Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

Director: Carl Schenkel Cast: Alfred Molina, Meredith Baxter, Leslie Caron



Previously filmed by director Sidney Lumet in 1974, Agatha Christie's classic mystery novel Murder on the Orient Express was updated from the 1930s to the early 21st century in this made-for-TV remake. To be sure, the ineffable, insufferable Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (here played by Alfred Molina) uses his own "little grey cells" to solve the train-compartment murder of a ruthless American business executive (Peter Strauss). This time around, however, Poirot is not averse to relying upon computer technology to speed up his investigation; in the same vein, the murder victim has been updated (or perhaps, upgraded) from an industrialist to a software tycoon. Still, Christie's surprise ending (which should be no surprise at all to fans of the 1974 film) remains intact, as does Poirot's ultimate decision to let his heart rule his head. Murder on the Orient Express first aired April 22, 2001, on CBS.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/20/2005
UPC: 0783722735824
Original Release: 2001
Rating: NR
Source: Allumination
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:40:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alfred Molina Actor
Meredith Baxter Actor
Leslie Caron Actor
Amira Casar Actor
Nicholas Chagrin Actor
Tasha De Vasconcelos Actor
David Hunt Actor
Adam James Actor
Dylan Smith Actor
Peter Strauss Actor
Fritz Wepper Actor
Kai Wiesinger Actor
Natasha Wightman Actor

Technical Credits
Carl Schenkel Director
Daniel H. Blatt Executive Producer
Phil Clymer Executive Producer
Christopher Franke Score Composer
Jeffrey S. Grant Executive Producer
Stephen Harrigan Screenwriter
Rex Maidment Cinematographer
Marion Lignana Rosenberg Producer
Edgar Rothermich Score Composer
Paula Rowan Production Designer
Henk van Eeghen Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Agatha Christie's: Murder on the Orient Express
1. Live Not on Evil [11:45]
2. Sleuth Supreme [10:11]
3. An Excellent Assailant [10:27]
4. The Rattler [11:26]
5. Swift & Sudden Justice [11:29]
6. The Excitement of Travel [10:50]
7. Hermione [12:22]
8. Suitably Compliant [10:35]

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