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A Killer Among Friends (1992)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 8 December 1992
The film tells why a girl was killed by two of her best friends.


Christopher Lofton (story), Christopher Lofton (teleplay) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Patty Duke ... Jean Monroe
Tiffani Thiessen ... Jenny Monroe (as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen)
Margaret Welsh ... Ellen Holloway
Angie Rae McKinney Angie Rae McKinney ... Carla Lewis
David Cubitt ... Greg Monroe
Janne Mortil ... Kathy Pearl
Loretta Swit ... Det. Patricia Staley
Debra Sharkey Debra Sharkey ... Sheryl Monroe
Ben Bass ... Steve
Chad Todhunter ... Adam Monroe
William S. Taylor ... Det. Mike Collins (as William Taylor)
Babs Chula ... Diane
Matthew Bennett ... Dan (as Matt Bennett)
Heather Beaty Heather Beaty ... Celeste
Sharon Beaty Sharon Beaty ... Celeste
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Beautiful and popular Jenny Monroe has everything, the looks, the popularity, and the perfect mom. One day, Jenny goes out with her friends to the park and doesn't come home. 3 days later, Jenny is found murdered face down in a lake. Her grieving mother Jean, whom had a special bond with her daughter won't rest until she finds out who her daughter's killer is and neither will Jenny's best friend, Ellen Holloway. Written by Kelly

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Did You Know?


The movie is a cleaner version of what had happened to Missy Avila. There was a book written shortly after the murder, however, according to Missy's family on their Facebook page, it isn't accurate. They are coming out with a documentary to tell the true events that took place. See more »


Missy Avila aka Jenny actually had 3 brothers rather than 2 as it is shown in the movie. See more »


Jean Monroe: [after hearing the tape] I taught those girls how to swim, to drive, everything. Those girls were my daughter's best friends.
Det. Patricia Staley: On the surface - inside Ellen was burning up with jealousy. Jenny was everthing she wasn't, and could never be.
Jean Monroe: What about Carla?
Det. Patricia Staley: Carla's the follower; she was Ellen's puppet.
Jean Monroe: Like I became Ellen's puppet? I mean, my God! To move into my, become my daughter?
Det. Patricia Staley: Mmm, sick. That was the other thing: Jenny wasn't enough, she wanted Jenny's mother.
Jean Monroe: I loved her like she was my own.
Det. Patricia Staley: ...
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Killing Part
8 May 2009 | by jessiica_babiiSee all my reviews

Jenny Monroe gets murdered by her best friends Ellen Holloway and Carla Lewis. Kathy Pearl was the only one who knew it was them who killed Jenny. Ellen told her to keep her mouth shut. She grabbed a knife and left a cut on Kathy's face. The one day down in the woods Ellen and Carla faked a fight. Thats when it all went wrong. When Jenny tried to stop it, Ellen and Carla said "we don't hate each other, it's you we hate". They started pummeling on Jenny. They said "let's take a walk". The trail leaded to a creek. Thats where it all began. Carla pushed Jenny. Ellen cut Jenny's long brown hair. They both started Tring to kill Jenny. Then Carla tried to grab a log to drown Jenny but it was too heavy. Ellen Tried to help Carla lift the log. Once they got it they put it over Jenny and then she died.

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Release Date:

8 December 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Friends to the End See more »

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