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Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder (2000)

About the infamous murder of six year old child beauty pageant contestant Jonbenet Ramsey and the hysterical media coverage that made the investigation even more difficult.


Lawrence Schiller


Lawrence Schiller (book), Tom Topor (teleplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Kristofferson ... Lou Smit
Marg Helgenberger ... Patsy Ramsey
Ronny Cox ... John Ramsey
Ken Howard ... Alex Hunter
John Heard ... Larry Mason
Peter Friedman ... Peter Hofstrom
Scott Cohen ... Steve Thomas
Deirdre Lovejoy ... Detective Linda Arndt
Sean Whalen ... Jeff Shapiro
John Rubinstein ... Rev. Hoverstock
Jane Powell ... Kit Andre
Dennis Boutsikaris ... Chief Koby
J.C. MacKenzie ... Trip Demuth
Murphy Guyer ... John Eller
Margo Martindale ... Linda Hoffmann-Pugh (Ramsey Housekeeper)


About the infamous murder of six year old child beauty pageant contestant Jonbenet Ramsey and the hysterical media coverage that made the investigation even more difficult.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

27 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime na Cidade Perfeita See more »

Filming Locations:

Boulder, Colorado, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dyanne the child who played Jonbenet, did not participate in the murder scenes or see the basement. She was also aways referred to as by her name and never jonbenet. See more »


Two Tabloid reporters meet in the International Airport in Denver, Colorado, near a fountain. Built to completion in 1994, the Jeppesen Terminal Building still had no complete fountain in the center of the hall until years later. In fact, in April of 1997,the year depicted in the scene, an artist had not even been chosen for the fountain project, who chose the multi-level system of fountains seen in the background. See more »

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Not so Perfect Movie!
29 August 2006 | by SylSee all my reviews

I read the book and of course there must be a movie and in fact there was a mini-series for this book. I watched it and was a bit disappointed with it. I mean because we don't have a viable suspect even with John Mark Karr proclaiming his guilt and not being in the same state. He probably never met JonBenet Ramsey or knew about her existence until the tragic murder. I never thought the Ramseys were involve and they were finally clear after this film was made in 2003. So it's not the couple and I always knew they were innocent of such a horrendous crime. Anyway it's Lou Smith who brings common sense when a bunch of silly police detectives pointing the wrong finger when they messed up the crime scene in the first place. Yes, the Ramseys are rich and hired attorneys to protect them. Of course, the beauty pageants was what Patsy and JonBenet loved to do together and I'm sure JonBenet would have been a beauty queen now if she was not gone. Anyway, the movie does try to be objective if possible. It's a shame that we don't know the truth even after almost 10 years, it's another dead end in the case with so many questions and few answers. We know that the Ramseys are innocent.

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