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Manson (2009)

Follows Charles Manson's 'Family' member Linda Kasabian, and her story to what when on at Spahn's Movie Ranch and the final days leading up to the grisly 1969 Tate/La Bianca murders.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Blakely ... Terry Melcher
Meredith Cheesbrough Meredith Cheesbrough ... Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme
Sascha Cole Sascha Cole ... Abigail Folger
Roger Doche ... Wojtek Frykowski
James Gilbert ... Charles 'Tex' Watson
Anthony Gerbrandt ... Bob Kasabian
Paul Anthony Hardy Paul Anthony Hardy ... Stan Shapiro
Morgan Kelly ... Dennis Wilson
Cora Kennedy Cora Kennedy ... Nancy 'Brenda' Pitman
Dave Kiner ... Bobby Beausoleil (as David Kiner)
Cat McCormick Cat McCormick ... Patricia 'Katie' Krenwinkel
Sarah Podemski ... Catherine 'Gypsy' Share
Brittany Scobie Brittany Scobie ... Susan 'Sadie' Atkins
Melanie Scrofano ... Leslie Van Houten
Moti Yona Moti Yona ... Gary Hinman
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Follows Charles Manson's 'Family' member Linda Kasabian, and her story to what when on at Spahn's Movie Ranch and the final days leading up to the grisly 1969 Tate/La Bianca murders.

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Country:

Canada | USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2009 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

The Family See more »

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Cineflix Productions See more »
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Color
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On the door of the saloon there are a number of slogans painted in red, one of which reads Helter Scelter, with a misspelling of Skelter. This is not a goof but as it was at the real Spahn Ranch. See more »

Goofs

When Manson is talking to Dennis Wilson about Terry Melcher's refusal to continue recording Manson, the cord from the phone to the receiver changes from being tangled (or kinked) to untangled and back again. (at around 36 mins). See more »

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Appalling apologia from a murder witness, masquerading as a docudrama...
8 September 2009 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Linda Kasabian recounts her 1969 relationships with Charles Manson and his youthful followers as if she were one of those women on TV chatting about how taking an aspirin saved her life. This ridiculous two-hour special from the History Channel shows virtually no interest in the victims who lost their lives at the hands of these people, only in Kasabian's sluggish 'bystander' retelling of events (enacted by performers who seem to have been over-directed without benefit of a script). This is one of those bad ideas which can't even be compensated for by the testimony of case prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi or Debra Tate, sister to slain actress Sharon Tate. The intimate details offered by the special are suspect, the reenacted crimes (broken up by commercial interruptions) are sketchily drawn, and the statistics at the finale (which shows the ACTORS posing for mug-shots!) are half-hearted at best, swiftly wiped from the screen like yesterday's headlines. Shameful, pointless swill. It's difficult to discern whether Kasabian is apologizing for her involvement...or if the show is apologizing for her.


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