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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. | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Neil Rawles 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Matthew Broughton 

Produced by
Tara Elwood .... line producer
Nick Godwin .... executive producer
Greta Knutzen .... creative producer
Simon Lloyd .... executive producer
Tom Parkhouse .... producer
Ian Russell .... commissioning editor
John Vandervelde .... producer
Original Music by
Brent Barkman 
Gary Borden 
Russ Mackay 
Cinematography by
Jeremy Benning (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Marcus Valentin 
Casting by
Millie Tom 
Production Design by
Brian Rice 
Art Direction by
Adrian Greenlaw 
Set Decoration by
Steven Polley 
Makeup Department
Tina Del Grande .... assistant hair stylist
Tina Del Grande .... assistant makeup artist
Catherine Hughes .... hair stylist (as Catherine Martin Hughes)
Catherine Hughes .... makeup artist (as Catherine Martin Hughes)
Production Management
Maria French .... production executive
Jane Lloyd .... vice president of production
Jed Metzger .... production manager (as Jet Metzger)
Allison Todd .... head of production
Lynn van Rooyen .... head of post-production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Sinyi .... first assistant director
Armen Kazazian .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Mike Murawsky .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Javiera Quintana .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Melinda Ramsay .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Sasha Tolstoy .... props
Sound Department
Brian Barret Collins .... boom operator
Ryan Henwood .... sound editorial
Russ Mackay .... re-recording engineer
Bill McMillan .... sound mixer
Richie Nieto .... re-recording engineer
Richie Nieto .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Matthew Scott .... special effects technician
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Acker .... key grip
Dean Dallas Bentley .... grip
Bill Hong .... camera
Edmond Kopp .... gaffer
Dave Lewis .... best boy grip
Kelly Taylor .... best boy electric
Jason Vieira .... additional steadicam operator
Aaron Wilcox .... electric
Casting Department
Roisin McGilly .... background casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mark Hiney .... assistant wardrobe stylist
Ashley Wood .... wardrobe stylist
Editorial Department
Craig Drikis Barnikis .... on-line editor
Gwyn Moxham .... assistant editor
Paula Talesnik .... post-production coordinator
Charlene Short .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Lana Gorlitz .... production intern
Allegra Hill .... production coordinator
Susanne Jespersen .... archive researcher
Nicolina Lanni .... researcher
Joe Melton .... location assistant
Sherri Rufh .... head of production administration

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Canada:90 min

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 »
Continuity: 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 »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
good, not great, documentary, 8 September 2009
Author: notpotus from United States

This was a good, not great, documentary. The part that was very well done was the realistic reenactment of watching the girls and Tex going into the house and doing the senseless deed. In previous movies and documentaries the reenactments were not at all realistic. In this one, you can actually believe that this is the way the crimes were committed. And the events are not depicted in a gruesome manner, while at the same time there was no question the murders were horrible. The part that was not well done was some of the scenes at the murder site suggest that you could just drive right by the house and you were right there. That was not the case. The house was behind a gated driveway and down the driveway. The LoBianco house was much more accurately depicted. I also think they made an error on the location of the Spahn Movie Ranch. I believe the graphic read that it was in Benedict Canyon. That is not correct. Spahn Movie Ranch was out in the Chatsworth area in the Simi Valley, although they were correct in saying it was about 25 miles from Los Angeles. Minor errors like this cause the documentary to lose credibility. Overall, I thought the documentary was well done. The acting in the reenactments was very believable. Getting the real Linda Kasabian to speak about the crimes was a real fine catch because, to the best of my knowledge, she's been silent on the crimes since she provided the testimony that put away Manson, Tex Watson and the girls. Was her version of things a bit slanted? Probably. But no one has ever said she actually participated in the killings-- not even the people she caused to spend the rest of their lives in prison, and not any member of the Manson family, and all of these people had reason to attack Kasabian's credibility. That doesn't make Kasabian a saint and she should have spent considerable time in prison (she didn't report the crimes, she simply ran away after the Lo Bianco murders)but without her testimony it is very likely Manson and all the others would have walked away without being convicted. This was a good documentary that, with a few improvements, could have been a great documentary. A documentary that includes Bugliosi, Tate's sister and Linda Kasabian is off to a great start and those interviews alone make this an important documentary.

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