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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.

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Det. Les Zoeller
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Lester Kuriyama
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Jill Lansing
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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.

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

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Not as good as the other Menendez murders TV movie
3 November 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This TV movie about the Menendez murders is not as well-acted as the other version released the same year, "Menendez: A Killing In Beverly Hills" but presents many of the details of the case more accurately. James Farentino does very well in the role of Jose Menendez but the other actors don't come off as well. The film does however, give the viewer more than pause to consider what might have happened that led to the murders of Jose and Kitty Menendez by their two sons, Lyle and Erik.

There is one scene that is disturbing in retrospect, when Jose is trying to persuade his son Erik into a sexual act with him and when the son refuses he gets slapped, comforted and told, "get back on the bed". Not graphic, but still chilling. As for the truth, who knows.


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