The Mystery of Natalie Wood (2004)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, Mystery  |  1 March 2004 (USA)
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Uses accounts from family, friends, and acquaintances to tell the story of Natalie Wood and how she started young, acting in the spotlight, making the transition from a childhood actress to... See full summary »



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Uses accounts from family, friends, and acquaintances to tell the story of Natalie Wood and how she started young, acting in the spotlight, making the transition from a childhood actress to serious actress, dating the top names in Hollywood, her life and marriage to her husband, Robert Wagner, and her biggest fear that ended up being the cause of her death. Written by mariangel_2000

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From child star to Hollywood legend.

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Michael Weatherly plays Robert Wagner in this movie; Robert Wagner later played Michael Weatherly's father in an episode of NCIS: Flesh and Blood (2010). See more »


"Tutti Frutti" by Little Richard can be heard playing at Natalie's 15th birthday party. However, this is set in 1953 and the song did not come out until 1956, three years later. See more »


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I guess that since I don't know much about Natalie Wood herself...
11 October 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

...then I'll have to take this movie's word for it. "The Mystery of Natalie Wood" did actually do a pretty good job showing her life and death. Justine Waddell, as Natalie Wood, does look almost exactly like her. As for some aspects, I never knew that her mother Maria (Alice Krige) pushed her so hard to be famous (or pushed her at all), or that Ms. Wood got raped when she was young. As for the death scene...well, I guess that Natalie Wood's death will remain a mystery, and they had to choose something to portray. Probably taking a cue from "Reds", director Peter Bogdanovich interviews some people who knew her (most notably "West Side Story" co-star George Chakiris). A well-done biography, if nothing else.

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