If you recognize the actors, props and situations in this cropped picture you can track down exactly what it looks like uncropped and where it came from. You'll see words that you can play games with and hear them in a song.
In Murder in Greenwich Tommy tells Martha that she’ll know when to come to a party at his house while his dad is away by saying, “Listen to the music.” If you know that the producer is playing word games, you’ll know which parties to go to figuratively in other movies, like The Killers, by listening to the words in the music and writing them down.
These were the words in "American Pie" that brought Martha to the party at the Skakel’s house.
“They were singing, Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ol’ boys was drinking whisky and rye…”
That's the way the kids in Murder in Greenwich sing it. If "them good ol boys [were] drinking whiskey and rye," the way the composer wrote it and sang it, you wouldn't have the letters you need in the right order to spell gas. Rain + gas + Goldie Hawn = Bird on a Wire scenes in Detroit with Mel Gibson and a gold card. Rain and Goldie Hawn without the gas = a scene in Foul Play with Hawn's character Gloria Monday escaping kidnappers and two sweet old ladies playing Scrabble. Fuhrman was the only police officer in the Bundy murder case to say anything on the witness stand about kidnapping.
Don McLean's "American Pie," is one of the most enduring examples of coded message songs. You can decode portions of it without plausible dispute if you know enough about McLean and the music he grew up with in the '50s and '60s. "The day the music died," for instance, refers specifically to February 2, 1959, the day of a private plane crash that killed the pilot and his three passengers: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valence and the Big Bopper. He doesn't have to specify the event, the date or the names because he sets up a pattern of "nonsensical" phrases that make perfect sense when you figure which real ones fit the pattern.
The code pattern in Fuhrman's use of "American Pie" is astoundingly simple. You can extract words intact if desired while hiding train, rain, gold, Goldie Hawn, and Hildy Southerlyn. These words and names don’t require unscrambling letters, reading them backward, turning them upside down or using them twice to get all of these key words and names. You get every one of them in left-to-right, top-to-bottom order -- that's the base pattern. If you overlaid it with a scrambled letter game you could get Detroit. You can get Brad Roberts, Kevin Devries and Tom Nolan by adding “this’ll be the day” in the next line for the needed letters Fuhrman’s movie gives you that, too.
This little word game is going to take us to a whole subdivision of inspiration sources.
The man responsible for the evidence and interpretations of the evidence that launched Mark Fuhrman’s career as a writer, TV commentator and movie producer got the bulk of his inspiration from movies. So did Fuhrman. You don’t always have to know why this or that is a Fuhrman source of inspiration to know that it is. You can do as well by working backward from common elements in scenes from different movies that intersect like words in a crossword puzzle without knowing at first what they mean.
Fuhrman said and did nothing explicit before I wrote The Smoking Gun 2 to tell me that rain and trains rang his bells. He made no issue of the rain that fell before Nicole ran (rain) to (train) Officer John Edwards crying, “He’s going to kill me!” I’d read his three “Murder in…” books. You can link him to rain only by the rainy northwestern state where he was born and raised and the delphiniums in his Murder in Brentwood book that require the great amount of rain they get to grow wild in Washington State. This is a weak link. It tells you that he could have associated Christmas, New Years and his February 5 birthdays in Washington with rain but not that he did. All I got about trains came indirectly from The French Connection chase scene with Gene Hackman that two Murder in Greenwich suspects said they were watching around the time of Martha Moxley’s death. His 1998 Murder in Greenwich book made no mention of the elevated train tracks in that scene.
However, in one 2002 Murder in Greenwich movie scene after another Fuhrman gives you rain and trains along with other “crossword puzzle” connections from his catalogue of documented bell-ringers including his birthday. He does it in clusters, sequences and alignments just as you get when you fill out a crossword puzzle. I made all of these connections this way from matching scenes in scores of movies before he made his movie. They could not have come together as they did in his movie by any other process.
Coincidence is a reasonable explanation for seeing one random conjunction of unrelated things in a rational order. It does not explain seeing dozens of them with matching facets of the same stories told and elaborated on in the retelling by the same person again and again. It would be like throwing a box of scrabble tiles on the floor and seeing every letter in a special name right-side up in one small cluster. This could happen once by chance if the name is Joe Blow – or Tom Nolen, but not repeatedly on the same quadrant of the floor. It will not happen twice with Rumpelstiltskin – or Hildy Southerlyn.
