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Manson (1973)

Documentary on Charles Manson and his family. Has a number of insightful interviews with many family members most notably Squeaky and Sandy (Blue and Red). There is also a history of Manson... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mary Brunner ... Self
Vincent Bugliosi ... Self
Bruce Davis ... Self
Lynette Fromme ... Self
Sandra Good ... Self
Steve Grogan ... Self
Ronnie Howard Ronnie Howard ... Self
Charles Manson ... Self
Jesse Pearson ... Narrator (voice) (as Jess Pearson)
Phil Phillips Phil Phillips ... Self
Nancy Pitman Nancy Pitman ... Self
Brooks Poston ... Self
Catherine Share ... Self
George Spahn ... Self
Paul Watkins ... Self
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Documentary on Charles Manson and his family. Has a number of insightful interviews with many family members most notably Squeaky and Sandy (Blue and Red). There is also a history of Manson from his birth to the family formation to the Tate/La Bianca murders. Plenty of footage of the family playing at Spahn Ranch. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Meet one man's family revealed for the first time outside the courtroom - the staggering details of the most hideously bizarre murders in the annals of crime suppressed until now and not permitted on tv, radio or family newspapers! See more »


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Trivia

Brooks Poston and Paul Watkins, who provided the musical score for the film, were both former members of the "Manson Family". See more »

Quotes

Paul Watkins: We used belladonna, hashish, smoked marijuana a lot, mescaline, opium, we never used any hard drugs.
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Connections

References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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Written and Performed by Paul Watkins and Brooks Poston
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Good insight into the minds of stupid people.
15 February 2002 | by zedthedestroyerSee all my reviews

Disturbing and engrossing documentary about the Manson family as well as the murders they committed. The title's a bit misleading, as the bulk of the docu is about his brainwashed family and other people who crossed paths with him, although clips of interviews with the man himself appear here and there.

Highlights of the film have to be the interviews with Squeaky Fromme and friends where they proclaim Manson is Jesus reincarnated and present their own skewed philosophies on their way of life.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manson and Squeaky Fromme See more »

Filming Locations:

Shoshone, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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