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Helter Skelter (1976)




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The made-for-television mini-series Helter Skelter is based on the true story of the search for and prosecution of Charles Manson and his "family" after the brutal murder of actress Sharon Tate. Based on the book by prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi, the film is intense, frightening and gripping. Steve Railsback is excellent as the psychotic Manson.

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George DiCenzo
as Vincent Bugliosi
Steve Railsback
as Charles Manson
Nancy Wolfe
as Susan Atkins
Marilyn Burns
as Linda Kasabian
Christina Hart
as Patricia Krenwinkel
Cathey Paine
as Leslie Van Houten
Alan Oppenheimer
as Aaron Stovitz
Rudy Ramos
as Danny DeCarlo
Sondra Blake
as Ronnie Howard
Edward Bell
as Sgt. Hank Kruger
Roy Jenson
as Punchy
Marc Alaimo
as Phil Cohen
Paul Mantee
as Sgt. O'Neal
Bill Durkin
as Tex Watson
Phillip Richard Allen
as Sgt. Manuel Gris
David Clennon
as Harry Jones
Ray Middleton
as Mr. Spahn
Anthony Herrera
as Sgt. Smith
Al Checco
as Leno LaBianca
Robert Hoy
as Sgt. Franklin
Bart Burns
as Frank Fowler
Jerry Dunphy
as Newscaster
George Putnam
as Newscaster
Barbara Mallory
as "Family" Girl
Deborah Parsons
as "Family" Girl
Linden Chiles
as J. Miller Leavy
Mary Kay Pass
as Sgt. Broom
Dorothy Meyer
as Housekeeper
Tracy Morgan
as Henna Woman
Ralph Montgomery
as Grand Jury Foreman
Richard Venture
as Police Inspector
Louise Caire Clark
as Susan Struthers
Larry Pennell
as Sgt. White
Jim Boles
as Camarinos
Paul Kent
as Dennis Ranson
Robert Rothwell
as TV Reporter
Jack Miller
as Joe Dorgan
Alan Dexter
as Dog Owner
Josh Albee
as Struthers
Sidney Clute
as Reporter
Bruce French
as Officer Ocher
Howard Caine
as Everett Scoville
Jason Ronard
as Paul Watkins
Skip Homeier
as Judge Older
Adam Williams
as Terrence Milik
Jonathan Lippe
as Hank Charter
Joyce Easton
as Gail Bugliosi
Joe Roman
as The Bailiff
Bill Sorrells
as Gillespie
John Furlong
as Judge Dell
Robert Ito
as Drees Darrin
Rod Arrants
as Bart Listen
Guy Remsen
as Andy Cookley
Read Morgan
as Officer Columbine
Jon Gries
as William Garretson
James Brodhead
as Mr. Quint
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All Critics (11)

Well-mounted TV-flick biopic.

April 3, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Its possible value is undermined by TV film values and fake Beatle tracks.

September 9, 2004 | Rating: 3/5
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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Great telling of the Manson Murders. Steve Railsback's performance as Manson is unforgettable. Make sure to see the 184 min cut and not the choppy 119 min cut.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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Gripping movie, all thanks to the memorably sinister and chilling performance of George DiCenzo as the deranged Charles Manson.

Ira Z.
Ira Z.

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