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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.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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William Bradfield Jr.
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Susan Reinert
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Jay Smith
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Sgt. Joe Van Nort
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Sue Myers
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Vince Valaitis
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Chris Pappas
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Rick Guida
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Montione
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Lynn Reinert
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Pat Schnure
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Lou De Santis
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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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1 November 1987 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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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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Very accurate book. I should know, it was my family that was involved.
22 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Just happened to see this web site. I was the Lynn Reinert that was featured in the film. My then husband, Ken Reinert, and I had been married about 2 years when all this occured. The movie is very accurate. Joseph Wambaugh sat down with me for a month and interviewed me for the book. It was a nightmare and is still hard to believe that it happened to us at all. If anyone has any questions about the whole thing, I'll try to answer them. Ken died 2 years ago this June. At least now he's with his children and knows what happened to them. It was a very disturbing thing to go thru and something that I hope no one else ever has too. As I said, if anyone has any questions I'll be happy to try to answer them.


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