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)
(2 episodes, 1996)
(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)
Aeryk Egan ...
 Elgin (2 episodes, 1996)
Andrew Kavovit ...
 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)
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 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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Absolutely Horrifying to watch but engrossing TV film !
23 September 2005 | by (Ile-de-France / Paris Region, France) – See all my reviews

I can stomach things like Freddy Kreuger, The Omen, Texas Chainsaw and the like but this film is a horrifying and above all SICKENING experience, not, obviously through its blood and gore but through its manipulation of youngsters ( and not so youngsters ) by an extremely evil and malicious person. Don't be fooled by the comfortable suburban atmosphere, this woman is pure evil ! Even Satan himself would bend down to kneel before her in wide-eyed amazement ! I found parts of the film extremely disturbing to watch, of course the murder scene itself, where the evil deed is carried out to the sound of the choir singing "Rock of Ages", the lead-up to the fateful event, and then of course Ruben Borchardt's funeral where Mrs "B" turns on the waterworks for the benefit of the public, runs off and shows a different face ! Schizophrenic people are very frightening indeed and from reading the comments, I get the impression that this film is not just a fiction but actually based on real events ! Whether the reality was as horrific as in this film, we'll never know ! Outside this horror aspect, I also found that the characters were very well developed .... Ruben's two children, the boy Chuck, who I'd swear was a young clone of ex British PM John Major and his daughter,Brook, an American version of the French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, are both very attaching and human characters.Mrs B's own kid Regan is a little less interesting. The Shannon character is also rather dubious. Ruben's love, Clair, is a shy character with a delicate, fragile and most lovely face but her rôle is really on the periphery of events though at one stage we do witness an extremely uncomfortable scene where she is pursued through the streets of the town by Diane Borchardt who is shouting insults after her ! As to the killers themselves, Doug Vest has an almost angelic face and Mike looks just the opposite ! In this frightening drama, the only reassuring thing are the two police officers who are far from stupid and have more or less sussed it out from the start ..... it's just a question of time before the net closes in on the guilty parties and they have their initial hunches confirmed.

Update July 2007 : a DVD of the the film would appear to be programmed for release around December 11th of this same year. Youpee !!!!


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