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And the Sea Will Tell (1991)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 24 February 1991
Two couples--one wealthy and married, the other an ex-con and his hippie girlfriend-- separately set sail for a remote South Pacific island, each hoping to play "Adam and Eve" in paradise. ... See full summary »

Director:

Tommy Lee Wallace

Writers:

Vincent Bugliosi (book), Bruce Henderson (book) (as Bruce B. Henderson) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Crenna ... Vincent Bugliosi
Rachel Ward ... Jennifer Jenkins
Hart Bochner ... Buck Walker
Deidre Hall ... Muff Graham
John Kapelos ... Len Weinglass
Susan Blakely ... Gail Bugliosi
James Brolin ... Mac Graham
Clyde Kusatsu ... Enoki
Danny Kamekona ... Shishido
Mavor Moore Mavor Moore ... Judge King
Sheila Moore ... Kit
Marion Gilsenan Marion Gilsenan ... Sunny
Garwin Sanford ... Ted
Kevin McNulty ... Shoemaker
Terence Kelly ... Wheeler
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Two couples--one wealthy and married, the other an ex-con and his hippie girlfriend-- separately set sail for a remote South Pacific island, each hoping to play "Adam and Eve" in paradise. Instead of getting away from it all, they take it with them-- their pasts and prejudices, and the petty battles over status and material goods that arise from different social classes. Upon lovely Palmyra Island, two couples do arrive, but in 3 months time only one will leave alive. For the couple who get away, one of them has the extraordinary good luck to be defended in court by master attorney Vincent Bugliosi, prosecuting attorney of Charles Manson and author of the classic best selling book Helter Skelter. Written by IvanWong

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Crime | Drama

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Unsolved true murder mystery/court drama will haunt you
10 January 1999 | by MoxieSee all my reviews

An able cast and good direction do a creditable job in this film based on famed attorney Vincent Bugliosi's non-fiction book, which describes both the crime and the trial (he represented the defendants). But more than anything else, it's the story itself that will keep your eyes glued to the screen for three hours. Yuppie couple sail to an isolated mid-Pacific island. Later, so does a hippie couple. After that, the hippie couple are arrested in Honolulu in possession of the yuppies' boat and a weak story. Investigation does not turn up the yuppies, their bodies, or the hippies' boat. Some time later, back at the island, a box washes onshore that contains the bones of the yuppy woman. The details are too numerous and mystifying to list here! The "plot" may seem to meander and include many digressions -- but that's because it's from real life! Even at three hours (made for TV, two instalments) the film can't include all the baffling elements. (You really should get the paperback!) If you stick with it and pay close attention, you'll find it not only entertainment, but also a challenge: What really happened? Who did it? This puzzle will haunt you, keep popping back into your mind, long after the movie ends. (Get the book!!)


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Language:

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Release Date:

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