5.7/10
122
2 user

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

Based on true events, the story of Lyle and Erik Menendez, who murdered their wealthy parents in Beverly Hills in 1989, claiming they were acting self-defense after years of abuse.

Director:

Writers:

(book), (book) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 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
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
Director: Santiago Alvarado
Stars: Juli Fàbregas, Juanjo Pardo, Mónica Corral
Menendez: Blood Brothers (TV Movie 2017)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

This film explores the inner lives and motivation behind the murders of entertainment executive Jose Menendez and his wife Kitty at the hands of their sons Lyle and Erik in 1989.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Stars: Nico Tortorella, Courtney Love, Aliyah O'Brien
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Bobby Kerecz
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Roger Goodman, Brett Haley, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Erik Menendez, Lyle Menendez, Arthur Miller
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Leslie Abramson, Teresite Baralt, Pam Bozanich
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Gabriel Range
Stars: Daron McFarland, Gary A. Rainer, George Williams

Behind the murders of a Hollywood movie executive and his former beauty queen wife by their sons.

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Det. Les Zoeller
...
Lester Kuriyama
...
Pamela Bozanich
Elaine Joyce ...
Jill Lansing
...
Dr. Jerome Oziel
...
Leslie Abramson
...
Judalon Smyth
...
(as Marcos Ferraez)
Jeffrey Broadhurst ...
(as Jeffery Lee Broadhurst)
Marcus Ferrati
Charles Lucia
Edit

Storyline

Based on true events, the story of Lyle and Erik Menendez, who murdered their wealthy parents in Beverly Hills in 1989, claiming they were acting self-defense after years of abuse.

Plot Summary | 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.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page