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Linda Kasabian falls prey to the hypnotic charms of Charles Manson and his self-proclaimed "family" during the drug-fueled summer of 1969.

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Leslie Libman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mackenzie Mauzy ... Linda Kasabian
Eden Brolin ... Susan Atkins
Grace Victoria Cox ... Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme
Greer Grammer ... Leslie Van Houten
Christian Madsen ... Tex Watson
Isabel Shill ... Patricia Krenwinkel
Garrett Coffey ... Bobby Beausoleil
Morgan Krantz ... Bob Kasabian
Jeff Ward ... Charles Manson
John F. Goff ... George Spahn
Stephen Sullivan ... Dennis Wilson
Chad Lindberg ... Terry Melcher
Tom Costello ... Older Man (as Tom Costello Jr)
Christopher Redman ... Gary Hinman
Don Luce ... Leno LaBianca
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Linda arrives at the seemingly idyllic Spahn Ranch hippie commune where she is embraced with open arms. Seduced by the group's free-love lifestyle, Linda revels in the sisterhood and acceptance. Taken with Manson, he soon draws her into criminal activities.

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Josh Brolin came to the set several times to watch his daughter Eden Brolin act in the film. See more »

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When Susan Atkins lists the people she wants to kill, she mentions Walt Disney. He died three years prior to the events depicted in the film. See more »

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The Trip
Written by Kim Fowley
Performed by Kim Fowley
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a lazy, ham-handed version of the story
23 March 2018 | by whatwouldgenerdoSee all my reviews

I know the Charles Manson Helter Skelter story very well. This is a made-for-tv half-assed attempt at telling a story featuring supposed dirty hippies that have outfits straight out of the hippie version of Abercrombie & Fitch. And how is it that they could not find an actor that resembles Charles Manson even a little bit? The guy playing Charlie looks like Kenny Loggins. Not very terrifying. Again very lazy. Spahn Ranch looks like a Disney Amusement Park version of Spahn Ranch, far too nice, instead of the decrepit dump it actually was. The Interiors of the ranch feature stuff you would find in a Williamsburg hipster's apartment, not in a dirty hippie commune. And the dialogue is trite, stereotypical, and just plain silly.. The girl who plays Linda Kasabian is one of the only high points, she's fantastic. But the rest is pretty sad and dumb, one of the only good things is that the story itself is so striking. Hopefully Quentin Tarantino's big budget version will be something that will make us forget all these half-assed versions (with the exception of the original Helter Skelter movie that came out around 1974 or 1976).


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Country:

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Release Date:

6 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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