And the Sea Will Tell (1991)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom Drama, Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 179 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Partially filmed in Hawaii and Tahiti, And the Sea Will Tell was a two-part TV movie based on a real murder case. A wealthy couple (James Brolin and Deidre Hall) are killed on their yacht off the coast of a secluded South American island called Palmyra. The suspects are a hippyish pair (Hart Bochner and Rachel Ward) whom the rich folks had befriended. It's fairly clear that the hippies were involved in the crime: The question is, did the man do it while the girl looked on helplessly, or was she a willing accomplice? Richard Crenna plays real-life defense attorney Vincent Bugliosi, upon whose book And the Sea Will Tell was based. The first part of this teledrama premiered on February 24, 1991; part two, in which the girl's testimony consumes most of the screen time, was shown on February 26.

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atrocity, brainwashing, client, couple, courtroom, duo, evidence, husband, hypnosis, investigation, island, killing, lawyer, media-baron, murder, Pacific-Ocean, sea, spokesperson, suicide, trial [courtroom], wife