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Charlie Says (2018)

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The tragic tale of an all-American girl who was transformed into a cold-blooded killer in the summer of 1969.

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Mary Harron

Writers:

Guinevere Turner, Ed Sanders (based on the book "The Family" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hannah Murray ... Leslie 'Lulu' Van Houten
Matt Smith ... Charles Manson
Sosie Bacon ... Patricia 'Katie' Krenwinkel
Marianne Rendón ... Susan 'Sadie' Atkins
Merritt Wever ... Karlene Faith
Suki Waterhouse ... Mary Brunner
Chace Crawford ... Tex Watson
Annabeth Gish ... Virginia Carlson
Kayli Carter ... Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme
Grace Van Dien ... Sharon Tate
Bridger Zadina ... Paul Watkins
Julia Schlaepfer ... Sandra Good
Dayle McLeod ... Catherine 'Gypsy' Share
Morgan Melton ... Ruth Ann Moorehouse
India Ennenga ... Linda Kasabian
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Storyline

Three young women were sentenced to death in the infamous Manson murder case, but when the death penalty was lifted, their sentence became life imprisonment. One young graduate student was sent in to teach them - and through her we witness their transformations as they face the reality of their horrific crimes. Written by Guinevere Turner

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From the Writers and Director of American Psycho See more »

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, drug use, and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie Says See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,684, 12 May 2019

Gross USA:

$40,685

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$98,240
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Matt Smith and Hannah Murray previously appeared together in 'Womb'. See more »

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References The Lone Ranger (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

The Old Hoot Owl
Written by Andy Paley
Published by Twillite Tunes (SESAC)
Performed by Andy Paley Orchestra
Courtesy of Twillite Records
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Lousy writing...
26 August 2019 | by TheTopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

Great cinematography, decent directing, but a lousy convoluted screenplay with plot, technical and editing issues. The 110 min run-time felt much longer with the slow and dragged out pacing. Aside from Matt Smith, the rest of the casting was primarily terrible, especially the main girls who where unconvincing and seemed like amateur actors. Decent premise for a story, but sadly it was poorly executed. A 7/10 from me.


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