MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,114 this week

Manson (2009)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | History  -  9 August 2009 (Canada)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 217 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 3 critic

Follows Charles Manson's 'Family' member Linda Kasabian, and her story to what when on at Spahn's Movie Ranch and the final days leading up to the grisly 1969 Tate/La Bianca murders.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 27 titles
created 01 May 2011
 
a list of 198 titles
created 05 Jan 2012
 
a list of 9999 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
a list of 540 titles
created 30 Apr 2013
 
a list of 500 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Manson" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Manson (TV Movie 2009)

Manson (TV Movie 2009) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Manson.
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

If you think you know the story of the Manson Family, you are dead wrong. On a ranch outside of Los Angeles, the dream of the "Love Generation" is transforming into something evil. What was... See full summary »

Director: Jim Van Bebber
Stars: Marcelo Games, Marc Pitman, Leslie Orr
Manson Family Movies (Video 1984)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

In response to the legend that the "Manson Family" may have filmed themselves in some of theirs exploits, this film is a re-creation as to what a film of their may have been like. The film,... See full summary »

Director: John Aes-Nihil
Stars: Rick the Precious Dove, John Aes-Nihil, Katie Lazarus
Eaten Alive (1977)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A psychotic redneck who owns a dilapidated hotel in rural East Texas kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel.

Director: Tobe Hooper
Stars: Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Carolyn Jones
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Perry, a sheltered chemical engineer, falls in love with Leslie, a former homecoming princess, when he becomes a jury member at her hippie death cult murder trial.

Director: Reginald Harkema
Stars: Peter MacNeill, Gregory Smith, Ryan Robbins
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A California couple and a survivalist encounter the cannibal family.

Director: Jeff Burr
Stars: Kate Hodge, Ken Foree, R.A. Mihailoff
Old Man (2012)
Documentary | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

For more then 20 years Charles Manson has refused to communicate to the outside world. Until now. These are actual never before heard phone conversations between Canadian best selling author Marlin Marynick and Charles Manson.

Director: Leah Shore
Stars: Charles Manson, Marlin Marynick
Helter Skelter (TV Movie 2004)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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

Director: John Gray
Stars: Jeremy Davies, Clea DuVall, Allison Smith
Documentary | Short | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Life After Manson is an intimate portrait of one of the world's most infamous crimes and notorious killers. An exclusive interview with Manson Family member Patricia Krenwinkel reveals an ... See full summary »

Director: Olivia Klaus
Stars: Vincent Bugliosi, Patricia Krenwinkel, Charles Manson
Documentary | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

For forty years, Charles Manson has survived most of his life in what he calls 'the hallways of the all ways,' the reform schools, jails and prisons that have been his home and tomb. His ... See full summary »

Director: Nikolas Schreck
Stars: Charles Manson, Nikolas Schreck, Zeena LaVey
Biography | Crime | Drama

An unflinching chronicle of Charles Manson's life leading up to the orchestration of the Tate and LaBianca murders..

Director: Brandon Slagle
Stars: Devanny Pinn, Erin Marie Hogan, Suzi Lorraine
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Mavi Tienda, Lina Romay, Exequiel Caldas
Director: Susanna Lo
Stars: Eric Balfour, Tania Raymonde, Estella Warren
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Charles Manson (as Adam Wilson)
...
Ryan Blakely ...
Meredith Cheesbrough ...
Sascha Cole ...
...
Anthony Gerbrandt ...
Bob Kasabian
...
Paul Anthony Hardy ...
Stan Shapiro
...
Cora Kennedy ...
...
Bobby Beausoleil (as David Kiner)
Cat McCormick ...
Sarah Podemski ...
...
Edit

Storyline

Follows Charles Manson's 'Family' member Linda Kasabian, and her story to what when on at Spahn's Movie Ranch and the final days leading up to the grisly 1969 Tate/La Bianca murders.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | History

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

9 August 2009 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

The Family  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Manson is talking to Dennis Wilson about Terry Melcher's refusal to continue recording Manson, the cord from the phone to the receiver changes from being tangled (or kinked) to untangled and back again. (at around 36 mins). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Better than Expected
8 September 2009 | by (Oklahoma, United States) – See all my reviews

When I saw that the History Channel was putting together yet another documentary on the Manson Murders, my skepticism was pretty high. Recent attempts to discuss or re-enact the murders and/or trials have added little to the discussion, and in some cases, were downright awful or amateurish at best (see Jim VanBebber's "The Manson Family"). After watching this latest attempt, I was mildly impressed.

The acting is decent, although some of the actors chosen were all wrong for the parts (Terry Melcher as a skinny guy with short brown hair...I mean...REALLY). The re-enactments of the murders were pretty well done, although for some unknown reason, the filmmakers got the clothing wrong AGAIN. It is common knowledge that the killers all wore dark clothing (a mistake also made in the latest TV-movie version of "Helter Skelter" five years ago...WHY???) and the houses used to sub for the Tate and LaBianca residences look all wrong. Surely they could have found houses that looked somewhat like the actual sites? Still, it could have been worse! What made this most intriguing was the participation of star witness Linda Kasabian. She has given few public interviews over the past forty years, so it was interesting to see her here. While some may still disagree with her exoneration due to being the star state's witness, the fact remains that she did not kill anyone either night. Was she an accomplice? Yes...but nowhere as culpable as her colleagues in madness. Vincent Bugliosi and Debra Tate also make appearances in the film, although they add little new to the mix. I really think Bugliosi could do Manson material in his sleep at this point! The program also does a good job of showing Manson's shift from "peace and love" leader to the raving maniac he has since become (partly due to his joy in mocking the mass media by being the madman they want him to be). The scenes of the Spahn Ranch are well done, and for the most part, this is a decent documentary. While few Manson programs will reach the heights of the original TV movie from 1976 (even with its over-the-top moments), this little program does a good job of hitting the primary points of the case.

Classic or definitive? No. A decent introduction to those who do not know the case? Yes.


14 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
a few thoughts on this show... davegahan1976
Who is she? suzieq0805
Who's Katie? EA62187-1
Lead Actor Adam Wilson tlpfalconer
Music? belljonez
where's the rest of the family now? davegahan1976
Discuss Manson (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?