He boasts of 35 murders and is under indictment for seven. But legal experts say there may not be enough evidence to convict notorious killer Charles Manson. They predict he will leave the courtroom a free man. Helter Skelter is the compelling, often harrowing true story of the investigation and trial that brought Manson and members of his Family to justice. Steve Railsback plays Manson with wide-eyed tenacity, ranting at the court and the system it represents. George DiCenzo portrays lead prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi, combining facts and legal strategems into a solid case. Actual court transcripts were used in many trial scenes. The result is the kind of frightening, fascinating, startling viewing that can only come from real life.

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Helter Skelter (1976)

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He boasts of 35 murders and is under indictment for seven. But legal experts say there may not be enough evidence to convict notorious killer Charles Manson. They predict he will leave the courtroom a free man. Helter Skelter is the compelling, often harrowing true story of the investigation and trial that brought Manson and members of his Family to justice. Steve Railsback plays Manson with wide-eyed tenacity, ranting at the court and the system it represents. George DiCenzo portrays lead prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi, combining facts and legal strategems into a solid case. Actual court transcripts were used in many trial scenes. The result is the kind of frightening, fascinating, startling viewing that can only come from real life.

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Cast
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Steve Railsback

Charles Manson
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John Furlong

Judge Dell
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George DiCenzo

Vincent Bugliosi
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Nancy Wolfe

Susan Atkins
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Marilyn Burns

Linda Kasabian
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Christina Hart

Patricia Krenwinkel
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Cathey Paine

Leslie Van Houten
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Alan Oppenheimer

Aaron Stovitz
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Rudy Ramos

Danny DeCarlo
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Sondra Blake

Ronnie Howard
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George Garro

Rosner
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Vic Werber

Lt. Brenner
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Wright King

Friend
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Jon Gries

William Garretson
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Edward Bell

Sgt. Hank Kruger
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Roy Jenson

Punchy
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Marc Alaimo

Phil Cohen
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Paul Mantee

Sgt. O'Neal
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Bill Durkin

Tex Watson
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Phillip R. Allen

Sgt. Manuel Gris
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David Clennon

Harry Jones
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James Brodhead

Mr. Quint
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Ray Middleton

Mr. Spahn
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Anthony Herrera

Sgt. Smith
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Al Checco

Leno La Bianca
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Robert F. Hoy

Sgt. Franklin (as Robert Hoy)
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Stanley Ralph Ross

Sgt. Ross
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Bart Burns

Frank Fowles
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Jerry Dunphy

Newscaster
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George Putnam

Newscaster
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Barbara Mallory

Family Girl
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Kathleen Devlin

Family Girl
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Asta Hansen

Family Girl
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Mary Jo Thatcher

Family Girl
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Deborah Parsons

Family Girl
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Tracy Tracton

Family Girl
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Melody Hinkle

Family Girl
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Eileen Dietz

Family Girl (as Eileen Dietz Elber)
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Deanne Gwinn

Family Girl
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Patricia Post

Family Girl
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Leila Davis

Family Girl
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Lindsay V. Jones

Family Girl
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Sondra Lowell

Family Girl
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Linden Chiles

J. Miller Leavy
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Mary Kay Pass

Sgt. Broom
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Laura Ash

Virginia
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Carole Ita White

Big Sal (as Carol Ita White)
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Martha Evans

Nurse
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Dorothy Meyer

Housekeeper
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Norman Bartolo

Bald Man
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Tracy Morgan

Henna Woman
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Raphael Baker

Sgt. Brown
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Bert Williams

Deputy
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Ralph Montgomery

Grand Jury Foreman
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Richard Venture

Police Inspector
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Doug McGrath

Plainclothesman (as Douglas McGrath)
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Louise Caire Clark

Susan Struthers
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Bert Conway

Judge Keene
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Larry Pennell

Sgt. White
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Johnny Fain

Shorty Shea (as John Fain)
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Toni Moss

Rosemary La Bianca
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Jim Boles

Camarinos
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Paul Kent

Dennis Ranson
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Robert Rothwell

TV Reporter
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Jack Miller

Joe Dorgan
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Alan Dexter

Dog Owner
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Will Brodhead

Steve Quint
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Josh Albee

Struthers
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John Evans

Sanderson
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Ronald Gold

Cinquanta
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Sidney Clute

Reporter
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Steve Gries

Steve "Clem" Grogan
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Blair Aaronson

Sayce
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Bruce French

Officer Ocher
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Fay Martin

Le Page (as Foy Martin)
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Phil Montgomery

Reporter
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Howard Caine

Everett Scoville
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Jason Ronard

Paul Watkins
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Skip Homeier

Judge Older
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Adam Williams

Terrence Milik
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Jonathan Lippe

Hank Charter
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Ann Newman-Mantee

Mrs. Quint (as Anne Mantee Newman)
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Joyce Easton

Gail Bugliosi
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Joe Roman

The Bailiff
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Lionel Decker

Jury Foreman Tubick
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Bill Sorrells

Gillespie
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Robert Ito

Drees Darrin
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Rod Arrants

Bart Listen
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Guy Remsen

Andy Cookley
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Read Morgan

Officer Columbine
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Cal Haynes

Keith
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Bart Braverman

George Brewer (Kasabian's lawyer) (uncredited)
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Steven Marlo

Police Officer (uncredited)
Crew
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Tom Gries

Director
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Helter Skelter

(DVD, Snapper)

4/20/2004

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