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Murder in Mexico: The Bruce Beresford-Redman Story (2015)

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie September 2015
Bruce Beresford-Redman, a producer for the reality TV show "Survivor," becomes the prime suspect in the strangulation death of his wife in Mexico.

Director:

Mark Gantt

Writer:

Ron McGee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Egglesfield ... Bruce Beresford-Redman
Lisa Conrad ... News Magazine Reporter
Mendel Fogelman ... American Reporter
Leonor Varela ... Monica Beresford-Redman
Dakota Bright ... Katie Beresford-Redman
Ashton Essex Bright ... Miles Beresford-Redman (as Ashton Bright)
Michael Moriatis Michael Moriatis ... Hotel Photographer
Samantha Sloyan ... Gretchen Thorne
Julia Bailey Julia Bailey ... Colleen (as Julia Sundstrom Sandstrom)
Jeffrey R. Newman ... Boxer #1 (as Jeff Newman)
Anthony Martins ... Boxer #2
James Black ... Dorian
Brianne Davis ... Hilary Sanders
Jennifer Soo ... Amy
Richard Chiu Richard Chiu ... Tai
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Storyline

Bruce Beresford-Redman, a producer for the hit reality show Survivor, takes his wife Monica and their children on vacation to Mexico in an effort to salvage his crumbling marriage after he is caught cheating. But when Monica is found strangled to death, the police soon look to Bruce as their number one suspect. As his wife's friends and family start to turn on him and even his own friends become suspicious, Bruce faces extradition to Mexico to stand trial for her murder. Based on a True story. Written by Barcarie Mitchell

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Murder in Mexico See more »

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Production Co:

Indy Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Not only in this movie, Dakota Bright and Ashton Essex Bright are also siblings in real life. See more »

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At around 1 hour 25 minute in Bruce is walking alongside of the highway empty handed, when he gets into the pickup that stops for him, he is now carrying a bag. See more »

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References Pimp My Ride (2004) See more »

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Based on actual events and the acting is decent
1 March 2018 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

As this made for television movie was based on actual events of husband and TV series producer Bruce Beresford-Redman (played by Colin Egglesfield) in the murder of his wife Monica (played by Leonor Varela) while vacationing in Mexico with their two (2) children, it was interesting to find out what actually happened back in 2010.

Obviously a film crew can only provide a high level informative view within a 2 (two) hour movie related to Monica Beresford-Redman's murder to which Bruce still claims he is innocent of. Bruce however does not deny that his marriage was on shaky ground as a result of his known affair with a co-worker in which he continued to communicate with his mistress long after he committed to his wife that the affair was over and he was willing to go to a marriage counsellor to save his marriage.

The resemblance of the two main actors Colin Egglesfield and Leonor Varela was close to the likeness of the real Bruce and Monica Beresford-Redman. The film stuck to the main events leading up to the disappearance of Monica, and the initial investigation and subsequent interrogation of Bruce after his wife Monica's body was found in a sewer just outside from the hotel, Moon Palace Spa and Golf Resort just outside of Cancun, where the family was vacationing.

What I did appreciate about the film was the director/producer did not embellish their film with any false action scenes to try and glorify their film. Instead they appeared to stick to the known facts surrounding Monica and Bruce's strained marriage, and their love for their two young children who through no fault of their own are still suffering from the loss of both their parents. Their mother is dead, murdered by their father according to the Mexican court of law, and their father remains in a Mexican prison where he will stay for at least four (4) more years.

I give this made for television movie a decent 5 out of 10 rating.


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