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Woman on Trial: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story (1993)

Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story (original title)
Unrated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 16 May 1993
The true story of a woman who is sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering her husband's ex-wife. After being dismissed from the Milwaukee police, Laurie Bembenek is swept off her feet ... See full summary »

Director:

Sandor Stern

Writers:

Lawrencia Bembenek (book), Sandor Stern
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tatum O'Neal ... Lawrencia Bembenek
Bruce Greenwood ... Fred Schultz
Peggy McCay ... Virginia Bembenek
Colin Fox ... Joe Bembenek
Kenneth Welsh ... Don Eisenberg
Catherine Disher ... Judy Zess
Richard Hughes ... Russ
Alan Jordan Alan Jordan ... Prosecuting Attorney
Ron White ... Det. Rogers
Saul Rubinek ... Bill Bryson
Alex McArthur ... Nick Gugliatto
Barbara Eve Harris ... Zena Jackson
Ari Magder Ari Magder ... Sean Schultz
Graham Losee Graham Losee ... Shannon Schultz
Gail Webster Gail Webster ... Christine Schultz
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Storyline

The true story of a woman who is sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering her husband's ex-wife. After being dismissed from the Milwaukee police, Laurie Bembenek is swept off her feet by divorced Fred Schultz and they decide to marry. The pair face mounting financial problems, but when Fred's ex-wife is killed with a bullet from his off-duty pistol, it is Laurie who is arrested for the brutal crime. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Woman on Trial: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Atlantis Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Tatum O'Neal great as usual !
21 December 2004 | by ldm312See all my reviews

If you are a Tatum O'Neal fan this is a must see movie. The story is based on true events and is amazing and very entertaining. The story is about a small town gal accused of the death of her husband's ex-wife. Yeah I know what your thinking, see one like it before... but wait. There is police cover up and and a lot of wrong doing to see that Lawrencia Bembenek (Tatum O'Neal) is charged in the case. The story is full of twists and becomes a huge media event. The acting by everyone is very good. And even though the movie is long, there is nothing bad about watching Tatum and seeing her face for 3 hours! Hope to see lots more of her in the future. If there is only one actor or actress i would like to meet, it would be Tatum O'Neal.


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