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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(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)
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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Rated R for a scene of violence | See all certifications »
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25 February 1996 (USA)  »

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TV triumph for Ann-Margret
28 February 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Extremely well-directed and acted true-life chronicle of Diane Borchardt, a Wisconsin high school teacher who charmed some of her students into carrying out the murder of her husband. Originally shown in two parts on television, the film has the production values of a theatrical feature, and Ann-Margret is nothing short of riveting in the lead. Abandoning her kittenish persona (and all traces of a sympathetic good nature), Ann-Margret is nothing short of chilling in her portrayal of Mrs. B., a cunning and calculating monster. The younger players are also very good and the film is gripping if extremely unpleasant. Difficult as an entertainment, it is still a strong achievement, which is a testament to the talents of director John Patterson and writer Carmen Culver.


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