Helter Skelter (1976)
Vincent Bugliosi: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, Sharon Tate... Jay Sebring... Voytek Frykowski... Abigail Folger... Steven Parent... Leno LaBianca... and Rosemary LaBianca are not here with us right now in this courtroom. But from their graves, they cry out for justice! And justice can only be served by you returning to this courtroom with a verdict of guilty.
Charles Manson: What about death? I told you, I'm already dead! And while I'm waiting around to take the other form, I got steady chow. It ain't great, but it's better than garbage. And I don't gotta work if I have to, so I got plenty of time to play my guitar. You know, you beat a man with a whip, and he likes the whip... you're just making a fool of yourself, partner!
Vincent Bugliosi: [narrating] It was so quiet, one of the killers would later say, you could almost hear the sound of ice rattling in cocktail shakers in the homes way down the canyon.
Vincent Bugliosi: Are you always this happy?
Cindy Jane Orelia: Uh-huh.
Vincent Bugliosi: What's the secret?
Lisa Armbruster: We found the truth.
Vincent Bugliosi: What's the truth?
Lisa Armbruster: Charlie is love.
Vincent Bugliosi: Good Evening, you're about to see a dramatization based on actual facts. We may not like to accept the fact that those in the story of Helter Skelter exist in our lives. Yet, they do. And while they do, we can not say that the story of Helter Skelter has ended.
Vincent Bugliosi: Boots is no longer with us.
Danny DeCarlo: What do you mean, Boots is no longer with us?
Vincent Bugliosi: He's among the dead. He shot himself the other night, playing Russian Roulette.
Danny DeCarlo: Oh, terrific. Who was with him?
Vincent Bugliosi: Cisco Budge.
Danny DeCarlo: Cisco Budge. That's it. I ain't talking no more. I'm riding out of here on the wind, mister.
Vincent Bugliosi: There are a couple of warrants outstanding against you, Danny. I don't think you'd feel very safe in prison. That's where Charlie is.
Danny DeCarlo: [slight pause] That sure is cold, man.
Charles Manson: I've ate out of your garbage cans to stay out of jail. I've worn your second-hand clothes. I've tried my best to get along in your world. And now you say you want to kill me? And I look at you, and I say to myself: "You want to kill me?" I'm already dead, I have been all my life! I've spent 23 years in tombs that you built! Sometimes, I want to give it all back to you! Sometime, I just want to jump back at you and let you shoot me! If I could, I would grab this microphone and beat your brains out with it because that's what you deserve, that's what you deserve!
Susan Atkins: I was holding her arms behind her and she's looking at me... begging an-and crying: "Please don't kill me. Please don't kill me. I don't wanna die. I wanna live. I wanna have my baby. I wanna have my baby." And I looked her straight in the eye and I said "Look, bitch. I don't care about you. I don't care about your baby. You better be ready. You're gonna die and I don't feel a thing about it." And then I proceeded to stab her, okay?
Ronnie Howard: Okay.
Susan Atkins: And you know what? I just kept stabbing her and stabbing her 'till she stopped screaming.
Ronnie Howard: But she was pregnant. Didn't it bother you to kill her?
Susan Atkins: No, I thought you understood. I LOVED her, and in order for me to kill her, I was killing part of myself when I killed her. In fact, Charlie gave us instructions to mutilate them. We were gonna cut out the baby if we had time.
Ronnie Howard: I gotta go to the can.
Susan Atkins: Y-you know the other two? The next night?
Ronnie Howard: LaBiancas. Mm-hmm.
Susan Atkins: [nods] Well, what do you think?
[Ronnie shakes her head, shocked]
Susan Atkins: And there's more. Before, one guy we cut his head off and uh, three more in the desert... and more besides. At least eleven. Eleven they'll never solve. And there's gonna be plenty more to come. We're gonna pick out some of the biggest pigs and execute them and release them from this Earth. You have to have a real love in your heart for people to do this for them, you know?
Ronnie Howard: I gotta go to the can. I'll let you get some sleep.
[Ronnie leaves and starts to sob]