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Echoes in the Darkness (1987)

Unrated | | Drama | TV Movie 1 November 1987
Based on the true life story that took place in the 1970s, this movie follows the murder of Susan Reinert and her two children in Upper Merion Township in Pennsylvania, a case that lasted seven years.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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William Bradfield Jr.
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Susan Reinert
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Jay Smith
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Sgt. Joe Van Nort
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Sue Myers
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Jack Holtz
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Vince Valaitis
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Chris Pappas
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Rick Guida
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Montione
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Judge Garb
Brenda Bazinet ...
Lynn Reinert
Diane D'Aquila ...
Pat Schnure
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Lou De Santis
Patricia Hamilton ...
Dorothy Hunsberger (as Pat Hamilton)
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Based on the true life story that took place in the 1970s, this movie follows the murder of Susan Reinert and her two children in Upper Merion Township in Pennsylvania, a case that lasted seven years.

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1 November 1987 (USA)  »

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Ecos en la oscuridad  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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When Part I of this film aired, a group of Bradfield's fellow inmates went to his cell and demanded that he reveal where the bodies of the children were hidden. Bradfield refused and was subsequently placed in solitary confinement for his own protection. He requested a television so that he could watch Part II but guards refused, telling Bradfield that he already knew how the story ended. See more »

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this is not completely true.
7 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I live in the town and attended the school where this took place around the time when it occurred. the frame work of the story is true, and the names of the people are true, but little else is true. Upper Merion is not on the Main Line, we did not go to school in a Gothic cathedral. Many of the people portrayed in the story are portrayed poorly and maliciously. These events permanently have harmed them, and this movie has not helped. These events did occur and affected the school and the people involved. However, this does not reflect the real stories behind the people and the school.

This is a fine movie for entertainment value, but please do not believe everything portrayed in it.


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