Crimes of the Hart (1994)

Remember how in the last Hart to Hart reunion movie where Mrs. H was a noted journalist? Well, now she’s also a playwriter, bringing her college script about Jack the Ripper to the Great White Way. Mr. H, Max and Freeway come along for the ride, with Max nearly getting married to an old flame. And yes, many people die.

Richard Belzer plays Det. Frank Giordano here. No, he’s not Detective John Munch, but you can forgive yourself if you think he is. He’s only played that role on HomicideLaw & Order: SVUThe X-FilesThe BeatLaw & Order: Trial by JuryThe WireArrested Development30 Rock, the regular Law & Order and Jimmy Kimmel Live! Munch is the only character to appear on ten different shows on five different networks, which is pretty cool.

Audra Lindley (Mrs. Roper from Three’s Company), John Stockwell (who would go on to direct Blue Crush and Kickboxer: Vengeance) and Lew Ayres (Dr. Klldare from the film series) all show up, too.

The bad guy has a mannequin of Jennifer in his basement with her photo stapled to it, so that’s pretty creepy. He almost kills Jonathan in a basement that feels like Mario Bava lit it, but everything — as it always does — works out just fine.

You can get this movie — along with seven others — as part of the new Mill Creek Hart to Hart Movies Are Murder Collection. We’ve been loving it all week long.

DISCLAIMER: This set was sent to us by Mill Creek, but that has no impact on our review.

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