Charlie Says

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  104 min.
Release year:  2018

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
based on 2 votes and 1 reviews
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Cast: Hannah Murray, Sosie Bacon, Marianne Rendon, Suki Waterhouse, Merritt Wever, Chace Crawford, Annabeth Gish, Kayli Carter, Grace Van Dien, Matt Smith


Years after the shocking murders that made the name Charles Manson synonymous with pure evil, the three women who killed for him - Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Susan Atkins - remain under the spell of the infamous cult leader. Confined to an isolated cellblock in a California penitentiary, the trio seem destined to live out the rest of their lives under the delusion that their crimes were part of a cosmic plan - until empathetic graduate student Karlene Faith is enlisted to rehabilitate them. Convinced the prisoners are not the inhuman monsters the world believes them to be, Karlene begins the arduous process of breaking down the psychological barriers erected by Manson. But are the women ready to confront the horror of what they did?

Director: Mary Harron
Studio: Epic Level Entertainment
Producer(s): John Frank Rosenblum, Dana Guerin, Cindi Rice, Jeremy Rosen
Screenplay: Guinevere Turner
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  • 5 stars "somehow, it actually puts a real human face on all the characters, including Charles Manson, leaving behind all the hyperbole and sensationalism, you can see how these people slid into the horrific. The sequences in the prison are especially insightful. Should be required viewing for anyone at all interested in the Manson murders."
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