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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 »


Peter Werner


Donald Martin (teleplay), Amber Frey (book)
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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


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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25 May 2005 (USA) See more »

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Decent for a TV Movie
26 May 2005 | by kouch21See all my reviews

I am not usually one for TV movies, but since Janel Moloney was playing the lead I decided to watch. This movie was based on the book written by Amber Frey, so it feels a bit slanted toward her perspective. (But I suppose she is the title character!) That being said, the movie seemed a good summary of the events surrounding the disappearance/murder of Laci Peterson that I had not followed despite the incessant news coverage of 2003-2004. The acting throughout was sufficient for what ultimately boils down to a murder investigation. Ms. Moloney plays a convincing Amber Frey (their physical resemblance was striking). (Casting should have gone after Ben Affleck for Scott Peterson - see SNL's Weekend Update from November 13, 2004.) Nothing too creative in terms of editing, as I found the second half to drag in terms of the story's flow. And did Zondervan books sponsor this production? The inclusion of "The Purpose Driven Life" seemed forced, and only appears to try to paint Amber Frey in an even more righteous light. I am not certain what purpose Scott Peterson's life will serve on Death Row. And the portrayal of Laci's mother, while touching, seemed to indicate that she'd lost all her children when in fact there is an older brother (Brent) and a half-sister (Amy). All-in-all, a decent portrayal of recent 'news' events.

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