I hadn’t seen Cocaine and Blue Eyes, which begins with O.J. in drenching rain on Christmas and takes off when a man he picked up at a diner is murdered at midnight on New Years Day. I hadn’t seen The Cassandra Crossing and did not know that it involved O.J. as an Interpol agent on a train disguised as a Catholic priest. Nevertheless, these rain/train associations appeared so often in movie and TV scenes clustered with ghosts, time travel, doctors, birds, killers, telephones, murdered women, taped messages, leather gloves, etc. that they had to mean something to Fuhrman. The train station scenes in his Murder in Greenwich movie proved that these very connections did exist in his mind.
Combining rain with a diner yields a surprising link to Mark Fuhrman's birthday with Janet Leigh in Psycho checking into the Bates Motel on a rainy night. and Norman Bates persuading her to have a sandwich and milk with him instead of going to a diner. Jennifer Jason Leigh, who shares Fuhrman's birthday with Barbara Hershey, is not related to Janet Leigh. It isn't necessary. In word games, the spelling is what counts.
Boxcar Bertha provides a direct Mark Fuhrman link to trains, by way of Barbara “Seagull” Hershey in the title role with David Carradine. His first wife's name was Barbara. In Hoosiers with Gene Hackman Barbara Hershey is Myra Fleener (MF). In The Public Eye she’s a New York City night club owner who walks outside of her club in the rain. In The Pursuit of Happiness she’s Jane. Fuhrman's second wife was Janet. These Barbara Hershey roles touch all of the bases with Fuhrman in his movie and intersect with train, rain and Jane (or Jain) in other movies.
If you wonder where “Jane” fits into Fuhrman’s movie, it’s in the “Rob Mathers” scenes lifted from The Resurrected with Jane Sibbitt as Claire. The Resurrected has a shot of railroad boxcars through the rain splattered window of a detective’s car. You can’t see the tracks. You get them from what John the detective says about a heroine addict working for a man named Ward. He says, “Did you see the tracks on that guy’s arm?” In the real case the man Fuhrman calls Rob Mathers was Edward Hammond.
In the Murder in Greenwich movie scene where the Maryland Man calls Fuhrman out of the rain to get in his car, he calls Fuhrman “detective.” He calls himself a “coke head” who met Michal Skakel in a substance abuse clinic in Maryland. You see his story in flashbacks as he tells Fuhrman about Michael’s violent temper and a phone call he made about Michael’s murder confession to a TV station tip line. In the real case, an anonymous man left a recorded phone message at a radio station about Michael in a Maryland clinic confessing to killing Martha. The man who actually talked to Fuhrman about Michael died in New York from a poisoned dose of heroine before Michael’s trial.
Diary of a Hitman begins at a Pittsburg train station with a hitman named Dekker in a phone booth. Native Detroiter Seymour Cassel, as the man he’s trying to reach, set up a hit on behalf of the intended victim’s husband. Cassel’s character is not available so Dekker leaves him a recorded message. He tells his story in flashbacks of how he ended up at that train station with the woman he was supposed to kill on her husband Al’s birthday. When you hear Seymour Cassel’s voice later in the movie you might recognize it as the bookie who left a recorded message on O.J.’s phone answering machine in Cocaine and Blue Eyes with O.J. as private eye Michael Brennen. Al claims in a meeting with Dekker inside a Catholic church that she’s a heroine addict. She isn’t.
Raven-haired Sherilyn Fenn as the intended Diary of a Hitman victim spells her name J-a-i-n. Although the spelling is unusual, it’s pronounced “Jane.” She says “It rhymes with rain.” Her last name is Zidzyk. Dekker calls her husband “Big Al” because he’s very rich. That’s why Fuhrman calls Rushton Skakel “Big Daddy.” Stay tuned for “Big Jim.”
Fuhrman chose the name Hildy Southerlyn for a raven-hared character he made up in his movie. The unusual spelling in that name can be traced only to Sherilyn Fenn as Jain Zidzyk in Diary of a Hitman. Zidzyk is all you need to get Hildy out of Sherilyn. For Southerlyn you have to be a little more “creative.” You can do it with whole words like “her” and “out” or you can use the “o” and the “t” in Detroit, Sherilyn Fenn’s place of birth, and turn an “n” in Fenn upside down for the “u.” Switching things around in these ways and tuning them upside down are Mark Fuhrman fingerprints.
