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Left-Handed Murder 

Just when Jesse takes a now unamused girlfriend sailing, the harbor master brings in a shark that swallowed an arm of rich stock broker Preston Michaels, presumably having fallen overboard,... See full summary »

Director:

Jonathan Frakes

Writers:

Joyce Burditt (creator), Mark Masuoka

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan
Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston
Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis
Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Tim Choate ... Evan Houston
Julie Condra ... Heather Michaels
Matthew Faison Matthew Faison ... Raymond Bergman
Nancy Lee Grahn ... Terri Michaels
Christina Pickles ... Bea Michaels
John Reilly ... Preston Michaels
Julie St. Claire ... Lanni
Hallie Todd ... Susan Stimpson
Lawrence Craig ... Pedestrian
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Storyline

Just when Jesse takes a now unamused girlfriend sailing, the harbor master brings in a shark that swallowed an arm of rich stock broker Preston Michaels, presumably having fallen overboard, plausibly drunk; but the autopsy soon finds he was fatally poisoned with digitalis, which also killed the shark with a heart attack from the poisoned arm. Curious Mark condoles respectable widow Bea and learns from lawyer Raymond Bergman that he is named executor of the estate. Preston on a posthumous video admits he was a bigamist, having two younger wives in other states, fitness freak Heather (Florida), and Terri (Colorado) who was told he wanted a divorce. All of the wives deny knowing about the others but lack alibis, while Preston's personal assistant, Susan Stimpson, says she managed his triple life. Raymond Bergman calls Mark to tell him whom he suspects is the murderer but just then is killed by his pool. The firm's VP Evan Houston, now acting CEO, also was in the house and asks Mark for ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1996 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Amanda is still pregnant in this episode showing this episode was broadcast out of production order. She had given birth earlier in Diagnosis Murder: 35 Millimeter Murder (1996) and had frequently shown off her baby. See more »

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Featured in Better Call Saul: Klick (2016) See more »

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