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Helter Skelter (2004)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  16 May 2004 (USA)
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A new take on the Manson Family murders, with a keen focus on Charles Manson himself.

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A new take on the Manson Family murders, with a keen focus on Charles Manson himself.

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Based on the true story of the Manson murders. See more »


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In 2001, Jeremy Davies was in preparations for a different independent film about Charles Manson. He made a tape for the filmmakers of himself playing Manson and the tape became a popular bootleg in the industry. CBS cast Davies and allowed him to rewrite his lines due to his performance in the tape. See more »

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The opening credits montage of iconic '60s imagery includes an adult cinema marquee showing the film Cry for Cindy which wasn't released until 1976. See more »

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Charles Manson: Come to now, where suddenly no sense, makes sense.
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References Valley of the Dolls (1967) See more »

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Not bad, but some crucial details missing...
18 May 2004 | by (Warminster, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Although I liked this remake of the '76 version, the original still surpassed it by miles. Jeremy Davies gave a very good performance as Manson, yet didn't send chills down my spine like Steve Railsback did in the original. Although I understand that the focus of this remake was more on Manson and the family and less on the investigation and trial, I felt some key details were, maybe purposely, left out. One that really bothered me was the fact that on both nights, the killers wore dark clothing and brought changes of clothing with them, though in this version they wore whatever they happened to have on at the ranch. Tossing the bloody clothing and weapons over an embankment, they had discarded what eventually became some of the first physical pieces of evidence found linking them directly to the crimes, other than actual prints found at the crime scene. For a film that supposedly paid such close attention to detail, this was a big one to omit. All in all, worth seeing. Do see the original, though, and I think you'll agree that Steve Railsback gave an almost effortless performance as Manson, seeming to be looking at you right through your TV screen.


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