
Network
RLJ Entertainment
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

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121 global ratings

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L. MacMillanReviewed in the United States on November 5, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great series
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tay916Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Now that's entertainment!
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This is exactly what entertainment should be. Interesting, easy to watch, no foul language, characters you like to watch, with great script and plots.
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FridaReviewed in the United States on February 18, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
SO GOOD!
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If you watch the TV show you MUST have this handy for when you are in-between seasons and have to get a MURDOCH MYSTETRY FIX. I am DYING waiting for season 9 to trickle down from Canada to California. What is the hold up?
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Cheryl IckeReviewed in the United States on February 19, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyed
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Cherries JubileeReviewed in the United States on November 26, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Dark and Brooding in Victorian Canada
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Darker and more violent and brooding than the series that came after it, this film still feels like a Murdoch mystery. If you are a Holms fan or a fan of the more recent Ripper Street, you will enjoy these early films.
Michael WaughReviewed in the United States on July 24, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Movies!
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Having watched the series first it was different getting used to the "original" characters. Great story plots and the Victorian era setting was so realistic you felt you were there!
Maia A.Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Marvelous (CBC) Canadian Broadcasting Company mystery television show! Can't ...
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Marvelous (CBC) Canadian Broadcasting Company mystery television show! Can't wait for the new season to show up on American television (Ovation Channel on Direct TV)!!
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jdaisypearlReviewed in the United States on June 20, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
What’s not to love!?!
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Absolutely love this series! Great characters, fun story lines and a snapshot of life during early 1900’s. Satisfies my ‘inner sleuth ‘
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