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Title:
Helter skelter
Author:
Gries, Tom.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2004]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (184 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The investigation of two horrific mass murders leads to the capture and trial of the psychotic pseudo-hippie Charles Manson and his 'family'.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally broadcast on television in 1976.

Based on the book by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
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ISBN:
9780790789200
UPC:
085393193829
Format :
DVD

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Based on the best-selling Vincent Bugliosi book of the same name, Helter Skelter is a made-for-TV account of the investigation and prosecution of Charles Manson (Steve Railsback), who was convicted of leading a group of followers (known as "The Family") to murder seven people in California, including actress Sharon Tate. The film takes a Law & Order-like approach, starting with the discovery of the murders, which leads to the police gathering snippets of evidence that they eventually connect to the bigger picture. The second half of the movie concentrates on how District Attorney Bugliosi (George DiCenzo) attains a conviction despite the enormous amount of press coverage the case received. Nancy Wolfe, Christina Hart, and Cathey Paine portray the three loyal Manson Family members who were the co-defendants at his trial. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi