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10 December 2006 (USA) See more »
When a beautiful photo model disappears, police track the photographer who last saw her. At his trial, the model herself tells her side of the story. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Trudi Jo Marie Keck ... Linda Sobek

Gerald Brodin ... Charles Rathbun
Gwen Brownson ... Linda's Roommate
Lateefah Devoe ... TV Reporter
Michelle Bauer ... Rape Victim (as Michelle McClendon)

Jennifer Prettyman ... Female Cop
Tim Murphy ... Charlie's Friend
John Content ... Dumpster Diver
Ariauna Albright ... Linda's friend
Scott St. James ... Investigating Cop

Linnea Quigley ... TV Announcer (voice)
Jonny M. Duffy ... Radio Newsman
Richard Nathan ... The Judge (voice)
Bryan Moore ... DJ Voice (voice)
Deborah Pietruska ... The Prosecutor (voice)
John Goodwin ... TV Newsman
Ted Newsom ... The Defense Attorney (voice)

Tim Duquette ... Charlie's friend
Amanda Van Roberts ... Leasing Agent
Emily O'Neary ... Riverbed Corpse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Barbara Sharp ... Rape Victim
Jake Deptula ... Mechanic #1 (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ted Newsom 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ted Newsom 

Produced by
Trudi Jo Marie Keck .... producer
Ted Newsom .... producer
Original Music by
Dan Ferguson 
Cinematography by
Ted Newsom 
Film Editing by
Trudi Jo Marie Keck 
Ted Newsom 
Makeup Department
Mark Williams .... special makeup effects artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jake Deptula .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Brian Benison .... sound recordist

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USA:90 min
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Shot in the actual locations of the crime.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
uniquely bad, 24 April 2009
Author: movieman_kev from United States

Retelling the true crime story of former Los Angeles Raiders cheerleader and model Linda Sobek who was murdered by photographer Charles Rathburn. Combining real-life trial footage and news interviews with fictionalized recreations all told from the point of view of Sobek's spirit (Trudi Jo Marie Keck), this film definitely takes a unique way of telling the story.

However 'unique' only goes so far. The constant flash-backs, flash-forwards & splicing of real footage with acted performers is jarring and doesn't really work. Keck can't hold the film together as her acting in this film is atrocious. The editing equally bad and Newsom's directing of the whole film is rather dire. And on a nit picky note, the box cover states "Based on the True Story that shocked the Nation" while I, keeping fairly abreast of the news, haven't even heard of the case. Even when I did find out about it (through this film) and research it, I can't say I was shocked in the least. Saddened, yes. Heart gone out to the family, definitely. Shocked, not so much. This film does a great disservice to her memory though.

My Grade: D-

Where i saw it: Instant Netflix via my X-box 360

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