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Echoes in the Darkness 

Unrated | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (1987)
Based on the true life story that took place in the 1970s, this movie follows the murder of Susan Reinert and her two children in Upper Merion Township in Pennsylvania, a case that lasted seven years.




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Complete series cast summary:
Peter Coyote ...  William Bradfield Jr. 2 episodes, 1987
Stockard Channing ...  Susan Reinert 2 episodes, 1987
Robert Loggia ...  Jay Smith 2 episodes, 1987
Peter Boyle ...  Sgt. Joe Van Nort 2 episodes, 1987
Cindy Pickett ...  Sue Myers 2 episodes, 1987
Gary Cole ...  Jack Holtz 2 episodes, 1987
Zeljko Ivanek ...  Vince Valaitis 2 episodes, 1987
Alex Hyde-White ...  Chris Pappas 2 episodes, 1987
Treat Williams ...  Rick Guida 2 episodes, 1987
Vincent Irizarry ...  Montione 2 episodes, 1987
Philip Bosco ...  Judge Garb 2 episodes, 1987
Brenda Bazinet ...  Lynn Reinert 2 episodes, 1987
Diane D'Aquila Diane D'Aquila ...  Pat Schnure 2 episodes, 1987
Tony De Santis ...  Lou De Santis 2 episodes, 1987
Patricia Hamilton ...  Dorothy Hunsberger 2 episodes, 1987
Susannah Hoffmann Susannah Hoffmann ...  Beth Ann 2 episodes, 1987
Alan Jordan Alan Jordan ...  Ken Reinert 2 episodes, 1987
Isabelle Mejias ...  Shelly 2 episodes, 1987
Eugene Clark ...  Proctor Nowell 2 episodes, 1987
Richard Comar Richard Comar ...  Matt Mullin 2 episodes, 1987
Scot Denton Scot Denton ...  Joshua Lock 2 episodes, 1987
Jayne Eastwood ...  Betty Vannort 2 episodes, 1987
David Ferry ...  Don Reddin 2 episodes, 1987
Chuck Shamata ...  Costopoulos 2 episodes, 1987


Based on the true life story that took place in the 1970s, this movie follows the murder of Susan Reinert and her two children in Upper Merion Township in Pennsylvania, a case that lasted seven years.

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Release Date:

1 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Domen See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

New World Television See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jay Smith passed away on May 13, 2009 still proclaiming his innocence. See more »


Jack Holtz: What kids...?
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Mini Series Question
3 September 2012 | by albion1100See all my reviews

I saw this mini series on television many years ago. I purchased the movie but the movie on DVD is way shorter than the mini series. Does anyone know how I am able to get the mini series.

My heart goes out to the family and all people involved in this crime. Brad field was a mastermind of weaving a web of deceit and lead all those people into a place that would take years of healing if they ever do. I have also read the book and it is very close to the movie. Thanks so very much for the reviews written by the families and relatives of those involved. It is a breath of fresh air to read them after reading the book and getting only a small amount of understanding of what you must have gone through. I have two children also and the thought of that happening to them is absolutely dreadful. God bless all you do and bring peace into your hearts. God had dealt with William Bradfield. Live your lives as fruitful as possible.

Any response greatly appreciated. Thanks and regards

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