Life insurance in TV/books/movies/etc

Somebody brought the Apple+ series Bad Sisters to my attention, which involves the investigation of a life insurance claim

somebody else mentioned the Peacock series The Thing About Pam

and in my memories on facebook this morning, there was a Peter Gunn episode mentioned: The Murder Clause

it has James Coburn in it

Any others come to mind?

Yes, Double Indemnity is a classic…

SunAmerica The Movie

Bad Sisters is pretty funny. Especially since I have sisters.

1996 made for TV movie called Escape Clause.

I cannot seem to find much about it, and the wikipedia entry does not correctly match my memories of it . Andrew McCarthy is an actuary (wiki says insurance agent) who is accused of wife’s murder. Paul Sorvino is the investigating cop,

Along came Polly

The Rainmaker was a good film that is about a life insurance trying to strong-arm its way out of paying a claim. Definitely worth a watch and you can try to count it as CE

Obligatory post for “The Policy” by Patrick Lynch.
Protagonist is an actuary. Female actuary.


It’s A Wonderful Life = cash value life insurance vs suicide


The Billion Dollar Bubble was required viewing for new Transamerica employees in the 1980s. One of my early mentors at my first actuarial job, an ASA, had an actual Equity Funding policy. He said he got tons of requests from investigators asking about it.

I thought the movie Worth (about the 9/11 compensation fund) had some life insurance-related components.

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The imdb entry doesn’t have much, either