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Manson Family Vacation (2015)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Thriller | 6 October 2015 (USA)
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Two brothers tour Charles Manson murder sites. One is a devoted family man. One is devoted to The Family.

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Nick
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Conrad
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Amanda
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Max
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Blackbird
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Sunshine
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Janice
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Frank
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Teacher
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Gas Station Owner
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Officer Phiffer
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Isaac Reardon Berger ...
Bandana (as Isaac Berger)
Justin M. Rasch ...
Skullface
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Rockabilly
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Two brothers tour Charles Manson murder sites. One is a devoted family man. One is devoted to The Family.

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Was funded via a Kickstarter campaign, where it received $40,607, $607 more than the target. See more »

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As the trivia section states: "Charles Manson has been imprisoned since late 1969. Assuming 40-year-old Conrad was conceived before Manson was imprisoned, this film must take place in 2010 or earlier." However, when they go to El Coyote restaurant, there is a billboard for the movie THOR clearly displayed in the background. Thor was released in mid-2011. See more »

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Conrad: I bring up Charles Manson and you freak out.
Nick: Everybody freaks out when you bring up Charles Manson!
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Suspension of Disbelief is Required
29 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I stumbled across this film and did not know what to think. I have to admit I am a historian on this topic, couldn't tell you why, just am. The movie centers around two brothers who have grown up quite differently under the same roof. Turns out one brother was adopted and the other was the natural son of the father. The adopted son (Conrad) was treated poorly and as a result, has developed into somewhat of a hopeless misfit. Conrad also has a very voracious appetite for all things Charles Manson and very much desires to visit all places in the Los Angeles area that have a connection with the Manson family. Conrad also insists that his brother come along for the field trip. As the story develops, not too subtle hints start to occur that Conrad's interest in Manson is more than just that of a groupie. There is some humor to be had here and the southern California sites are pretty dang neat. However, some of the parts of the story strain credibility, seriously. I think having extensive knowledge of information dealing with this story tipped some stuff that regular people would not get. It also caused me to think a lot of the material was very unrealistic. I don't know how to feel about this movie. It was entertaining enough, but I did have problems with the lighthearted approach and levity associated with a loathsome murderer like Manson. I think too many people have diluted his evil, including these filmmakers. Moreover, the character of Conrad was incredibly irritating and lacking in any empathy. I think if you have interest in this topic, you might find it entertaining, but I am not sure why.


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