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''Deadly Advice'' is a 1994 British BlackComedy drama film directed by Mandie Fletcher and starring Jane Horrocks, Brenda Fricker, Creator/ImeldaStaunton, and Creator/JonathanPryce.

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''Deadly Advice'' is a 1994 British BlackComedy drama film directed by Mandie Fletcher and starring Jane Horrocks, Brenda Fricker, Creator/BrendaFricker, Creator/ImeldaStaunton, and Creator/JonathanPryce.


* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Jodie murderous {{Spirit Advisor}}s: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Rowse_Armstrong Major Herbert Armstrong]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Julia_Martha_Thomas Mrs Kate Wbster]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawley_Harvey_Crippen Dr. Crippen]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Joseph_Smith G.J. Smith]], and UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Jodie murderous {{Spirit Advisor}}s: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Rowse_Armstrong Major Herbert Armstrong]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Julia_Martha_Thomas Mrs Kate Wbster]], Webster]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawley_Harvey_Crippen Dr. Crippen]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Joseph_Smith G.J. Smith]], and UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper.

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* ChurchgoingVillain: Major Armstrong, Mrs. Webster and Dr. Crippen sit in the front row of the church singing along with the hymns after having pushed Jodie to murder her mother.


* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Jodie murderous {{Spirit Advisor}}s: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Rowse_Armstrong Major Herbert Armstrong]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Julia_Martha_Thomas Mrs Kate Wbster]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawley_Harvey_Crippen Dr. Crippen]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Joseph_Smith G.J. Smith]], and UseNotes/JackTheRipper.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Jodie murderous {{Spirit Advisor}}s: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Rowse_Armstrong Major Herbert Armstrong]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Julia_Martha_Thomas Mrs Kate Wbster]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawley_Harvey_Crippen Dr. Crippen]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Joseph_Smith G.J. Smith]], and UseNotes/JackTheRipper.UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Jodie murderous {{Spirit Advisor}}s: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Rowse_Armstrong Major Herbert Armstrong]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Julia_Martha_Thomas Mrs Kate Wbster]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawley_Harvey_Crippen Dr. Crippen]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Joseph_Smith G.J. Smith]], and UseNotes/JackTheRipper.

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* SpiritAdvisor: Jodie gains a group of spirit advisors in the form of [[HistorysCrimeWave the ghosts of five of Britain's most notorious murderers: Major Herbert Armstrong, Kate Webster, Dr. Crippen, G.J. Smith, and Jack the Ripper]]. Their advice is of varying quality and practicality.


* DeadPersonConvesation: Jodie is advised by a HistorysCrimeWave of Britain's most infamous (deceased) murderers. This is less help for a budding murderer than one might suspect.

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* DeadPersonConvesation: DeadPersonConversation: Jodie is advised by a HistorysCrimeWave of Britain's most infamous (deceased) murderers. This is less help for a budding murderer than one might suspect.


* DeadlyBath: G.J. Smith explains to Jodie how he drowned his wives in the bath by yanking on their ankles and pulling them under the water: which is illustrated with a flashback.



* DeadlyBath: G.J. Smith explains to Jodie how he drowned his wives in the bath by yanking on their ankles and pulling them under the water: which is illustrated with a flashback.

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* DeadlyBath: G.J. Smith explains to DeadPersonConvesation: Jodie how he drowned his wives in the bath is advised by yanking on their ankles and pulling them under the water: which a HistorysCrimeWave of Britain's most infamous (deceased) murderers. This is illustrated with less help for a flashback.budding murderer than one might suspect.

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* SuspiciouslySpecificSermon: TheVicar has a habit of preaching sermons especially apposite of Jodie and Beth's situation.



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* TheVicar: The vicar has a habit of preaching sermons especially apposite of Jodie and Beth's situation without realizing it.

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* TheVicar: The vicar has a habit of preaching sermons especially apposite of Jodie and Beth's situation without realizing it.it.
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* DeadlyBath: G.J. Smith explains to Jodie how he drowned his wives in the bath by yanking on their ankles and pulling them under the water: which is illustrated with a flashback.

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* BlackComedy: MurderIsTheBestSolution PlayedForLaughs.

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* DeathByFallingOver: [[spoiler:As a young girl, Jodie discovered her father in bed with his lover. In the subsequent argument, she shoved him and he toppled backwards over the edge of the balcony to his death.]]

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* StagParty: Beth goes out on a hen night for one of the girls at the bank where she works. They go to a strip club in Bristol. By the end of the night, everyone is drunk, one girl is throwing up in her handbag, and the bride-to-be is in tears and wondering why she is getting married. Meanwhile, Beth has met Bunny, the stripper who will later move in with her.


* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: This is G.J. Smith's primary advice to Jodie; explaining how he drowned his wives in the bath in such a way to avoid suspicion. It is on his suggestion that she [[MedicationTampering tampers with her sister's herat meds]] to weaken her heart further.

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: This is G.J. Smith's primary advice to Jodie; explaining how he drowned his wives in the bath in such a way to avoid suspicion. It is on his suggestion that she [[MedicationTampering tampers with her sister's herat heart meds]] to weaken her heart further.

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