A Small Killing (1981) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Small Killing (1981)





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A policeman masquerades as a homeless alcoholic and teams up with a bag lady, who is really a college professor, to bring a drug lord's assassin to justice in this memorable made-for-television drama. Along the way, the two disparate partners find themselves falling in love. The story is based upon Richard Barth's novel The Rag Bag Clan.


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Critic Reviews for A Small Killing

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

Frankly, my idea of entertainment isn't watching people rummaging through garbage cans.

July 9, 2021 | Full Review…

A Small Killing never really advances beyond the ordinary potboiler. However, Asner and Simmons are worth the price of admission. They make you care.

July 9, 2021 | Full Review…

Asner and Miss Simmons are delightful together, turning middle-age love into something warm and funny using the sophisticated edge of veterans who've been there before.

July 8, 2021 | Full Review…

A certain amount of suspense is generated, and the movie, far from great, is curiously satisfying.

July 9, 2021 | Full Review…

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