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Amber Frey: Witness for the Prosecution (2005)

Amber Frey thought she met the man of her dream, Scott Peterson, on a blind date. After fully trusting him with her heart, secrets are revealed that scott's Pregnant wife is missing and he ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Werner

Writers:

Donald Martin (teleplay), Amber Frey (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Janel Moloney ... Amber Frey
Terry Kinney ... Detective Neil O'Hara
Nathan Anderson ... Scott Peterson
Paget Brewster ... Carol Carter
John Rubinstein ... Mark Geragos
Nora Dunn ... Gloria Allred
Nathaniel DeVeaux Nathaniel DeVeaux ... Steve Richards
Susan Hogan ... Sharon Rocha
Madeleine Parker ... Baby Ayiana
Eric Breker ... Dave
Michael Daingerfield ... Jim Carter
Fred Keating ... David Harris
Don MacKay ... Judge
Dalias Blake ... Court Clerk
Eric Keenleyside ... Ronny Matthews
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Amber Frey thought she met the man of her dream, Scott Peterson, on a blind date. After fully trusting him with her heart, secrets are revealed that scott's Pregnant wife is missing and he may be involved. Scared, concerned, and with the help of police, Amber becomes the voice for Laci Peterson as she becomes a prime witness in the prosecution.

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CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2005 (USA) See more »

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Great Performances Highlight This Made For TV Movie
18 February 2008 | by sddavis63See all my reviews

A very well done, made for TV movie, I thought, detailing the complicated relationship between Amber Frey and Scott Peterson, convicted of murdering his wife Lacy and unborn son. I first want to give credit to the lead actors here - Janel Moloney as Amber, and Nathan Anderson as Scott. To me, both of them absolutely nailed these parts, and created a completely believable recreation of the relationship. Moloney was especially convincing, particularly after the truth about first Scott's marriage, and then the death of his wife comes out. Her confusion, uncertainty, anger, hurt and fear all seemed very real. Scott's charisma, and his ability to sweep Amber off her feet while developing a completely convincing alternative lifestyle and apparently being able to maintain the pretense of loving husband and father to be (even Lacy's parents didn't even suspect that he could have had anything to do with her death) create a chilling portrait of a sociopath.

The movie opens with Amber on the witness stand (thus the title; I admit that I was a bit put off at first that the producers chose for what I expected to be a tabloid-style TV melodrama a title that is best known as a classic British film from the 1940's, but the title does fit once the context is known), and the impression is that the story is a visual recreation of her testimony at Scott's trial. In that context, it's worth mentioning another impressive performance - that of John Rubinstein as Scott's attorney Mark Geragos. It's perhaps limited in some respects by its made for TV status, but in all honesty I don't know that there was enough in the Amber-Scott relationship to carry a full length feature film. This was just enough to be satisfying. 8/10


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