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Woman on Trial: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story (1993)
"Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  16 May 1993 (USA)
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The true story of a woman who is sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering her husband's ex-wife. After being dismissed from the Milwaukee police, Laurie Bembenek is swept off her feet ... See full summary »

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Lawrencia Bembenek
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Fred Schultz
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Virginia Bembenek
Colin Fox ...
Joe Bembenek
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Don Eisenberg
Catherine Disher ...
Judy Zess
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Russ
Alan Jordan ...
Prosecuting Attorney
Ron White ...
Det. Rogers
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Bill Bryson
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Nick Gugliatto
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Zena Jackson
Ari Magder ...
Sean Schultz
Graham Losee ...
Shannon Schultz
Gail Webster ...
Christine Schultz
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The true story of a woman who is sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering her husband's ex-wife. After being dismissed from the Milwaukee police, Laurie Bembenek is swept off her feet by divorced Fred Schultz and they decide to marry. The pair face mounting financial problems, but when Fred's ex-wife is killed with a bullet from his off-duty pistol, it is Laurie who is arrested for the brutal crime. Written by Anonymous

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Heartbreaking true story anchored by fine O'Neal performance
13 March 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

TV-drama based on Lawrencia "Bambi" Bembenek's memoir about her years in incarceration after being convicted of killing her husband's ex-wife. Bembenek, a small-town rabble rouser, sometime-model and ex-cop, clearly gets the filmmakers' sympathy here, and the piece is most assuredly one-sided; however, the mind-boggling legal injustices done to her are incredible, and the leading role is carried off almost without a hitch by a very forceful Tatum O'Neal. After a strenuous opening, which is framed in flashback for no apparent reason, both the direction and O'Neal's performance improve, and the supporting players are excellent throughout. Not a compact telefilm (it runs 4 hours with commercials), but a consistently interesting one. Tatum is sympathetic, hard-headed, feisty, and moving. The look on her face at the very end seems to make all the legal hell almost irrelevant.


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