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Manson (2009)

Follows Charles Manson's 'Family' member Linda Kasabian, and her story to what when on at Spahn's Movie Ranch and the final days leading up to the grisly 1969 Tate/La Bianca murders.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Blakely ... Terry Melcher
Meredith Cheesbrough Meredith Cheesbrough ... Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme
Sascha Cole Sascha Cole ... Abigail Folger
Roger Doche ... Wojtek Frykowski
James Gilbert ... Charles 'Tex' Watson
Anthony Gerbrandt ... Bob Kasabian
Paul Anthony Hardy Paul Anthony Hardy ... Stan Shapiro
Morgan Kelly ... Dennis Wilson
Cora Kennedy Cora Kennedy ... Nancy 'Brenda' Pitman
Dave Kiner ... Bobby Beausoleil (as David Kiner)
Cat McCormick Cat McCormick ... Patricia 'Katie' Krenwinkel
Sarah Podemski ... Catherine 'Gypsy' Share
Brittany Scobie Brittany Scobie ... Susan 'Sadie' Atkins
Melanie Scrofano ... Leslie Van Houten
Moti Yona Moti Yona ... Gary Hinman


Follows Charles Manson's 'Family' member Linda Kasabian, and her story to what when on at Spahn's Movie Ranch and the final days leading up to the grisly 1969 Tate/La Bianca murders.

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9 August 2009 (Canada) See more »

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Did You Know?


On the door of the saloon there are a number of slogans painted in red, one of which reads Helter Scelter, with a misspelling of Skelter. This is not a goof but as it was at the real Spahn Ranch. See more »


The film tells us that Spahn Ranch was in Benedict Canyon. Sharon Tate's house on Cielo Drive was in Benedict Canyon, but Spahn Ranch was several miles away in Chatsworth. See more »

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Absolutely Amazing.
7 November 2011 | by WakenPayneSee all my reviews

Linda Kasabian Has Come Out Of Hiding To Speak For The First Time In 40 Years About The Manson Murders.

Okay That Is The Whole Plot Of This Documentary, I Felt Like They Used Up The Actors That Play Their Parts To What Should've Been More Interviews Like About The Tate Murders, I Know Its A Long Stretch But Roman Polanski Should've Said Something, Besides Deborah Tate And Linda Kasabian And Some Historian No One Knows.

The Acted Parts Were So Badly Acted That It Looked Like Manson's Motive For Murders Was That He Didn't Get A Record Deal, This However Is A Load Of Crap, Helter Skelter Is His Motive (The War To End All Wars And He Would Reign As King Of The World).

Overall I Found This Documentary To Be Interesting From The Point Of View From People Who Were There But The Problem Is That It Is All How They Interpret Things, For Example I Interpret Helter Skelter As "Great Song, Invention Of Heavy Metal", Manson Interpreted This As "The War To End All Wars"...See How Interpretation Can Vary, Sure Manson Was This Crazed F#ucking Maniac But It Proves My Point. Avoid At All Costs.

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