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The Other Side of Madness (1971)

X | | Crime, Drama | December 1971 (USA)
A mixture of documentary footage and re-enactment scenes, some filmed on the action locations, of the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders committed by the gang known as the Manson Family.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Klinknett ...
Killer
Erica Bigelow ...
Killer / Defendant
Paula Shannon ...
Killer / Defendant
Linda Van Compernolle ...
Killer / Defendant
Debbie Duff ...
Victim / The Starlet
Phyllis Estes ...
Victim
Gary Donovan ...
Victim
Richard Kaplan ...
Victim
Ray Pitts ...
Victim
Leah Pringle ...
The Smug Witness / Rock Concert
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The Male Witness
Dottie Lane ...
The Actress Witness / Royalty
John Amaral ...
The Fourth Witness
Jeanne Switzer ...
Defendant
John David ...
Defendant
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A mixture of documentary footage and re-enactment scenes, some filmed on the action locations, of the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders committed by the gang known as the Manson Family.

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The shocking true story of the Charles Manson death cult! See more »

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The Helter Skelter Murders  »

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Group: [chanting together] Kill every white mother, every white pig.
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Featured in The Cinema Snob: Guyana: Cult of the Damned (2012) See more »

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by Sean Bonniwell (as Thomas Sean Bonniwell)
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Horrible re-telling of the Charles manson murders
6 August 2002 | by (Lancaster, California) – See all my reviews

Horrible re-telling of the infamous Charles Manson murders in Beverly Hills, California. Made in a style that Charles Manson and the others would appreciate. I would also say this film was made as if through the eyes of Manson himself. However, if you are curious to see a chilling, gruesome dramatization of the murders (that in real-life included the pregnant actress, Sharon Tate , who was in the tv-series Beverly Hillbillies), this filming is perhaps too realistic. This film contains use of drugs, poppers, full frontal male and female nudity and sexual situations.

If you are looking for a serious, dramatic telling of the real-life story, beginning with the murders, the capture, and the ending of the final trial, then may I suggest "Helter Skelter" (1976). This was a television movie originally shown in two-parts, starring Steve Railsback as "Manson" and George DiCenzo as D.A. Vincent Bugliosi.


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