Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story (1996)

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True crime story of a Wisconsin teacher's aide who hired teenaged students to murder her estranged husband.

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 Diane Kay Borchardt (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Ruben Borchardt (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Claire Brown (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Doug Vest (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Brook Borchardt (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Chuck Borchardt (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Michael Maldonado (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Det. Burstyn (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Detective Pike (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Josh Yanke (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Shannon Johnson (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Regan Borchardt (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Tim (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Cory (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Elgin (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Jeb (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Jay (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Joan (2 episodes, 1996)
George Wallace ...
 Tom (2 episodes, 1996)
Thomas Charles Simmons ...
 Cal Orin (2 episodes, 1996)
Cordelia Richards ...
 Sally (2 episodes, 1996)
Susan Barnes ...
 Barb (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Steve (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Principal (2 episodes, 1996)
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Based roughly on real-life events, this tv-movie recounts the story of a Wisconsin teacher's aide convicted of hiring teen students first to spy on her cheating husband and later to kill him. The film begins with the murder then traces in flashback the events leading up to it, followed by the subsequent police investigation leading to arrests and eventual criminal convictions of both Borchardt and the teens. Written by Kay-22

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Not totally true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
22 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is not entirely correct. If your wondering how i know, it is because i am the youngest brother of Joshua Yanke, one of the kids hired to kill Rueben Borchardt. I have heard directly that it's not the way everything went. I believe that everybody got what they deserved. I'm not taking my brother's side or defending him, because i know what he did was wrong. The movie based Jefferson as a gang town with graffiti all over it. That is far from the truth. I know everybody personally that was involved in the whole murder. They were friends and none of them act that way in real life. All 3 kids were first time offenders and didn't have problems at school, home, or with the police. Making a movie out of this was not a good thing to do. How many other murder's are there out there and they don't make no movie out of them. They made this, cause it was a small town and they act like things like what happened don't happen in small towns, but it happens in every town.


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