5.5/10
106
1 user

Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders (1994)

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Investigation based upon the true story of the Mendendez Brothers and the murder of their parents.

Director: Larry Elikann
Stars: Edward James Olmos, Beverly D'Angelo, Damian Chapa
The Familiar Stranger (TV Movie 2001)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A woman (Margaret Colin) discovers that her husband faked his death and assumed a new identity, while she struggled for 10 years as a single mother.

Director: Alan Metzger
Stars: Margaret Colin, Jay O. Sanders, Aaron Ashmore
Unforgivable (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

John Ritter plays a family man who puts his wife through domestic violence and his children through emotional torture. After leaving his family and almost killing his new girlfriend in one ... See full summary »

Director: Graeme Campbell
Stars: John Ritter, Harley Jane Kozak, Kevin Dunn
For the Love of Nancy (TV Movie 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The parents of an anorexic woman fight to save her life.

Director: Paul Schneider
Stars: Tracey Gold, Jill Clayburgh, Cameron Bancroft
Death in Small Doses (TV Movie 1995)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

One night Nancy Lyon awakes in pain and dies shortly after - poisoned with arsenic. Her family immediately suspects her husband Richard, who left her temporarily the year before because of ... See full summary »

Director: Sondra Locke
Stars: Richard Thomas, Shawn Elliott, Tess Harper
Hit and Run (TV Movie 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A woman struggles with guilt after fleeing from the scene of an accident.

Director: Dan Lerner
Stars: Margaret Colin, Lisa Vidal, Drew Pillsbury
The Girl Next Door I (TV Movie 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A young girl, Annie Nolan comes to the police to confess to a murder, but runs away before saying anything. Later, she visits the police psychologist Gayle Bennett, and in flashback, her ... See full summary »

Director: David Greene
Stars: Tracey Gold, Tom Irwin, Sharon Gless
Murder at My Door (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Teddy McNair has just come home from college. Soon after, a local girl is found dead. As the evidence his parents find piles up, Teddy's painful past is revealed.

Director: Eric Till
Stars: Judith Light, R.H. Thomson, Johnny Galecki
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Betty torments her husband with childish vandalism and verbal threats after he leaves her for another woman, but nobody anticipates what ends up happening as the games escalate.

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Meredith Baxter, Stephen Collins, Michelle Johnson
A Deadly Silence (TV Movie 1989)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The father of three children was killed when he left his house. This provokes a lot of sentimental emotions in the neighbourhood because the people know nothing about his dark past.

Director: John Patterson
Stars: Mike Farrell, Bruce Weitz, Charles Haid
The Man with Three Wives (TV Movie 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A married doctor marries two other women and juggles a life with three wives.

Director: Peter Levin
Stars: Beau Bridges, Pam Dawber, Joanna Kerns
To Love, Honor & Betray (TV Movie 1999)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young woman (Crystal Bernard) aware of her father's (James Brolin) affair with another woman becomes convinced of his guilt after her mother (Dee Wallace Stone) is found murdered in this fact-based movie.

Director: Peter Levin
Stars: James Brolin, Crystal Bernard, David Cubitt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Kitty Menendez
Billy Warlock ...
...
...
Det. Les Zoeller
...
Lester Kuriyama
...
Pamela Bozanich
Elaine Joyce ...
Jill Lansing
...
Dr. Jerome Oziel
...
Leslie Abramson
...
Jamie Pisarcik
...
Judalon Smyth
Marcus Ferrati
Charles Lucia
Jeffrey Broadhurst
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 April 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Du sollst Vater und Mutter ehren - Doppelmord in Beverly Hills  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References At Close Range (1986) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pretty Cheesy.
23 August 2012 | by (Deming, New Mexico, USA) – See all my reviews

If you want a far superior version of this case, check out "A Killing in Beverley Hills," released in the same year.

This one is, with some exceptions, a weak, cobbled-together account of two rich kids in Beverley Hills who, driven too hard by their authoritarian father, slaughtered both Mom and Dad with shotguns in the living room.

It turns a case full of intrigue and interest into a story of a dysfunctional family with adjustment problems. It's reduced to the level of some parental complaint about a kid who insists on playing basketball all the time and refuses to clean out his closet. What to do? The most interesting details are omitted. (Did either of these two dumb punks imagine that their shrink was not going to become famous by spilling the beans on them?) The film has more than one "lying flashback" in it. (We see Dad forcing the one of the kids into being sexually abused, when in fact there is absolutely no evidence for it.) The nature of American character is left uncommented on or even mentioned. (One of the boys was cute and a lot of girls lined up and cheered for him outside the court, holding placards in his support.) The narrative is confusing. (Is the older son in Princeton or out of it?) Even the ending is meaningless. (Yes, the first trial ended inconclusively, but the two killers were convicted the second time around.) The performances of the two narcissists is terrible, but James Farentino as the Demanding Dad is convincing enough. He's supposed to be cold and unresponsive to his son's needs. And his grooming, make up, and natural features lend him the presence of Dracula. His wife, Jill Clayburgh, is a self-pitying, bitter alcoholic -- according to this movie.

"A Killing in Beverley Hills" is no masterpiece, but it's a well-written and professionally directed story of a true crime. It bears watching. This version doesn't.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Available at Amazon: Kryllian119

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?