You first see Hildy at a train station where you also see a man talking on a cell phone. In the next scene he’s sitting on a stool in a bar where Fuhrman first makes eye contact with Hildy. Then you see him at a party in a private club where Fuhrman has his first talk with Hildy. That scene ends with Fuhrman outside of the club tapping on a glass panel of a French door. Fuhrman and Hildy meet again in a rainy scene at her home where you learn that she attended a Catholic school.
The repeated appearance of the man with the cell phone takes you to an actor with Fuhrman’s birthday who makes a call from a phone booth at a train station in Silver Streak. You see him again leading Detroit homicide detectives through an underground tunnel in The Rosary Murders with Donald Sutherland as a Catholic priest. There are boxcars in that movie sitting next to railroad tracks.
Silver Streak has a character named Hilly. Hilly and Hildy are short for Hildegarde. Rachel Roberts is Hildegarde, a train passenger in Murder on the Orient Express. You see Roberts again as the mastermind of a plot to assassinate the pope in Foul Play. That movie is set in O.J.’s birthplace, San Francisco, with Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Eugene Roche and Brian Dennehy, who shares O.J.’s birthday. Eugene Roche appeared with O.J. as a San Francisco homicide detective in Cocaine and Blue Eyes. In Foul Play, he is the Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco and the archbishop’s evil twin brother. Billy (Hilly with a B instead of an H) Barty is a bible salesman who is mistaken for a hitman and lands in a hospital because of it. Hawn’s character Gloria Mundy (Bundy with an M instead of a B) visits him to apologize of attacking him. He tells her that he was considering a new line of work, “…opening up a gas station in the desert.”
Fuhrman’s first version of his alibi was simply that he was at a gas station in the desert. He later said that he bought gas and a soft drink at the station with a gold credit card. In Bird on a Wire, Goldie Hawn’s character has a wallet full of gold cards. She buys gas with a credit card and the gas station attendant who accepts it goes by the name of Billy. In Murder in Brentwood Mark Fuhrman wrote about identifying strongly with Mel Gibson’s character in Braveheart. His character’s name was William Wallace.
In The Naked Gun 2 ½, Pricilla Presley as Jane Spencer in Washington D.C. cries over her breakup with Frank Drebin while a heavy rain beats against her office window. She sees a man, who turns out to be a hired killer, leaving her building and getting into a van. This was the van that O.J. as Nordberg was trying to hook up a tracking device to when he ended up stuck under a bus bound for Detroit.
Mark Fuhrman wrote that in the real Martha Moxley murder case, Greenwich detectives Carroll and Lunney “flew to Michigan to brief the Detroit police and ask their advice” on February 4, 1976. They were there on his birthday (February 5) and the next two days. This information comes from Fuhrman’s Murder in Greenwich book. He also writes that on March 31, 1976, “Commander Gerald Hale and Inspector John Loch of Detroit homicide arrive in Greenwich to advise and assist in the Moxley investigation. It’s easy to find all five pages of Murder in Greenwich references to Detroit police because it has a “Detroit Police Department” listing in the index.
None of these things found their way into Fuhrman’s movie in a straightforward manner. The fact that they didn’t is not as telling as the symbolic and indirect ways that they did. He uses fire on Halloween Eve and his character leaving the Police Station with Weeks carrying a stack of redacted files. You had to read the book to know that the Detroit detectives’ reports were in those files. Looking closely at that scene you will notice two gas pumps in the background. It’s the only place in the movie where gas pumps appear.
To get the most out of what follows you need a firm grip on these seemingly unrelated facts: Fuhrman is a German name. Mark Fuhrman’s middle name is James. His mother’s name is Billie. In six consecutive lines of the same Murder in Brentwood paragraph he writes about a cheerleader, his brother Scott and going to Peninsula High School in Washington State. The State of Michigan is comprised of two peninsulas. It has shore lines on four of the five Great Lakes. The southern part of the Upper Peninsula is bounded by Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, and the State of Wisconsin. Martha Moxley is from Michigan. When Fuhrman interviewed her for his Murder in Greenwich book, she lived in New York. The Skakel family owes its wealth to Great Lakes Carbon. Winsor, Ontario, is on the opposite shore of the Detroit River from Detroit, Michigan.
