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The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  26 October 2004 (Hungary)
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As the police search for a missing pregnant woman, new evidence emerges that throws suspicion on her seemingly devoted husband.

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Kate Vignatti (as Sarah Joy Brown)
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Det. Gates
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Kim Peterson
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Angela Panati
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Donna Taylor
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Lee Peterson
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Det. Frank Ross
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Amy Rocha
Dan Cashman ...
Mr. Whitman
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Babysitter
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Modesto News Anchor
Marnie Crossen ...
Elderly Woman
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Storyline

Laci Peterson is a pregnant mother to-be. On the eve of Christmas, she disappears. Her husband, Scott Peterson, and her whole family search for Laci. There are no signs of Laci anywhere. Months go on and on, and the media and public start to think that Scott murdered his wife. The Rocha family support Scott and defend him, until Scott's mistress, Amber Frey, holds a press conference admitting that she was having an affair with Scott, while he was married. Scott had told Amber that he was not married. This makes the Rocha family start to doubt Scott's innocence. Laci's mother, Sharon Rocha, always believed Scott to be a PERFECT HUSBAND, but now she doubts that. Finally the Rocha family publicly announces that they are against Scott. In 2003, Laci's body and baby wash up on shore, and she is officially declared to be murdered. The police arrest Scott and the movie ends here. Written by Brian

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »
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Dean Cain said in interviews that since Peterson had not yet gone to trial when the movie was being filmed, he tried to play him as if he were innocent. See more »

Goofs

The court house depicted shortly after Scott is taking in for questioning is the Regional East County Court House in El Cajon, CA which is more then 438 miles away from Modesto. See more »

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References Martha Stewart Living (1991) See more »

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Decent and intriguing real-life drama-thriller
7 December 2005 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Living in a country where media coverage of the Laci Peterson story was minimal, this TV-film did a great job of depicting the tragic events. The pace was good and the story telling was thoughtful without getting complicated. Dean Cain was fantastic (as always) in his role as Scott Peterson, and Tracy Middendorf was great as his innocent girlfriend, Amber. Sarah Brown and David Deman were also good as Kate and Tom Vignatti. The rest of the cast were all competent, but didn't get a lot of screen time. The only problem I see with the film is that perhaps it should have been made after the final outcome in the real Laci Peterson story, then there would have been more of an ending.


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