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A Little Thing Called Murder is a 2006 comedy-drama television film starring Judy Davis and Jonathan Jackson and directed by Richard Benjamin.[1]

A Little Thing Called Murder
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Written byTeena Booth, Randy Stone
Directed byRichard Benjamin
StarringJudy Davis
Jonathan Jackson
Chelcie Ross
Cynthia Stevenson
Theme music composerJohn Frizzell
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Gary A. Randall, Randy Stone
CinematographyRobert McLachlan
Running time90 minutes
Original release
  • 2006 (2006)

Made by Stonemade Entertainment for Lifetime TV, the film was based on a true story of convicted murderer Sante Kimes, as told in the book Dead End by reporter Jeanne King. A 2001 made-for-TV film about Kimes called Like Mother, Like Son starred Mary Tyler Moore.


Sante Kimes is a con artist and thief who has been preparing her son Kenny since childhood to be her accomplice. Sante is living with a rich man, Ken Kimes, who is unwilling to marry her and makes no provision for Kenny in his will. The boy's mother becomes involved in robberies, arson and the murder of an elderly woman to enrich herself, with her son as her partner in crime.


Awards and nominationsEdit

The film won Best Motion Picture Made for Television in the 11th Golden Satellite Awards.

Judy Davis won Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television in the 11th Golden Satellite Awards. Davis was also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie in the Emmy Awards.

The casting team was nominated for Best Movie of the Week Casting by the Casting Society of America in its 2006 Artios Awards.


  1. ^ "A Murdering Mommy Dearest With a Swell Son to Match". The New York Times. January 23, 2006.

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