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Menendez: Blood Brothers (2017)

This film explores the inner lives and motivation behind the murders of entertainment executive Jose Menendez and his wife Kitty at the hands of their sons Lyle and Erik in 1989.


Abdi Nazemian




Credited cast:
Nico Tortorella ... Lyle Menendez
Benito Martinez ... Jose Menendez
Courtney Love ... Kitty Menendez
Aliyah O'Brien ... Woman at tennis match
Meredith Scott Lynn ... Defense Attorney Leslie Abramson
Myko Olivier ... Erik Menendez
Alison Wandzura ... Jill Lansing
Laura Mitchell ... Oziel's Mistress
Kai Bradbury ... Glenn Stevens
Tina Grimm ... Reporter
Artine Tony Browne ... Det. Leslie Zoeller (as Artine Brown)
Blair Penner Blair Penner ... Andy
Mar Andersons ... Detective Linehan
Ash Lee ... Deputy D.A. Lester Kuriyama
Joey Pacheco ... Young Erik (as Joey Giuseppe Pacheco)
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This film explores the inner lives and motivation behind the murders of entertainment executive Jose Menendez and his wife Kitty at the hands of their sons Lyle and Erik in 1989.

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Jose and Kitty Menendez were murdered in 1989, but a close-up of the bookshelf when they were shot in this film reveals book titles and editions of titles that were published after their deaths. See more »


Erik Menendez: [lying on a bench in the prison workout arena, lifting a weighted bar over his head; puts it down] I wanna tell Leslie.
Lyle Menendez: [looking elsewhere] About what?
Erik Menendez: Dad.
[sits up]
Erik Menendez: About what he did to us.
Lyle Menendez: [walks past him] Are you nuts?
Erik Menendez: We don't have a case. And they have those tapes.
Lyle Menendez: [hushed] Do you know what they'll do to us in here if they find out our dad molested us?
Erik Menendez: [stands] I'm tired of keeping secrets.
Lyle Menendez: [goes on the bench to lift] I'll tell you what. You can tell her he beat you up, okay? Leave out the rest. The ...
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How am I one of only the few who thought this was terrible?????
6 July 2017 | by debbz619See all my reviews

OK. Please allow me to start of with a bit of a preface. I was very excited to see this. When all of the actual events happened was just a pre-teen. I remember seeing it mentioned on the news and parodied on the sketch comedy shows. For years i actually believed there were two more brothers. I thought the 2 pairs just swapped out whilst in court. I blurred the fiction with the available "reality".

So now that that's out of the way. As an adult i had begun to think about many of the odd things i accepted as truth from television. Of course one of those stories was the Menendez case. I had watched some videos on YouTube. But for the most part i was waiting for the big Netflix documentary. Instead we were handed a Lifetime movie. Not that all lifetime movies are bad. Just that the quality is mostly still lacking. But I was still excited and hopeful for the much anticipated airing of the Menendez Bros. movie. My wife was also anticipatory and anxious. Problem there is we work opposing shifts. anyhoooooo..........

After way too much waiting. My wife and i penciled in a time to sit down light some candles and share in the much awaited & limited commercial interruption.......... The movie starts and immediately i realize the acting talent was hired for looks and not actual ability. i grab an adult coloring book and begin to try to distract myself from the crap on my television. Yet over the course of those 2 hours i kept looking back at the screen. looking back in awe at the total lack of writing and acting talent that went into this so-called movie.

Hell maybe that's whats the producers were shooting for. something so bad people will watch just to see how bad it can be . But then again most of the reviews on here are saying its a 5 star movie. whatever.


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10 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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A Menendez-ügy: Gyilkos fivérek See more »

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