Monday, August 26, 2013

Hallmark Channel Movie: Mystery Cruise


Mystery Cruise

Network: Hallmark Movie Channel

Original Air Date: October 5, 2013

*Based on the book “The Santa Cruise” by New York Times bestselling authors, Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter, Carol Higgins Clark.

*This 2 hour Movie may be a back door pilot for a potential primetime series.



Gail O’Grady ... Alvirah Meehan
Michelle Harrison ... Regan Reilly
Colleen Winton ... Nora Reilly


via Hallmark:

“The Mystery Cruise” centers on best friends and impending partners, Alvirah Meehan (O’Grady), a lottery winner turned amateur sleuth and Regan Reilly (Harrison), a private investigator. After the two heroines rescue the diamond-collared pooch of a wealthy socialite (played by Carol Higgins Clark), they set off with their spouses to join Regan’s mom, Nora Reilly (Colleen Winton, “The 4400”), a world famous mystery writer, on a luxurious three day cruise around the San Juan Island off the coast of Washington, the setting for a mystery game created to promote the release of Nora’s latest book. As the boat calmly sets sail, everyone is enjoying getting into character, especially Alvirah, who may or may not be the “murderess” in the mystery game. But troubled waters lie ahead when Alvirah gets a hunch that a real killer may be on board and together with Regan the pair teams up to take the killer down. Back on the mainland, Alvirah and Regan hang out their shingle in their fabulous Manhattan office to continue their sleuthing and crime fighting ways!

Mystery Cruise stars Gail O'Grady
image via : Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks

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  1. Oooh, this one sounds good! Can't wait to see it,but, I really don't like her name at all! hahaha

  2. Really enjoyed the movie last weekend. I love mystery movies. I really hope to see this as a full time series next year!

  3. characters nothing like the book - shame. The book was brilliant - this film not so good.

    1. I agree with you about "The Mystery Cruise" movie. It's honestly one of the worst Hallmark movies I've ever seen. My reasons for not liking it are the following:

      1. There were too many characters and storylines to keep up with.

      2. The special effects in between the scenes looked cheesy, cheap, and poorly made.

      3. Every time a mystery was introduced, all the answers about the mystery were shortly revealed, taking the fun out of trying to solve the mystery alongside the characters.

      If you want to watch a better movie featuring these characters, I would recommend "Deck the Halls" from 2011. It's a much more enjoyable film than this one. I still want to read "The Santa Cruise" book, in the hopes that it's better than this movie was.


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