When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology ... See full summary »
Based on the real life events of the murders on Joseph Lyle Menéndez and Erik Galen Menéndez by their sons. Both sons were convicted to life in prison without the possibility of parole on July 2, 1996. See more »
In 1996, the Menendez brothers were sentenced to life in prison without parole. Therefore, in subsequent airings, the additional text epilogue reflecting those circumstances was added after the text epilogues of hung jury on the brothers. See more »
Yes, during the early 90s I was obsessed about the Menendez brothers. I wanted to see what was going to happen to them. So I watched Court TV and everything else that was about the brothers. NBC portrayed the brothers as careful people who loved their parents, but was just put on the edge. The movie shows the lives of the brother and how their father Jose, (Edward James Olmos) treated them to "try to make them better people". The brother's mother Kitty (Beverly D'Angelo) tormented them until that couldn't take anymore. Both the brothers, Erik (Travis Fine) and Lyle (Damien Chapa) loved their parents, but thought that they did the right thing. According to the movie they did the "perfect murder", but the problem is they were caught. The movie goes sort of accurately with the events that happened with the real Menendez brothers. I loved this version better than Fox's and it would be very good as a Reference on this subject.
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