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Helter Skelter (2004)

A new take on the Manson Family murders, with a keen focus on Charles Manson himself.

Director:

John Gray

Writers:

Vincent Bugliosi (book), Curt Gentry (book) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Davies ... Charles Manson
Clea DuVall ... Linda Kasabian
Allison Smith ... Patricia 'Katie' Krenwinkel
Eric Dane ... Charles "Tex" Watson
Mary Lynn Rajskub ... Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme
Michael Weston ... Bobby Beausoleil
Hal Ozsan ... Joey Dimarco
Rick Gomez ... Milio
Robert Joy ... Detective Morrisy
Graham Beckel ... Jerry
Chris Ellis ... Sgt. Whiteley
Isabella Hofmann ... Rosemary LaBianca
Robert Costanzo ... Leno LaBianca
Yvonne Delarosa ... Catherine 'Gypsy' Share (as Yvonne De La Rosa)
Cheselka Leigh ... Kathryn 'Kitty' Lutesinger
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A new take on the Manson Family murders, with a keen focus on Charles Manson himself.

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Based on the true story of the Manson murders. See more »


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

CBS

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Helter Skelter See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In 2001, Jeremy Davies was in preparations for a different independent film about Charles Manson. He made a tape for the filmmakers of himself playing Manson and the tape became a popular bootleg in the industry. CBS cast Davies and allowed him to rewrite his lines due to his performance in the tape. See more »

Goofs

When Squeaky takes Linda's wallet, she opens to a photo driver's license. Driver's licenses did not include photos until the late 1970s. See more »

Quotes

Charles Manson: This court is out of order.
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Connections

Version of The Cult (1971) See more »

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User Reviews

why a re-make
17 May 2004 | by johnclonesSee all my reviews

I saw the original one. why a re-make? Are they trying to win sympathy for Roman Polanski? I wish that the media would stop talking about Charles Manson. He was sick. He wants the publicity. I am also sick of hearing about Lacy Peterson. There are some differences between this one and the 76" version. There are one or two funny sceens in the movie althought it is serious.

What next: an opera or a BBroadway musical? I can see ti now! Hello to Martha "Polly" Baldwin my favorite landscape architect!!


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