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9 August 2009 (Canada) See more »
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

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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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4 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
be warned: real death photos in this hack doco, 15 November 2010
Author: ptb-8 from Australia

This seriously deranged faux doco about the hideous Manson family killers is peppered with actual photos of the real victims in their heartbreaking stabbed gore. This use of real photos shocked me more than anything and I personally found the genuine police report black and white pic of 8 months pregnant Sharon Tate lying on the floor, all smashed to death particularly distressing. The reenactments are also very gruesome, with repeated scenes of actors stabbing and bashing each other. One scene even has a 3 year old child in an unedited shot where 'Manson' beats and kicks a woman. How this assault looked to the child is horrifying as a 3 year old cannot discern playacting of this brutal magnitude. This doco seems to have a keen eye to explicitly display the atrocity reenactments for maximum gore exposure. Debra Tate, Sharon's sister actually appears and I gasp to think how she dealt with this as a finished product. For a TV movie is contains R Rated violence and would have been a tough sit for anyone involved. The details described in the stabbings are equally pointless as we already know these poor people died in a horrific way but to hear what they said and blood and bone details is simply revolting cruelty to the audience. And unbelievable disrespectful to the real families of the original crime. This is a vulgar exploitive doco with a desire to expose the worst violence imaginable, explicitly re inact it, and show the real crime scene photos....and rub it in your face. Terrible.

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