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Death Scream (1975)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 26 September 1975
A docudrama based on the actual incident involving Catherine "Kitty" Genovese who, on March 13, 1964, was attacked and viciously stabbed to death several times by a psychopath, while nearby residents watched but did nothing to help.

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Detective Nick Rodriguez
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Detective Dave Lambert (as John Ryan)
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Peter Singleton
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Betty May
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Carol
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Hilda Murray
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Mrs. Jacobs
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Alice Whitmore
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Mrs. Kosinsky
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Harry Whitmore (as Bill Bryant)
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A young woman is murdered in an alley. The crime is heard or seen by the residents of a nearby apartment building, but none of them did anything to help and they refuse to cooperate with the police during the investigation. Written by Anonymous

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26 September 1975 (USA)  »

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Based on the story of Catherine "Kitty" Genovese who was murdered in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of New York City on 13 March 1964. She was murdered by Winston Mosely who was sentenced to death but reduced to life imprisonment in 1967. See more »

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An All Star 1970's Cast : Death Scream.
8 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Above average movie based on the Kitty Genovese murder case of 1964. Kitty Genovese was a lesbian and so is the first murdered victim in this movie. Movie shows how callous people can be by ignoring a poor girl's murder. It is an all star cast, which has Dinahann Carroll as a potential suicide victim, Tina Louise as a lesbian, Ed Asner as a jealous husband, Cloris Leachman as nymphomaniac wife, Lucie Arnaz, Lucille Ball's daughter, as a potential murder victim, Art Carney and Nancy Walker play an older couple who ignore the murder. Kate Jackson has a nice cameo but this is clearly Raul Julia's movie. It is also nice to see Helen Hunt as a child actress and Tony Dow, Wally on Leave it to Beaver, in a scene as well. Sadly, this was a true case. Of all the cameos, Tina Lousie gives the best performance as the lesbian, ex-girlfriend of the victim, who is taking in to be questioned. What would Ginger Grant say? Enjoy this fun movie.


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