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Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (2011)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  21 February 2011 (USA)
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Based on the events surrounding the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Riotta ...
Raffaele Sollecito
Meredith Kercher
Heather Cave ...
Deanna Knox
Rudy Guede
Patrick Lumbana
Clive Walton ...
Curt Knox
Shoboo Kapoor ...
Arlene Kercher
Mimosa Campironi ...
Filomena Romanelli
Simonetta Solder ...
Detective Navarra
Fausto Maria Sciarappa ...
Detective Alicastro
Dr. Patrizia Stefanoni
Ispettore Battistelli


Update: On Oct. 3, 2011, Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted of murder on appeal in Italy. DNA experts determined the DNA on the so-called murder weapon was actually from bread crumbs (as in victim Meredith Kercher handling the bread and some crumbs ending up on the knife). Knox's conviction for slandering Diya Lumumba was upheld, though evidence came out that Knox had implicated the bar owner after 50 hours of interrogation without a lawyer present. As of Oct. 3, 2011, Knox's parents still face trial for slander for accusing Italian police of brutality and intimidation. Written by Gregory Marshall Smith

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The real events took place in Perugia, but filming locations were mostly in and around Rome. See more »


Rudy Guede: [singining] Meredeth's friend... Meredith's friend... Wanna get high?
Amanda Knox: Yes!
Rudy Guede: [singing] Wanna get high?
Amanda Knox: Yes!
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These movie-makers were not under oath
20 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie promotes several gross distortions which CBS News Crimesider, for one, has identified. Example: in one scene Amanda knew too much prior to her interrogation, such as how her friend Amanda had died. CBS CrimeSider calls this one of the five biggest lies in the film. And yes, it was not in the trial either.

Why was Amanda's interrogation not recorded? Why did the prosecution's forensic team not testify in the trial about any crime scene cleanup? Why did the police, while testing, destroy the hard-drives of the computer which Amanda and Raffaele said they were using that night? Why are so many other facts misreported in newspapers and TV? The movie does not answer any of those questions truthfully, or even raise them. It is mysterious. It seems to be a commercial game. Or maybe they are just "giving Amanda and Raffaele a bad time." In this movie, a blonde Italian-American Hollywood woman acts out a screenplay to portray a red-haired Scottish-American honor student from Seattle as if she were a bratty, suspicious and brazen character. Someone has friends in low places.

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