In Bird on a Wire Goldie Hawn as Marianne Graves asks her boyfriend in New York what she should do in Detroit. He says, “Buy a Chevy. Prove you’re American.” Putting these words together with the “American Pie” refrain could give you a flashback of Goldie Hawn in Laugh-in getting smacked in the face with a pie. You always knew that she was going to get the pie in the face or doused with water. The only question was how she was going to get it. Is this a clue to why Fuhrman’s Murder in Greenwich book has this acknowledgement: “Sheila—Thanks for the Pie.”? If so, it’s one of many clues that he had characters and situations in mind for his movie before he wrote the book.
The first Bird on a Wire scene that Mel Gibson appears in starts in a heavy rain with an “Airport Express” bus driving past a gas station called Marvin’s Motown Motors. The “Detroit, Michigan” location is superimposed on the screen although this scene was undoubtedly shot in British Columbia. Billy Ray jokes about Marianne’s German car. He says. “You come to Detroit and you rent a Beamer? That’s like going to Germany and eating Jimmy Dean sausages.” The last “Michigan” scene in the movie is where Rick and Marianne board a ferry that takes them halfway around the Lower Peninsula up Lake Huron past the southern shore of the Upper Peninsula to “Racine, Wisconsin.”
Most of the Michigan scenes in Bird on a Wire were shot in the City of Detroit. Every “Wisconsin” scene was shot in British Columbia, the Canadian Provence that borders Washington State and Idaho.
Detroit’s Renaissance Center is on the bank of the Detroit river a few steps from where you see Gibson and Hawn at the start of a chase scene involving Detroit police and a train. You see this after a fire at the gas station where Marvin, the owner, is murdered. Harry Caesar is Marvin. He was born in Pittsburg on February 18, 1928. He died in Los Angeles on June 12, 1994. The song you hear as the beginning credits roll is Aquarius.
Aquarius is the zodiac sign that spans January 20 to February 18. Diary of a Hitman is set in Pittsburg with Forrest Whittaker as Dekker, the hitman. Its Raven-haired female star Sherilyn Fenn was born in Detroit on February 1, 1965. Her sign is therefore Aquarius, the same as Harry Caesar’s and Mark Fuhrman’s. In Diary of a Hitman Jain claims that she and her best friend Maryellen were high school cheerleaders. She later admits that she tried out for the cheerleader squad, as Martha Moxley did with the same result. She didn’t make it. In Murder in Greenwich, the cry of a raven tells you that Martha is dead.
Raven hair, like raven feathers, is usually shiny dark brown, so dark that it can appear to be black. Sometimes it is black. In either case, it can be used on screen to suggest exotic qualities in a Caucasian woman like Cassandra Peterson’s Elvira, Lucy Lawless’ Xena or Linda Carter’s Wonder Woman, that you can’t get with a blonde. It can also be use to give a woman’s blue eyes greater emphasis or to give two characters greater contrast.
In Foul Play, a raven-haired friend of Goldie Hawn’s character reminds her that she was a cheerleader. This could be an allusion to Goldie Hawn’s raven-haired fellow Laugh-in alumnus Lily Tomlin who was a Detroit high school cheerleader. Tomlin is Jane Hathaway in The Beverly Hillbillies movie (1993). For Mark Fuhrman it could be a reminder of the black high school football player in his hometown who dated a white cheerleader and Martha Moxley who failed to become a cheerleader. Martha’s “best friend” in Fuhrman’s movie has hair the same color as Gloria’s old friend in Foul Play
Marianne’s date, Scotty, dies in a theater showing an Alan Ladd movie with a phony title but one that resembles his role in This Gun for Hire, where he is a hitman named Raven.
Mark Fuhrman’s alibi for the time of the Bundy murders on June 12, 1994 is that he was in a Pomona, California gas station buying gas and a soft drink with a credit card. He didn’t tell this story until 1997. Pomona is roughly six miles west of the Ontario International Airport in Ontario, California. In Murder in Brentwood, published earlier that year, he tells a story about flying to the Sana Rosa Airport to meet his old partner Kevin Devries. The Santa Rosa Airport is in Windsor, California.
