Helter Skelter

Synopsis: A new take on the Manson Family murders, with a keen focus on Charles Manson himself.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): John Gray
Production: Lakeside Productions
  Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations.
180 min


So is he coming or what?

- He'll be here.

- I hope.

He's gonna straighten this all out.

- He wants his money.

- What money, man?

He says you have money.

- He wants it.

- Bobby, if I had any fricking money...

...I would have given it to you

the first time you hit me, all right?

You know?

Charlie, hey.

What's going on, man? Hey.

Here's what you're gonna do, unless

you want to lose your other ear.

- What's that?

- No. No!

You're gonna sign over

everything you have to us.

What is everything?

Everything means everything.

Everywhere you look. There's a house,

that's part of everything, we'll take it.

Is that a car outside?

We'll take that too.


I want that money that you owe me,

and if you don't pay me...

...what you owe me,

then I'll pay you what you owe me.

- Okay.

- Okay, okay.

Okay. Charlie. Okay. Okay.

Okay. Okay, okay.

Here, take... Take it!

That's it. That's the house.

That's the car.

That's all I got, l... I swear.

There's no money.

That's it, man.

We ain't gonna get nothing out of him.

We can't leave him.

He'll call the police.

Well, you know what to do.

Bobby, no.

Don't do this, man.

Bobby, don't do it.

Don't do it, man! No! No!

It's like being in a movie.

Yeah, Charlie has a deal with the owner.

And we help him run the place.

There's about 25 of us here altogether.

Charlie takes real good care of us.

He's like our savior.

When do I meet Charlie?

I don't know.

And don't ask.

He'll find you.

Thanks for telling me

about this place, Gypsy.

- I had nowhere else to go.

- Sure. Hey, guys.


- This is Linda.

- Hi.

Linda, Sadie...

...Katie, Paul.

- Hey.

- And Tex over there.

- What's her name?

- Tanya.

- She's beautiful.

- Thank you.

We'll see you at dinner.

Don't worry.

She'll be with all the other kids.

See, Charlie wants all the children raised by

everybody, not just the mother, the father.

He says that that's how we get rid of the

ego that parents put in their kids. Come on.


Hey, George.

- Hey, Squeaky.

- Hi.

This here is Linda.

- Howdy.

- She's gonna be staying with us.

Linda, this is George Spahn.

He's the owner of the ranch.

And this is Squeaky.

She's like his Seeing Eye dog.

L... I wanted a few things out of that.

What's yours is ours,

and what's ours is yours.

Do you have any credit cards?

- No.

- Driver's license?


- I wanted that picture of my mother.

- No, you don't.

Welcome to the family.

Man, I guess I goofed

that one up too, didn't I?

Listen, I can play, man.

I can play.

I just, I'm not used to all these...

...microphone things pointing at you...

- Dennis.

Where'd you find this guy?

He found me.

Him and his pack lived with me.

Got too crazy though.

- Kicked him out?

- I had to move out.

Bought a new house.

My manager got rid of him eventually.

Give him some happy right now.

- Has he done anything?

- Put one of his songs on our 20/20 album.

B-side of a single.

Didn't make much noise.

I feel that happy.

Okay, now, Rosie...

- Was he really in prison?

- Major.

Got out a couple years ago.

- Is he dangerous?

- Look at his eyes, you tell me.

People will love him for that alone.

Hey, listen, let me explain something to

you, man. I wrote a couple hundred songs.

And then I get down here,

and I just, you know, kind of forgot.

Charlie, this is Terry Melcher.

He manages some great bands.

- I've heard a lot about you, Charlie.

- Oh, man, man.

I wish someone would have let me know

that you were coming down, man.

This is what I'm trying to do, man.

I'm trying to take that sound and stretch

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Vincent Bugliosi

Vincent T. Bugliosi, Jr. (; August 18, 1934 – June 6, 2015) was an American attorney and New York Times bestselling author. During his eight years in the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, he successfully prosecuted 105 out of 106 felony jury trials, which included 21 murder convictions, without a single loss. He was best known for prosecuting Charles Manson and other defendants accused of the seven Tate–LaBianca murders of August 9–10, 1969. Although Manson did not physically participate in the murders at Sharon Tate's home, Bugliosi used circumstantial evidence to show that he had orchestrated the killings. After leaving the Los Angeles district attorney's office in 1972, Bugliosi turned to private practice and represented three criminal defendants, achieving successful acquittals on behalf of all three—the most famous of which was Stephanie Stearns (referred to as "Jennifer Jenkins" in his book), whom he defended for the murder of Eleanor "Muff" Graham which occurred on the South Pacific island of Palmyra Atoll. The case was the subject of his 1991 #1 New York Times bestselling book And the Sea Will Tell that he wrote with Bruce Henderson. He turned down opportunities to represent famous defendants Jeffrey MacDonald and Dan White because he did not represent anyone whom he believed to be guilty of murder.Bugliosi, along with Curt Gentry, authored the book Helter Skelter in 1974, which presented the account of the investigation, arrest, and prosecution of Charles Manson and the Manson family. He later wrote Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy and The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder. more…

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