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Echoes in the Darkness (1987)

Unrated | | Drama | TV Movie 1 November 1987
Based on the true life story that took place in the 1970s, this movie follows the murder of Susan Reinert and her two children in Upper Merion Township in Pennsylvania, a case that lasted seven years.

Director:

Glenn Jordan

Writers:

Joseph Wambaugh (teleplay), Joseph Wambaugh (based upon the book by)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Coyote ... William Bradfield Jr.
Stockard Channing ... Susan Reinert
Robert Loggia ... Jay Smith
Peter Boyle ... Sgt. Joe Van Nort
Cindy Pickett ... Sue Myers
Gary Cole ... Jack Holtz
Zeljko Ivanek ... Vince Valaitis
Alex Hyde-White ... Chris Pappas
Treat Williams ... Rick Guida
Vincent Irizarry ... Montione
Philip Bosco ... Judge Garb
Brenda Bazinet ... Lynn Reinert
Diane D'Aquila Diane D'Aquila ... Pat Schnure
Tony De Santis ... Lou De Santis
Patricia Hamilton ... Dorothy Hunsberger (as Pat Hamilton)
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Based on the true life story that took place in the 1970s, this movie follows the murder of Susan Reinert and her two children in Upper Merion Township in Pennsylvania, a case that lasted seven years.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ecos en la oscuridad See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

New World Television See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Gary Cole plays Jack Holtz. Cole played Jeffrey MacDonald in the 1984 TV movie 'Fatal Vision,' based on the book of the same name by Joe McGinniss. MacDonald was convicted of murdering his wife and two daughters in 1979. During the trial of Jay Smith, the prosecution mentions finding the book 'Fatal Vision' among Smith's possessions in his prison cell. According to prosecutors, this is significant because Smith, like MacDonald, is suspected of killing a mother and her two children. See more »

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Mini Series Question
3 September 2012 | by albion1100See all my reviews

I saw this mini series on television many years ago. I purchased the movie but the movie on DVD is way shorter than the mini series. Does anyone know how I am able to get the mini series.

My heart goes out to the family and all people involved in this crime. Brad field was a mastermind of weaving a web of deceit and lead all those people into a place that would take years of healing if they ever do. I have also read the book and it is very close to the movie. Thanks so very much for the reviews written by the families and relatives of those involved. It is a breath of fresh air to read them after reading the book and getting only a small amount of understanding of what you must have gone through. I have two children also and the thought of that happening to them is absolutely dreadful. God bless all you do and bring peace into your hearts. God had dealt with William Bradfield. Live your lives as fruitful as possible.

Any response greatly appreciated. Thanks and regards


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