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Manson, My Name Is Evil (2009)

Leslie, My Name Is Evil (original title)
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Perry, a sheltered chemical engineer, falls in love with Leslie, a former homecoming princess, when he becomes a jury member at her hippie death cult murder trial.

Director:

Reginald Harkema
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter MacNeill ... Judge
Gregory Smith ... Perry
Ryan Robbins ... Charlie / Leslie's Dad
Anjelica Scannura ... Sadie
Kaniehtiio Horn ... Katie
Kristen Hager ... Leslie
Don McKellar ... Prosecutor
Tom Barnett ... Defense Attorney
Tracy Wright ... Leslie's Mom
Kristin Adams ... Dorothy
Cindy Wolfe Cindy Wolfe ... Nurse
Peter Keleghan ... Perry's Dad
Travis Milne ... Bobby
Sarah Gadon ... Laura
Stewart Arnott ... Star Spangled Company Supervisor
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Storyline

Leslie is a troubled 1960s teenager who eventually becomes a follower of Charles Manson and is charged, convicted, and sentenced to death in the August, 1969, murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. The story revolves around how a young juror, Perry, becomes infatuated with Leslie during her trial. Written by Mark Bruno

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Cheerleader. Prom Queen. Manson Girl. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, disturbing images, sexual content, nudity, some drug use and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manson, My Name Is Evil See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In the scene with the two girls dancing on the hood of a car holding rifles, they are holding modern versions of AR-15s. They have collapsible stocks and were not the design of that era but of a much later modern version. See more »

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Cult classic for fans of satirical satanic humor
24 September 2009 | by larry-411See all my reviews

I attended the World Premiere of "Leslie, My Name is Evil" at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. Gregory Smith stars in this Canadian feature from writer/director Reginald Harkema. Loosely based on the 1960s Charles Manson murder trial, "Leslie, My Name is Evil" is a surreal comedy filled with whimsy and camp. That such a horrific event in American history can be the basis for humor may offend some, but there is a long history in cinema of biting satire which, when infused with the right creative spirit, can be entertaining as well as enlightening. Smith's brilliant performance as the "boyish juror" carries this freaky film, which is destined to be a cult classic for those with a good sense of satirical satanic humor. Fans of the actor's portrayal of Ephram Brown in the long-running television series "Everwood" (2002-2006) will love his positive innocence and dominating presence in contrast to, arguably, some of the most despicable characters in history.


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