8 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.



Watch Now

With Prime Video

1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Jonestown: Paradise Lost (TV Movie 2007)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Cult leader Jim Jones leads his followers to a mass-suicide.

Director: Tim Wolochatiuk
Stars: Ted Biggs, Stephan Jones, Vernon Gosney
Manson (1973)
Documentary | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Documentary on Charles Manson and his family. Has a number of insightful interviews with many family members most notably Squeaky and Sandy (Blue and Red). There is also a history of Manson... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Hendrickson, Laurence Merrick
Stars: Mary Brunner, Vincent Bugliosi, Bruce Davis
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.

Director: Lauren Greenfield
Stars: Jaqueline Siegel, David Siegel, Alyse Barker
Zero Hour (TV Series 2004)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Zero Hour dramatizes the hour leading up to some of the most memorable historical events as they unfold minute by minute. The focus of the series isn't the event itself, but the individual ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul McGann, Sean Pertwee, David Morrissey
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The story of the Pre-Fab Four and their fight to be taken seriously as musicians.

Director: Neill Fearnley
Stars: George Stanchev, L.B. Fisher, Jeff Geddis
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The unsolved death of six-year-old American beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey remains the world's most sensational child murder case. Over 15 months, responses, reflections and performances were... See full summary »

Director: Kitty Green
Stars: Hannah Cagwin, Aeona Cruz, Liv Bagley


Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry Melcher
Meredith Cheesbrough ...
Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme
Sascha Cole ...
Abigail Folger
Wojtek Frykowski
Charles 'Tex' Watson
Anthony Gerbrandt ...
Bob Kasabian
Paul Anthony Hardy ...
Stan Shapiro
Dennis Wilson
Cora Kennedy ...
Nancy 'Brenda' Pitman
Bobby Beausoleil (as David Kiner)
Cat McCormick ...
Patricia 'Katie' Krenwinkel
Catherine 'Gypsy' Share
Brittany Scobie ...
Susan 'Sadie' Atkins
Leslie Van Houten
Moti Yona ...
Gary Hinman


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

Plot Keywords:

reenactment | See All (1) »




| |


Release Date:

9 August 2009 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

The Family  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Did You Know?


On the door of the saloon there are a number of slogans painted in red, one of which reads Helter Scelter, with a misspelling of Skelter. This is not a goof but as it was at the real Spahn Ranch. See more »


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

Absolutely Amazing.
7 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

Linda Kasabian Has Come Out Of Hiding To Speak For The First Time In 40 Years About The Manson Murders.

Okay That Is The Whole Plot Of This Documentary, I Felt Like They Used Up The Actors That Play Their Parts To What Should've Been More Interviews Like About The Tate Murders, I Know Its A Long Stretch But Roman Polanski Should've Said Something, Besides Deborah Tate And Linda Kasabian And Some Historian No One Knows.

The Acted Parts Were So Badly Acted That It Looked Like Manson's Motive For Murders Was That He Didn't Get A Record Deal, This However Is A Load Of Crap, Helter Skelter Is His Motive (The War To End All Wars And He Would Reign As King Of The World).

Overall I Found This Documentary To Be Interesting From The Point Of View From People Who Were There But The Problem Is That It Is All How They Interpret Things, For Example I Interpret Helter Skelter As "Great Song, Invention Of Heavy Metal", Manson Interpreted This As "The War To End All Wars"...See How Interpretation Can Vary, Sure Manson Was This Crazed F#ucking Maniac But It Proves My Point. Avoid At All Costs.

0 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

'La La Land' Producer on the Art of Espionage

Jordan Horowitz shares some "secret" information about his new spy-thriller series, "Counterpart." Plus, Kevin Smith reveals his favorite Sundance movies of all time.

Watch now