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Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994)

Investigation based upon the true story of the Mendendez Brothers and the murder of their parents.


Larry Elikann
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward James Olmos ... Jose Menendez
Beverly D'Angelo ... Kitty Menendez
Damian Chapa ... Lyle Menendez
Travis Fine ... Erik Menendez
Debrah Farentino ... Judalon Smyth
Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Lt. Arguello
Michelle Johnson ... Lisa
Michael Woolson Michael Woolson ... Craig
Vincent Ventresca ... Nick
Dakin Matthews ... Dean Barrow
John Capodice ... Larry Garth
Jace Alexander ... Carl Flynn
Dwight Schultz ... Dr. Jerome Oziel
Robert Gossett ... Detective Lukes
Michael Durrell ... Bob Winters


Investigation based upon the true story of the Mendendez Brothers and the murder of their parents.

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Release Date:

22 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Familiendrama in Beverly Hills - Die Geschichte der Menendez-Brüder See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Based on the real life events of the murders on Joseph Lyle Menéndez and Erik Galen Menéndez by their sons. Both sons were convicted to life in prison without the possibility of parole on July 2, 1996. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 1996, the Menendez brothers were sentenced to life in prison without parole. Therefore, in subsequent airings, the additional text epilogue reflecting those circumstances was added after the text epilogues of hung jury on the brothers. See more »


Featured in Murder Made Me Famous: Menendez Brothers (2015) See more »

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Long, but worth it
8 March 2002 | by wheellnhnSee all my reviews

Really, really good in detail. But lacks in parts, they should have carefully researched the material more, because some of the facts got screwed up. If you saw 'Honor Thy Father and Mother: The Menendez Killings', its much better in accurate detail. This one, gives you more of an insight on who these people really were. A definite for anyone interested in the case.

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