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The Cheshire Murders (2013)

A documentary about a brutal home invasion in Cheshire, Connecticut in 2007.
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Credited cast:
Marilyn Bartoli Marilyn Bartoli ... Herself
Deb Biggins Deb Biggins ... Herself
Michael Daluz Michael Daluz ... Himself
Jeremiah Donovan Jeremiah Donovan ... Himself
Bob Farr Bob Farr ... Himself
William Gerace William Gerace ... Himself
Rebekah Greer-Carney Rebekah Greer-Carney ... Herself
Marybelle Hawke Marybelle Hawke ... Herself
Richard Hawke Richard Hawke ... Himself
Alicia Hayes Alicia Hayes ... Herself
Brian Hayes Brian Hayes ... Himself
Matthew Hayes Matthew Hayes ... Himself
Fran Hodges Fran Hodges ... Herself
Chris Komisarjevsky Chris Komisarjevsky ... Himself
Joshua Komisarjevsky Joshua Komisarjevsky ... Himself (voice)
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In the quiet suburb of Cheshire, Connecticut, Jennifer Petit and her two young daughters were killed in a horrific home invasion; husband and father William Petit was the only one who escaped alive. This gripping film explores the events of that shocking triple homicide that rocked the town and set off a politically charged death-penalty trial. The result is a disturbing revelation of police failures and untold personal dramas that point out the biggest tragedy of all: the crime could have been prevented at many turns. Written by Anonymous

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HBO [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Morde von Cheshire See more »

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HBO Documentary Films See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Horrific crime, so-so doc.
24 May 2016 | by torbi-2See all my reviews

I'm not sure what the theory behind this doc was supposed to be (as in, why was this made other than a rehashing of the facts)... I'm so jaded after watching so many documentaries that I believed that it was going to be a turn of events and the husband was going to have something to do with it, but no... It's just a straight retelling of a horrible horrible crime—nothing but the facts, ma'am. Was it to show that the Cheshire police were so inept that they should be held accountable? Was it to advocate for right-to-die laws? Who knows. Neither was presented with enough impact to make the viewer feel like that was their intention. The narrative was all over the place and all I got from this doc was a feeling of hopelessness.


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