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Murder, Most Likely

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Paul Gross as Patrick Kelly Paul Gross as Patrick Kelly

Murder, Most Likely, a chilling, two-hour movie-of-the-week starring Paul Gross, first aired in Canada on CTV on 28th November 1999. In the US, Turner Broadcasting Company showed the movie on TNT the following March. Based on the best-selling book, The Judas Kiss: The Undercover Life of Patrick Kelly, by journalist Michael Harris, Murder, Most Likely is an Alliance Atlantis/Two Bridges Entertainment Inc co-production.

Paul Gross plays former RCMP undercover agent Patrick Kelly who, in 1981, was accused of the mysterious death of his wife, played by Marie-Josée Croze. As Kelly managed to elude the authorities, he married his second wife, played by Kim Huffman, and continued to live the extravagant lifestyle he so desperately desired.

Paul Gross as Patrick Kelly Paul Gross as Patrick Kelly

However, in 1984, based on the testimony of a key witness, played by Janine Theriault, Kelly was finally convicted of the first-degree murder of his wife (allegedly by throwing her off the balcony of their luxury high-rise apartment). Ten years later, the witness claimed she had lied on the stand.

A confessed moneyrunner, suspected arsonist and evident fraud artist, Kelly maintains he is innocent of murder.

Murder, Most Likely reveals a world of deceit and intrigue, of mobsters and drug dealers, amidst the glamour and wealth of the world's most exotic locales.

Paul Gross as Patrick Kelly

The movie also stars Tom McCamus as Detective Exley; Dean Gabourie as Detective King; William B Davis as the Inspector; and Stephen Ouimette and Martha Burns as Kelly's long-time friends and duped business associates, Albert and Alice Malinson.

Murder, Most Likely was written by R B Carney and the late Rob Forsyth. The executive producers were Anne Marie La Traverse, R B Carney, Rob Forsyth and Paul Gross. Frank Siracusa was producer and Alex Chapple was director.

  • Read Angela's Murder, Most Likely review.
  • Watch a short compilation of Murder, Most Likely clips on YouTube.
  • Read Tyler McLeod's interview with Paul, Badge of Dishonour, on canoe.ca