Based on true story of teens Richard and Deborah Jahnke charged in Wyoming for the killing of their abusive father.

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Richard Jahnke Sr.
Christopher Collet ...
Richard Jahnke Jr.
Karmin Murcelo ...
Maria Jahnke
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Deborah Jahnke
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Eve Whitcomb
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Jim Barrett
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Vera Scofield
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Candy
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Mr. Harris
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Det. Roberts
Robert Ginnaven ...
Det. Marquez
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Based on true story of teens Richard and Deborah Jahnke charged in Wyoming for the killing of their abusive father.

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A gun separates the men...from the boys.

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22 May 1985 (USA)  »

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Depressing but good
9 August 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Well, this isn't the kind of film to watch with a beer and a curry, that's for sure. It's depressing, jarring and absolutely disturbing, but it'll keep you watching right to the end, and the performances are uncomfortably good. Forrest excells as a near-psychotic, short-fused macho man who moves his vulnerable family to the middle of nowhere and proceeds to physically and psychologically bully and torture them. His wife seems unable to break away, his kids try to break the cycle but only run up against brick walls, so his son (another good performance by Collet) is eventually forced to take extreme measures to save his family. It's an interesting touch that Forrest never vents his rage on the family's pets, a near-cliched trademark of numerous mean-spirited psycho movies. It adds an extra dimension to an already towering performance that he obviously only gets his sadistic kicks from inflicting pain on human beings, or more precisely, his nearest and dearest. Made for TV and shot in drained, miserable-looking pastel shades, RIGHT TO KILL? won't make you feel good, but it will make you think.


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