TV Movie | Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The investigation and trial of the horrific Tate-LaBianca mass murders orchestrated by the psychotic pseudo-hippie cult leader, Charles Manson.
When Steve Railsback received a call to come to Los Angeles to read for the part of Charles Manson in the movie, he auditioned by reading the speech Charles Manson gave in the jury-less courtroom. Three days later he had the role.
Dist. Atty. Vincent Bugliosi:
It was so quiet, one of the killers would later say, you could almost hear the sound of ice rattling in cocktail shakers in the homes way down the canyon.
When the police take a man to identify the body of Sharon Tate, she is fully dressed in a blue house dress and shoes. Minutes later, two hippies are seen watching a news report about the Tate-LaBianca murders and the anchorman on the television states that Sharon Tate's body was found dressed only in a pair of flowered panties and bra. The news report wasn't real, it was reenacted for the movie.
There is a longer version of this film and it was shown in a two parts. The length of the uncut and uncensored film is 180 minutes.
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