In Bird on a Wire, Rick Jarmin is in the Federal Witness Protection Program. He has many aliases. Marianne Graves is his ex-lover. They haven’t seen each other in 15 years.
Marianne is a wealthy New York City executive who flies to Detroit on business and pulls into Marvin’s Motown Motors in a pouring rain. Rick taps on her door glass to get her attention. She rolls down the window to tell him what kind of gas she wants and how she wants to pay for it. She doesn’t recognize him because she doesn’t get a good look at his face and he speaks with an affected Southern accent. Then she sees his face through her windshield. She thinks he’s Rick Jarmin. He knows who she is.
Stephen Tobolowsky, the video store clerk in Cocaine and Blue Eyes, is Joe Weyburn, a corrupt FBI agent in Bird on a Wire. Jeff Corey is Rick’s Alzheimer-stricken FBI contact Lou Baird. When Rick calls Lou to tell him what happened with Marianne, he gets Weyburn who tells him what happened to Lou. It’s about the only truthful thing he tells him. All Weyburn wants is to find out what name Rick is using and where he is so he can tell the men who want to kill him how to find him.
Reluctantly, Rick says, “Bowers, Billy Ray. I live above Marvin’s Motown Motors. 840 Canoga Street, Detroit.” You need a “K” to get Kevin Devries and Tom Nolan out of that exchange. If you don’t take it from “Rick” you can get it and everything else you need from his case on Weyburn’s computer screen.
David Carradine, Barbara Hershey’s lover in Boxcar Bertha, is the man who killed Marvin and made it look like Rick did it. Bill Duke is his partner. The two killers drove from Pennsylvania to Atlantic City, New Jersey, then on to Detroit to kill Rick Jarmin.
Why does Jeff Corey matter in a word game with names, rain, trains, gas stations, cities, Catholics, false identities and professional killers? He’s the man standing between Bert Lancaster and Albert Dekker on the VHS box cover of producer Mark Hollinger’s The Killers with Ava Gardener as Kitty Collins and Phil Brown as Nick Adams. Nick works at a gas station with the intended victim. Off the job Nick wears an aviation jacket like the one Mark Fuhrman wears in his Murder in Greenwich scene with Hildy and Lancaster at the Belle Haven Club cocktail party. The drink that Hildy is holding fits a visual and contextual description of a Tom Collins.
Keep in mind this gas station link to The Killers when Mark and Steve leave the police station (gas pumps in background) and goes to the bar where he first makes eye-contact with Hildy, who is dressed in black and sitting at a bar. At the party, he introduces himself to Hildy with the word, “Cold.” She replies by holding up her drink and saying, “Anti-freeze.” Hildy is wearing a black formal dress with the drink in one hand and a lit cigarette in the other. She ends the conversation with a crack about “moonlighting” (theme song for the Moonlighting TV series sung by Al Jarreau) then walks into the club to stand next to a piano. Fuhrman makes a specific reference to the piano before he taps on the glass pane of a French door and says, “The killer is still out there. And I’m going to find out which one of you rich pricks knows who it is.” Remember that Maggie Grace is Martha and that Mark and Steve are writing a book.
In The Killers, Charles McGraw is one of the men who commit a murder in Brentwood. His partner calls him Al. McGraw was a police detective guarding a woman on a train in The Narrow Margin (’52). Narrow Margin is a 1990 remake of The Narrow Margin with Gene Hackman as a ’90s version of the cop that Charles McGraw played in the original.
Ava Gardner is Kitty Collins. She meets Lancaster’s character Swede at a “rich prick’s” cocktail party while he (“Big Jim” Colfax) is away. She is sitting with a drink in one hand and a lit cigarette in the other and wearing a black formal dress. After talking briefly with Lancaster and his date she walks away and stands next to the piano where she sings a song. You won’t believe what you get with the lyrics…
“Maybe I’ll learn that romance is worth a heartbreak or two, the more I learn of love and you.” Hildy Southerlyn and Sherilyn Fenn. Two birds with one stone?
The Killers begins with Charles McGraw and William Conrad as hitmen from Pittsburg driving to Brentwood, New Jersey to kill a gas station attendant (Lancaster) for Kitty and her secret husband “Big Jim.” The station is closed. The hitmen walk across the street to a diner where Al orders a drink. All he can get is beer or a soft drink.
