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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)


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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22 July 2013 (USA) See more »

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Die Morde von Cheshire See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Brutal Documentary on Very Ugly Subject
28 July 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Cheshire Murders (2013)

**** (out of 4)

Rather brutal and haunting documentary taking a look the brutal beating and murders of a family in Cheshire, CT. The story gained national attention as Dr. Petit was severely beaten while his wife and two young daughters were raped and eventually died from being set on fire. The culprits were two men who had just been released from prison and followed the mother and youngest girl from a grocery store. The documentary covers the family and their lives before this incident and of course we then take a look at the tragedy itself. This was the first time I had been given any great details on the subject and I must admit that it was quite ugly and brutal. I really understand why many people wouldn't want to watch anything involving a young child being raped and murdered so if people feel the subject matter is too strong then they certainly should stay away. The film is also pretty scary because it shows that you can be doing something as simple as getting groceries and not realize that there are a couple maniacs about to follow you home. The film gives us interviews with some lawyer attached to the case as well as family members of the victims as well as a couple people who knew the killers. There's also a portion of the film that follows Dr. Petit as he tries to get the state not to "kill off" the death penalty because this is what he wants the killers to get. The film is very forward and straight in regards to telling the story. I like how the director's really don't pick a side in regards to the death penalty but instead just shows the impact that everything has. I personally agreed that these two scumbags should die but then seeing what the family had to endure with a trial made me have second thoughts. THE CHESHIRE MURDERS is a terrific film but the subject matter is quite disturbing so it's certainly going to be up to the viewer on whether they can make it through.

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