Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Holly Marie Combs, Kurt Fuller, Gary Grubbs, Terry Loughlin, Cassidy Rae
Director: Richard A. Colla
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Trained to kill
haskpts | 10/21/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"LOVE'S DEADLY TRIANGLE: THE TEXAS CADET MURDER - The small-screen melodrama Love's Deadly Triangle: The Texas Cadet Murder first premiered on Monday, February 10, 1997 on NBC, and now arrives on home video in this release, under the title Swearing Allegiance. The picture dramatizes the infamous Zamora-Graham 'crime of passion' that unfolded in Fort Worth, Texas in 1995, whereby teen lovers (and soon-to-be naval cadets) Diane Zamora and David Graham viciously murdered Adrianne Jones, a local girl to whom Graham had given himself sexually. The incident inspired numerous articles including a September 1996 New York Times piece by Sam Howe Verhovek, and the cover story of the December 1996 Texas Monthly. The telemovie opens with Jones's body discovered beside a road, dead from gunshots to the head and several blows with a blunt object. The police question numerous suspects, before landing on the two culprits: Zamora (played by Holly Marie Combs) and Graham (portrayed by David Lipper). At the time of the arrest, Zamora and Graham are enrolled, respectively, in the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy. E.T. mom Dee Wallace Stone co-stars as Jones's mother; Richard A. Colla directs, from a script by Steve Johnson. (AMG)
Acting a little cheesy, but interesting dramatization
Tracy Vest | Northern California | 08/21/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Holly Marie Combs plays driven high school senior Diane Zamora who conspires with her boyfriend David Graham to viciously murder Adrienne Jones (Cassidy Rae of the short lived "Models Inc."). Adrienne was a track teammate of David's who had the audacity to have sex with David when he and Diane were briefly estranged. School ends and the couple go to their respective schools (Diane to the Naval Academy in Anapolis and David to The Air Force Academy in Colorado), bonded together by their twisted love and shared secret. As police are baffled without a clue as to who killed Adrienne, one of the duo slips up, causing cracks in the shaky foundation of their relationship.
This was an okay dramatization of the infamous Zamora-Graham trial; I thought the actors looked far older than the characters should have been. Some of the acting was a little overwrought. But the story is compelling and sad since it is based in fact. The two had everything to live for and chose instead to destroy three families."
Angie Perez | 05/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bad choices were made and now 2 young people are in prison for life. They had such promising careers and they threw it all away for vengeance and murder. A beautiful young lady gone forever how sad!!!"