The film almost was not shown in Los Angeles because network executives were afraid that this would stir up bad memories, especially since this had been only seven years since the murders.
That's it. I ain't talking no more. I'm riding outta here on the wind, mister!
Vincent Bugliosi: There are a couple of outstanding warrants against you, Danny. I don't think you'd be very comfortable in jail. That's where Charlie is.
Danny DeCarlo: That sure is cold, man.
The Tate/LaBianca homicides took place in 1969. Yet some of the squad cars that are shown when the LAPD responds to the Tate house are 1971 Dodge Polaras. Besides being incorrect for the year of the murders, the LAPD patrol cars of the era were 1968 and 1969 Plymouth Belvederes.
There is a longer version of this movie and this was shown in as a two-part miniseries. The length of the uncut and uncensored movie is 180 minutes.