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Amanda Knox (2011)

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 21 February 2011
Based on the events surrounding the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

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Robert Dornhelm

Writer:

Wendy Battles
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hayden Panettiere ... Amanda Knox
Marcia Gay Harden ... Edda Mellas
Vincent Riotta Vincent Riotta ... Guiliano Mignini
Paolo Romio ... Raffaele Sollecito
Amanda Fernando Stevens ... Meredith Kercher
Heather Cave Heather Cave ... Deanna Knox
Djibril Kébé ... Rudy Guede
Timothy Martin ... Patrick Lumbana
Clive Walton Clive Walton ... Curt Knox
Shobu Kapoor ... Arlene Kercher (as Shoboo Kapoor)
Mimosa Campironi Mimosa Campironi ... Filomena Romanelli
Simonetta Solder ... Detective Navarra
Fausto Maria Sciarappa ... Detective Alicastro
Valentina Carnelutti ... Dr. Patrizia Stefanoni
Francesco De Vito ... Ispettore Battistelli
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Update: On Oct. 3, 2011, Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted of murder on appeal in Italy. DNA experts determined the DNA on the so-called murder weapon was actually from bread crumbs (as in victim Meredith Kercher handling the bread and some crumbs ending up on the knife). Knox's conviction for slandering Diya Lumumba was upheld, though evidence came out that Knox had implicated the bar owner after 50 hours of interrogation without a lawyer present. As of Oct. 3, 2011, Knox's parents still face trial for slander for accusing Italian police of brutality and intimidation. Written by Gregory Marshall Smith

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Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

21 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

A natural blonde,Hayden Panettiere dyed her hair light brown to match that of the real Amanda Knox. See more »

Quotes

Rudy Guede: [singining] Meredeth's friend... Meredith's friend... Wanna get high?
Amanda Knox: Yes!
Rudy Guede: [singing] Wanna get high?
Amanda Knox: Yes!
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References Grey's Anatomy (2005) See more »

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Le Coeur
Performed by Djibril Kebe
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Awakened awful memories
25 April 2015 | by Catharina_SwedenSee all my reviews

This movie was good, very realistic. They managed to make it suspenseful although we (or at least I) already knew the outcome. All the actors were very good and believable in their parts.

This movie awakened an awful memory in me. When I was the same age as the young people in the movie, I was for a time living in a kind of hostel for young, single people. I was different from the others in my corridor: they were sloppy, unkempt, rude, badly brought up, smoked and drank a lot etc., while I was at that time a shy, lonely, intelligent and proper girl. I did not fit in at all. There were the usual arguments when people who have not chosen to live together have to share the same bathroom, kitchen, wash machine etc.. But it was worse than that: I felt threatened by some of these young people, who did seem unreliable and even weird.

One night when I was in my room the others had a big party with loud music, lots of drinking and shouting. It disturbed me of course but I did not dare to complain. At 2 AM there were loud knocks on my door and shouts. I did not open. They had no legitimate reason to call on me at that time of night. The shouts and banging on my door continued for some time. I was afraid they were going to break in. This was before the era of cell phones, so there was no way I could call for help, and it was too high to jump out of the window and nothing I could use for a rope.

I was terribly thirsty and had nothing to drink, and I had to use a vase for a toilet as I dared not go to the bathroom all night. Finally around 5 in the morning the party stopped and it became quite. I waited till I was absolutely sure that everybody was asleep. Then I packed my bag with my most valuable and important things, and left the rest. I tiptoed out, RAN away from there, and never went back. I went to the station and waited for the first train, and then I travelled back to my parents.

It was a terrible experience, and I still wonder, after having seen this film, what would have happened if I had opened the door that night..? All in all, I think it is a very bad idea to let young people live together in student houses, hostels and the like, without any adult/mature person in charge. It might be very dangerous.


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