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Dominick Dunne Presents: Murder in Greenwich (2002)

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The first in a series of "true crime" cable-TV films based on the writings of Dominick Dunne, Murder in Greenwich retraces the brutal bludgeoning murder of Martha Moxley, a Greenwich, Connecticut high school girl, in 1975. Although the prime suspect is Martha's teenaged neighbor Michael Skakel (Jon Foster), the boy is able to evade arrest for a variety of reasons, not least of which is the fact that he is related to the politically "untouchable" Kennedy family. Over two decades later, the case is re-opened at the urging of former police detectitve Mark Fuhrman (Christopher Meloni), whose recent association with the O.J. Simpson trial has branded him a racist pariah. Despite his tarnished reputation, Fuhrman is able to enlist the aid of another detective, Steve Carroll (Robert Forster), the original investigator of the Moxley murder. Although Fuhrman and Carroll are clearly never going to be the best of friends, their combined efforts ultimately bring the elusive (and now adult) Michael Skakel to justice. Not surprisingly, the real Mark Fuhrman was one of the producers of Murder in Greenwich, which made its USA Network debut on November 15, 2002.

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Cast

Christopher Meloni
as Mark Fuhrman
Andrew Mitchell
as Stephen Weeks
Robert Forster
as Steve Carroll
Maggie Grace
as Martha Moxley
Toby Moore
as Tommy Skakel
Jon Foster
as Michael Skakel
Beth Allen
as Julia Skakel
Liddy Holloway
as Dorothy Skakel
Carolyn Bock
as Michelle Fuhrman
Peter Rowley
as Rushton Skakel
Leo Brettkelly Chalmers
as Robert Mathers (20s)
Ray Trickitt
as Det. John Samuels
James Beaumont
as Robert Mathers (40s)
Norman Farley
as Alex Grafton
Renee Ellwood
as Lucy Duke
Sally Martin
as Charity Foster
Rose McIver
as Sheila McGuire
Tim Adam
as Morris Banks
Joanna Morrison
as Hildy Southerlyn
Latham Gaines
as Probation Officer
Natalie Duggan
as Mrs. Staggs
John Sumner
as Jackson O'Connor
Mark Wright
as Detective #1
Bruce Hopkins
as Lancaster
David Ashton
as Chief Thao Ferris
Stephen Papps
as Maryland Man
Fiona Edgar
as Reporter #1
William A. Wallace
as TV Reporter
Nick Miller
as Teenager
Charles Pierard
as Epilogue Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Dominick Dunne Presents: Murder in Greenwich

All Critics (3)

A movie that manages to be mindless, aimless and boring with an effortless consistency.

March 31, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
eFilmCritic.com

Though [Robert] Forster doesn't have much to do here, he nevertheless manages to create a character that's far more intriguing than the central storyline.

February 4, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Dominick Dunne Presents: Murder in Greenwich

I didn't know anything about this case prior to seeing this movie, so it was interesting to learn about. There were some aspects about it that could have been better - the acting for one - but all in all, it was fairly entertaining.

Erin Collins
Erin Collins

Super Reviewer

Not a bad film and you have to remember it's based on a true story and so the storyline isn't going to stray far from the truth. The makers of the film chose the actress playing the killed girl to narrate the story, which I found a bit bizarre and a bit unnecesary. Perhaps people who know about the case would find the film pretty interesting, however it was just watchable to me

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

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