Directed by: Andrew Davis
Writing credits: Frederick Knott, Patrick Smith Kelly
Movie Genre: Thriller
Running Time: 107 minutes
A Perfect Murder is a 1998 thriller directed by Andrew Davis. It is a remake of the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock film Dial M for Murder, which in turn was based on the stage play by Frederick Knott.
Married to commodities trader Stephen Taylor, Emily Bradford is romantically involved with artist David Shaw.
Aware of the affair, Stephen researches David's past, pays him a visit, and informs him that he knows about his aliases, jail sentences, and various cons and scams directed at rich women.
Then Stephen offers David $500,000 to murder Emily - and David agrees.
The plan is calculated to make the murder look like an accident so Stephen can inherit Emily's considerable trust fund, but events soon go on an unscheduled course.
Tagline: A powerful husband. An unfaithful wife. A jealous lover. All of them have a motive. Each of them has a plan.