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Writer (WGA):
Wendy Battles (written by)
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Release Date:
21 February 2011 (USA) See more »
Based on the events surrounding the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Hayden Panettiere ... Amanda Knox

Vincent Riotta ... Guiliano Mignini

Paolo Romio ... Raffaele Sollecito

Marcia Gay Harden ... Edda Mellas

Amanda Fernando Stevens ... Meredith Kercher
Heather Cave ... Deanna Knox

Djibril Kébé ... Rudy Guede

Timothy Martin ... Patrick Lumbana
Clive Walton ... Curt Knox
Shoboo Kapoor ... Arlene Kercher
Mimosa Campironi ... Filomena Romanelli
Simonetta Solder ... Detective Navarra
Fausto Maria Sciarappa ... Detective Alicastro

Valentina Carnelutti ... Dr. Patrizia Stefanoni

Francesco De Vito ... Inspector Battistelli
Stefano Santospago ... Lawyer Giordano

Jay Natelle ... Lloyd Hallyday
Mattia Sbragia ... Judge Masseri
Yasemin Sannino ... Lawyer Giulia Bongiorno

Matthew T. Reynolds ... Nigel Fox - British Reporter (as Matthew Reynolds)

Matt Patresi ... Chris Mellas
Roberto Nobile ... Dr. Luca Lalli
Luciano Miele ... Dr. Ricardo Coparelli
Roberto Trevisi ... Judge Micheli
Renato Cortesi ... Dr. Terre
Marin Jo Finerty ... Staci

Pilar Abella ... Daniela Borgnese
Douglas Dean ... Carlo Rinaldi
Jonathan Joseph Borogelli Brajin ... Reporter #1
Fabiana Formica ... Reporter #2
Andrea De Manincor ... Reporter #3
Daniele Monterosi ... Reporter #4
David Callahan ... American TV Reporter
Chiara Rodoni ... Italian Reporter

Directed by
Robert Dornhelm 
Writing credits
Wendy Battles (written by)

Produced by
Craig Anderson .... executive producer
Wendy Battles .... executive producer
Roberto Manni .... line producer
Roberto Manni .... producer
Raffaello Monteverde .... executive producer
Craig Piligian .... executive producer
Randy Sutter .... producer
Trevor Walton .... executive producer
Original Music by
Zack Ryan 
Cinematography by
Gian Enrico Bianchi (director of photography)
Casting by
Teresa Razzauti 
Production Design by
Dimitri Capuani 
Art Direction by
Roberto Caruso 
Set Decoration by
Raffaella Giovannetti 
Costume Design by
Maurizio Basile 
Makeup Department
Gabriele Gregorini .... hair stylist
Giorgio Gregorini .... hair department head
Production Management
Stella Delleani .... assistant production manager
Alessandro Manni .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fabrizio Bava .... first assistant director
Luca John Rosati .... second second assistant director
Luca John Rosati .... third assistant director
Art Department
Maria Francesca Fogagnolo .... assistant set decorator
Silvia Fontana .... graphic designer
Roberto Magagnini .... leadman
Sebastiano Murer .... property master
Adriano Nacci .... painter
Domenico Reordino .... head painter
Sound Department
Maurizio Argentieri .... sound mixer
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer
Michael Colomby .... sound re-recording mixer
Judah Getz .... supervising sound editors assistant
Jordan Lezama .... assistant sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Franco Biciocchi .... still photographer
Nicolas De Luigi .... second assistant camera
Giovanni Gabriele .... gaffer
Luca Sardini .... electrician
Casting Department
Roberta Corrirossi .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maurizio Basile .... costumer
Editorial Department
Jaclyn Lelea .... post production supervisor
Music Department
Djibril Kébé .... composer: song: "Le Coeur"
Djibril Kébé .... singer: "le Coeur"
Michael Stern .... music scoring mixer
Danny Ursetti .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Luigi Pinto .... transportation captain
Other crew
Irene Campana .... production secretary
Nando Cartocci .... assistant to the director
Leonardo de Angelis .... location manager
Amanda Mason .... assistant to executive
Henriet Pinto .... clerk
Andrea Piria .... accountant
Elena Santamaria .... production secretary
Antonia Tammaro .... assistant production accountant
Jenny York .... production coordinator

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Did You Know?

The real Amanda Knox was acquitted of the murder along with Raffaele Sollecito on October 3, 2011.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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14 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Rushed Film Never Comes Together, 23 July 2011
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (2011)

** (out of 4)

American girl Amanda Knox (Hayden Panettiere) travels to Italy to study but soon she's accused of murdering her roommate with the assistance of her boyfriend and another guy. Soon Knox's sex life and strange behavior become the key evidence in the trial, which she's convicted of but many seem to think a crooked Prosecutor is to blame. I first heard of this case soon after the real events happened and I remember that for the next year or so every media group was on the side that pointed the finger of guilt at Amanda. I lost track of the case until 60 Minutes did another episode on it and to my shock now everyone was saying that the girl was innocent and being framed by a questionable Prosecutor. This made-for-TV drama from Lifetime doesn't try to pretend to be a documentary and instead it purely wants to show that Amanda is innocent but for some strange reason the movie is never able to do this. There's no doubt that the intent behind this movie is to say that the Italian courts are full of evil people wanting to harm this angel-faced girl from Seattle but I personally need a lot more than just this. Not once are we ever really given an explanation for why Knox is innocent other than the Italians are bad people. This doesn't work for a number of reasons but the biggest one, in terms of this film, is that the Italian members are constantly made to give evil looks to the camera and after a while this just becomes laughable and it's a rather cheap way to try and make them look evil. I kept expecting the director and screenwriter to dress them all in black, put a mask on them and put knives in their hands. Another thing that doesn't work in the picture is that we never really get to understand the case, what actually happened or what might have happened. Yes, there are several re-enactments but they're all handled so poorly that you can't help but feel letdown. As with most "true story" movies, this one here changes a few facts around and tells a few lies of its own so needless to say people shouldn't be watching this thing expecting a documentary. I think the film should have tried to make its case a lot better and all in all it really does feel rushed and all over the place as if the filmmakers weren't sure what they wanted to tell or try to tell. The performances aren't too bad with Panettiere doing a nice job as Knox. I thought she was a lot better when she started to crack from the pressure and she's also quite nice when it comes time to address the courts. Vincent Riotta steals the film as the Prosecutor and Paolo Romio is good in his bit of Amanda's boyfriend. Marcia Gay Harden plays Amanda's mother and she's a tad bit too over-the-top during a few scenes. The story of Amanda Knox is far from over and let's hope a better movie will come out whenever the real story gets solved.

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