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Bloodlines: Murder in the Family (1993)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 1 March 1993
The aftermath of the notorious "Ninja Murders," aka "The Yom Kippur Murders" is dramatized by following Melody Woodman (Mimi Rogers). Her husband Stewart Woodman (Elliot Gould) is convicted... See full synopsis »

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Paul Wendkos

Writers:

William Driskill (as Bill Driskill), Sara Davidson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mimi Rogers ... Melody Woodman
Elliott Gould ... Stewart Woodman
Clancy Brown ... Ben Guardino
Kim Hunter ... Vera Woodman
Joe Spano ... Hal Leventhal
Chris Demetral ... Ian Woodman
Nicholle Tom ... Jacy Woodman
Nicholas Rutherford
Bonnie Bartlett ... Ruth
Hunt Block
Robin Strasser
Andy Romano ... Sully
John Pleshette ... Neil Woodman
David Spielberg
Sam Wanamaker ... Gerald Woodman
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The aftermath of the notorious "Ninja Murders," aka "The Yom Kippur Murders" is dramatized by following Melody Woodman (Mimi Rogers). Her husband Stewart Woodman (Elliot Gould) is convicted of conspiring with brother Neil Woodman (John Pleshette) to hire a hit on their parents, Vera (Kim Hunter) and Gerald (Sam Wanamaker), The murders are back story; this is a lightly fictionalized account of Melody's travails after Stewart goes to prison. Melody loses her multimillion-dollar home, her dozens of fur coats, her jewelry and her wealthy friends. She can't afford tuition to the private schools her three kids were attending. Forced to move in with her own mother and find a job, she demonstrates pluck and integrity as she deals with the many problems of adjusting to life as a wage earner. For an account of the murders and the investigation that convicted the Woodman brothers, see "Family Blood" by Marvin J. Wolf and Larry Ateberry.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Ninja-Morde von Bel Air See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Somethings can't be atoned for.
3 February 2007 | by weiloneSee all my reviews

Made during the golden age of TV mini series, and directed by the King of TV drama Paul Wendkos, this is a classic. Mimi Rogers is stunning and compelling as Melody Woodman the wife decked out in Chanel, she totally dominates the screen with a performance that is wide in range. The same can not be said for Elliott Gould, who so over acts that he makes The maniacal Elliot Woodman the scared of his own shadow, take a pill for chest pains caused by hyper tension attack self centered murderer into a buffoon. The supporting cast is great in that early late '80s 90's kind of way. And I'd swear that is David Krumholtz and not Robert Munic who plays the bad-boy boyfriend of daughter Jacy played by Nicholle Tom. Not available on DVD and relegated to LMN for an airing about twice a year.


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