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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Vignatti (as Sarah Joy Brown)
Det. Gates
Kim Peterson
Angela Panati
Donna Taylor
Louise Gallagher ...
Lee Peterson
Det. Frank Ross
Amy Rocha
Dan Cashman ...
Mr. Whitman
Jackson Jarvis ...
Sammy Vignatti
Erin McKinley ...
Modesto News Anchor
Marnie Crossen ...
Elderly Woman


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 »


When the detective closes his cell phone after receiving the preliminary results that the bodies belong to Laci and Connor, the antenna is extended. In the next shot it is retracted. See more »


References Martha Stewart Living (1991) See more »

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Dean Cain's FILM!
16 February 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dean Cain(Scott Peterson),"Dragon Fighter",'03, gave a great performance with the actual facts of the story as we presently have seen them over and over again. Dean Cain copied all the characteristics of Scott Peterson, which was a very difficult task to perform under all the circumstances concerning this case. I wonder if Scott will ever get a fair trial after the showing of this picture. The jurors in this case have a very hard job in trying to be fair and just!

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