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Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (2011)

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

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Vincent Riotta ...
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Raffaele Sollecito
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Meredith Kercher
Heather Cave ...
Deanna Knox
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Rudy Guede
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Patrick Lumbana
Clive Walton ...
Curt Knox
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Arlene Kercher (as Shoboo Kapoor)
Mimosa Campironi ...
Filomena Romanelli
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Detective Navarra
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Detective Alicastro
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Dr. Patrizia Stefanoni
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Ispettore Battistelli
Stefano Santospago ...
Lawyer Giordano
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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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Beyond the Headlines: The Amanda Knox Story  »

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A natural blonde,Hayden Panettiere dyed her hair light brown to match that of the real Amanda Knox. See more »

Quotes

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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A Little More Love
Performed by Taxi Doll
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acceptable exploitation TV
12 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

In 2007 Perugia, Italy, Amanda Knox (Hayden Panettiere) and boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito (Paolo Romio) call the police for a possible break-in. Then the body of her roommate Meredith Kercher is found locked in her room. In a long flashback, Amanda is an eager university girl from Seattle who wants to spend a year in Italy. She and Sollecito become prime suspect and eventually convicted for the Kercher murder.

I really like the start with the movie getting right into the case. Then the movie goes back to a very bland flashback. Anything significant gleamed from the flashback can easily be included later on in smaller snippets. It's only ten minutes but it sucks out much of the early tension. Generally, this is an acceptable TV movie with Panettiere keeping the character compelling to watch. There is no doubt that this is exploitation TV but it's relatively well-made. It's not trying to take an obvious side but that can also make the movie less dramatic.


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