The Killers has rain, trains and gas pumps in all the right places. It has someone from the gas station attendant’s past finding him by chance and seeing his face through a windshield just as you see in Bird on a Wire. It has direct links to O.J. Simpson with Ava Gardner’s role as a train passenger named Nicole and Burt Lancaster’s role as an Army colonel plotting to kill everyone on a train in The Cassandra Crossing.
If you knew nothing of Fuhrman’s gas station credit card alibi for June 12, 1994, the ways in which the names, the dates, the cities the rain and the trains in related movies intersect will eventually give it to you. The secret is in knowing that you are playing a nameless word game with Fuhrman bell-ringers filling in the blanks instead of letters. Sometimes you even get the letters and the name of the game.
From Foul Play with Gloria in the rain on a fire escape trying to get the attention of two sweet old ladies inside having a sweet old lady conversation while playing Scrabble
Rosemary’s Baby with Mia Farrow as Rosemary trying to make sense of a book title and finding the solution in the name of her neighbor and a name of a Scottish witch underlined in the book: The solution is an anagram. The name of the woman who handed her the book is Grace.
Do a Google search for “Hildy Southerlyn.” This little exercise tells you what you can expect in a random sample of every “Hildy Southerlyn” on the Internet. You get one. And it’s the one Mark Fuhrman invented for his Murder in Greenwich movie.
Do another search for “William Wallace” on the Internet Movie Database in the “CAST/ CREW Name” block (actors only). If you search the web you will get scores of links to the Scottish hero Mel Gibson played in Braveheart. The IMDB gives you eight names. Click on number 4 and 5. These are two actors with the same name.
One of them had a bit part as a cop in the 1984 classic Beverly Hills Cop (which begins with a murder in Detroit) and a starring role in a 1993 movie he produced called Cover Story. Listed in the credits of his movie are Robert Forster (Steve Carroll in Murder in Greenwich) and Dale Dye who is usually type cast as a military officer.
If you’ve seen Dye in any of those roles you can see why he got the part. His face, his voice and his bearing have “military” written all over them. There is a very good reason for that. He served in the U.S. Marine Cops as an enlisted man, a noncommissioned officer, a warrant officer and an officer from 1964 to1984. If anyone had done a Murder in Brentwood movie in 1997 he or she would have tried to get Dale Dye to play Mark Fuhrman’s partner Brad Roberts. If anyone did a Brad Roberts movie today Dale Dye would be the ideal choice. When you see him as an LAPD officer in Servants of Twilight (’91) with Bruce Greenwood as a detective in an aviator jacket and Belinda Baur (who starred with Donald Southerland in The Rosary Murders) you’ll see that, too.
You might have anticipated by now that a loop is starting to form from William Wallace to Dale Dye, to Belinda Baur and back to rain, trains, a raven-haired woman in a black dress, a detective in an aviator jacket, a Catholic and a Hildy Southerlyn name game. Servants of Twilight has all of these element (and tons of others) right where you need them to see Fuhrman with Hildy at the Belle Haven club. As in all of the other movies linked to Fuhrman and Hildy, some things are left out and other things are added to give you a more detailed picture.
Mark Fuhrman chose the other William Wallace for the television newsman in Murder in Greenwich. Like the man who plays Lancaster and the woman who plays the adult Hildy Southerlyn in Murder in Greenwich, this William Wallace is a New Zealander. If you saw him in anything before that it was as a “young soldier” in the TV series Xena Princess Warrior, a spin-off from the Hercules television series.
The Xena connection to this William Wallace (as well as Bruce Hopkins who plays Lancaster) is significant here because of its star, the “raven-haired” New Zealand native Lucy Lawless. Her Xena character’s “best friend” is blonde. You have to read Lucy’s bio to know that she is naturally blonde. She did a “Janet Jackson” while singing the American National Anthem in a Stanly Cup playoff game between The Anaheim Mighty Ducks and the Detroit Red Wings in 1997. Her husband, a native Detroiter, was an executive producer of the Xena series. She speaks German, French, Italian and Hebrew.
None of the above would mean a thing except for the fact that In Murder in Greenwich Fuhrman invented a dark-haired character called “Lucy” as blonde Martha Moxley’s best friend. Lucy’s first line as she and Martha spy on Tommy Skakel making out with a girl on a beach is, “French kissing!” Murder in Greenwich was filmed in New Zealand.