Boulder, Colorado has long been known as a peaceful community. Yet, since the day six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was discovered brutally murdered in her prominent family's home, this once idyllic community has become a city ... more »at war with itself. Struggles rage between John and Patsy Ramsey, local law enforcement, the District Attorney as well as the national tabloid media fixated on issuing blame. Respected author, director and Emmy Award winning producer Lawrence Schiller (The Executioner's Song) spent over a year in Boulder meticulously researching and writing the best-selling book upon which this compelling miniseries is entirely based. This video edition features the longer director's cut not shown on television and features an all-star cast including Kris Kristofferson, Marg Helenberger, Ronny Cox, Ken Howard and Ann-Margret. Special Director's Cut - Over 18 Minutes of Additional Footage.« less
J. Reynolds | Houston, TX United States | 07/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This made-for-TV film was a strong presentation of the book, adhering closely to details presented therein. Its only let-down is driven by the real-life fact that the case was not solved, and such indefinite endings always leave the viewer feeling somewhat flat. The undisputed stars of the show were Marg Helgenberger and Ronny Cox as Patsy and John Ramsey. Marg enjoyed what appeared to be a fabulous time chewing the scenery, dancing and playing with her daughter, and exhibiting a full range of theatrical emotion -- while simultaneously, Ronny did an absolutely stupendous job of being dazed and confused, an indecisive executive and wounded father. They were perfect, and I hope they had a great deal of fun making that film. The movie is worth watching just to watch them.I first saw this film before reading the book, then again after doing so. The film is a very capable adaptation, much more than many others you'll see. Read the book, then watch it again. And yes, I have an opinion as to who killed JonBenet. If the character's portral in the film was consonant with that person's actual behavior during these events, then I am pretty darned certain who it was."
One of the best
slimshady19912000 | 07/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I currently own the movie "Perfect murder,Perfect town" and I have to say one thing,I only seen it once or twice before buying the movie and it thaught the graphics and the 'emotion' behind the filming was absolutely extrordinarily perfect!Marg Helenberger (CSI:Crime scene Investigation) who plays Patsy Ramsey,Showed a lot of emotional and strong feelings that Patsy Ramsey herself had shown in real life.If you rent/buy this on DVD I reccomend after watching it,when planning watching it a second time,you should listen to the directors commentary.It explains how Helenberger had to understand her role as Patsy and had put herself in the position of a mother in real life who actually had to experience the lost a child.The director had interviewed the Boulder County police Department and the cops origionally at the scene of Jonbenet Ramsey's kidnapping and murder had shared the files taken,evidence at the Ramsey's home,Photographs taken of the home,and basically shared the actual experience of investagating the 6 year olds murder.They also had the experience of the media and paparazzi hounding the Ramsey's.The director also explains the movement of the case from Steve Thomas to Alex Hunter,Alex Hunter Sharing substantual evidence of the murder to the Jeff shapiro who was a reporter for the globe.It has Jonbenet played by Dianne Iandoli doing some Pageant scenes (but not many)Just news and one of her being coached.And the beginning of the fil which gives her some lines but leads straight into the kidnapping and murder of Jonbenet.And by the way,Dyanne's parents had spoken to a child phsycoligest before playing the role and made it clear to the director,who also agreed to this, that one,she would be called Dyanne off the set at all times and never Jonbenet,And two,she would not be allowed near the setting of the murder or take place in the murder or autopsy scenes for emotional perposes and so that she would not be emotionally affected by the part of Jonbenet Ramsey.The scenes that showed the autopsy and the body WAS a dummy and the Boulder PD actually at the crime scene said that the crime scene photos where much more gruesom than the ones shown in the movie.And please note that everything shown DID actually happen.Nothing was made up,or added for special affects.It showed the actual detctives on the scene (played by actors of course) Listed as followed: Detective Linda Ardnt,Tom Trujillo, Alex Hunter,Steve Thomas,Lou Smit,Sgt. Larry Mason,John Eller,Det. Byfeild,Office Bob Whiteson,Det. Everett,Det. Jane Fleming,Alan Peterson,Chris Wolfe,And all the other detectives,and officers on the case.I really I basically have to say,you should rent this movie,It is a really great one."
There Is No Word To Describe It.
suds922 | Harrison, AR USA | 09/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Watching this movie last night, I was completely stund. Watching the way her dad found her dead in the basement and carrying her body up the stairs game me nightmares. This movie is one of the best movies I have ever seen but it has put such a big effect on me, I dont think I will ever watch it again. This movie shows the truth about what happened but does not tell the truth about who did it. No one will ever know."
Perfect Murder Perfect Town
Justin D Wolfe | Rio Rancho, New Mexico United States | 04/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This Is One Of The Best True crime videos ever it basically gives you the insight into the murder of JonBenet ramsey the most netorius Murder in history it stars Ronny Cox as John Ramsey Marg Helgenberger as Patsy Ramsey Kris Kristopherson as Lou Smit, The Video Shows How The Ramsey's were hounded by the press and how the were basically guilty according to the police, not only that it's shows how sloppy the ploice did on the case and the murder still remains unsolved, Diane Iandoli protrays JonBenet Ramsey It puts you in the drivers seat it acts like the real thing the action of Ronny cox and Marg Helgenberger are amazing they basically show you the real thing the movie is amazing. Not to mention what troubles me why would they put Steve thomas a narcotics cop on a murder investigation when he had no experience in this subject. Well to Close Perfect Murder Perfect Town And Is The Best Movie Get The DVD it's Cheaper and I Recommend this video over Murder in Greenwich anytime you'll love this movie gauranteed"
Perfect Murder, Pefect Town
Annabelle Lee | Florida | 03/06/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The acting was great, ( I LOVE Kris Kristofferson) the story was broken down and told very well. The maddening thing is I guess we will never know who killed that beautiful, defenseless little girl. The brother was almost completely left out of the story. (?) Good DVD! The directors cut was great, (wish the director could have spoken just a bit less about himself!) full of interesting info."