Old Friends Never Die (1994)

Someone wants Jonathan Hart dead, so they’ve created the perfect trap for him. That trap involves inviting his wife to a secluded getaway of other writers, which enables the creators of this made for TV reunion movie to gather all manner of guest stars. There’s also a lot of the Harts acting dippy, which seems to be their biggest hobby when they’re not stumbling over bodies. They spend an extended amount of time in this one acting like Laurel and Hardy, if that’s what you’re looking for.

Let’s get into the guest stars in this one, which is absolutely packed with them. There’s David Rasche, who we all remember from Sledge Hammer! and the Larry Cohen TV movie Wicked Stepmother. James Shigeta, who played doomed CEO Joseph Yoshinobu Takagi in Die Hard is here. Over here by the bean dip, we find David Leisure, who was Joe Isuzu, as well as starring on Empty Nest. They also invited Fred Willard, James Avery (Uncle Phillip from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Paul Williams, Vicki Lawrence (Mama’s Family and the singer of “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia”) and Mike Farrell from M*A*S*H*.

Someone tries to kill Jonathan with bad seafood, so that should tell you how this one goes. Thankfully, the Harts survive — they better we have four more TV movies after this — and go back to acting like goofs. That’s why we love them, right?

You can get eight movies featuring the Harts on the new Mill Creek Hart to Hart Movies Are Murder Collection. If you’ve been missing shows where the leads encounter death around every corner when they’re not romancing one another, this set has exactly what you’re craving.

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

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