Murder 101 ★★★★

Successful mystery and true-crime writer Professor Charles Lattimore (Pierce Brosnan) assigns his English class to plan the perfect murder. But after he is tricked into a romantic rendezvous with an ambitious student, someone strangles her and leaves him without an alibi.

What follows is a cat and mouse hunt as Lattimore must stay one step ahead of the cops and find out if one of his students is taking the assignment too seriously.

An enjoyable thriller that debuted on the USA Network, this made-for-television movie boasts the talent of Bill Condon, director and Academy Award-winning writer of Gods And Monsters.