Murder in Greenwich

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  • R
  • 2002
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 6.2  (1,324)

Murder in Greenwich is a true crime drama based on the notorious murder case of Martha Moxley, a teenage girl who was brutally murdered in her Greenwich, Connecticut neighborhood on October 30, 1975. The movie is directed by Tom McLoughlin and stars Christopher Meloni as Detective Steve Carroll, an investigator in charge of solving the case, Robert Forster as Rushton Skakel Sr., a suspect in the murder case, and Maggie Grace as Martha Moxley in her teenage years.

The story begins with a young Martha Moxley (Grace) moving to the affluent neighborhood of Belle Haven with her family in 1975. She quickly becomes friends with two brothers, Michael and Thomas Skakel, who are also new to the neighborhood. The Skakel brothers are the nephews of millionaire industrialist Rushton Skakel Sr. (Forster), who is known for his powerful influence in the community.

On Halloween Eve in 1975, Martha attends a party with the Skakel brothers and some other friends. Later that night, Martha is found beaten to death with a golf club in her backyard. The investigation into her murder is initially conducted by local police, who quickly rule out any suspects and the case goes cold. Over the years, the case is revisited with various investigators trying their hand at solving this gruesome crime. Finally, in 1991, Steve Carroll (Meloni), a veteran detective is assigned to the case, and he is determined to see it through.

The movie revolves around Carroll's investigation into the murder, as he sifts through a web of lies and political influence to uncover the truth. He uncovers new evidence that leads him to search for suspects within the Skakel family. Rushton Skakel Sr. (Forster) becomes the prime suspect, and as the investigation deepens, Carroll realizes that the case may involve a wider network of individuals with ulterior motives.

The movie captures the brutal and painful details of the case, and how the corruption of the powerful can influence the course of justice. The acting performances by the cast are commendable, showcasing the emotions and inner turmoil of the characters under investigation. Christopher Meloni as Detective Steve Carroll, portrays the role of a tough, no-nonsense detective that is passionate about uncovering the truth, the actor does not break from his usual detective character appearance over the years. In addition, Robert Forster as Rushton Skakel Sr., depicts the powerful millionaire patriarch who would go to any lengths to protect his family's reputation.

Overall, Murder in Greenwich is an engaging and meticulously crafted crime drama, that traces a real-life murder investigation that captivated the nation for years. The film takes the audience on a journey to uncover the truth behind the murder of an innocent teenage girl, and showcases the power dynamics of the privileged society. It is a must-watch for true crime enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys a well-made thriller.

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    6.2  (1,324)