Helter Skelter (2004) Movie Script

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
it out. So maybe we could...
...play it back and see if there's something
that looks like a song in there.
And get it out, man.
Because I've got to get an album out.
- What's the rush, Charlie?
- How about I got plans. I got a message.
How about you know what I got. You know
what I'm talking about and you know...
...wouldn't it be nice,
as you would say, Mr. Beach Boy...
...if I didn't have any
of my words changed this time.
We made your song better, Charlie.
Oh, now see, you made my song bomb.
See, you only had the B right there,
Beach Boy.
You know, by the way, the official title of
that song, you know, we like to call that...
...,, Dennis Wilson Is a Real Wussy.,,
You'd think he'd be happy having
a tune on an album. Not Charlie.
Look, I'll tell you what.
We'll get some people together
out to the ranch...
...you play, we can see
what you're about.
What kind of people you talking about?
Record-type guys?
Absolutely. You can tell them
some of your prison stories.
- And maybe Terry will come.
- If I can.
Don't count on it.
Nice to meet you.
- I'm going to count on it.
- Don't count on it. If I could...
How about absolutely Thursday?
How about absolutely...?
- I got a busy week.
- Bring them contracts.
Well, I heard something about...
What was it, Thursday?
His friends missed him at some
bagpipe parade in Santa Monica.
Bagpipe parade?
Well, that could certainly explain
getting stabbed to death.
Gary Hinman, music teacher.
Multiple stab wounds in the chest,
and his left ear has been cut off.
Oh, yeah, and the neighbor
says his car is missing.
Is that blood?
It's being tested, but yeah, it is.
Black Panthers?
Open wide.
Far out.
Thank you.
- There you go.
- That's all for you.
I hear that.
No, not yet.
We have to wait till the dogs eat
before the girls do.
Is that what you said?
That word...
...I can't even get it out of my mouth.
- Gypsy, help me out.
- She said... Why?
That word. There's no such thing as
that word here.,, Why,...
...is banned.,, Why,, don't belong here.
,, Why,, is just...
How come you don't know that?
She just came today, Charlie.
Well, why don't you tell me about it?
I split up with my husband.
Actually, he dumped us.
Me and my daughter.
We were all gonna go down
to South America.
Where you been living?
We were staying in some pretty cool
communes in New Mexico...
...and then we came down here.
So, what are you looking for, woman?
Wait, let me think. Jesus, maybe?
You looking for old J.C.?
I don't know.
Well, if you're looking to do
your looking around here...
Excuse me, darling.
You're gonna have to
bring us something.
Bring you what?
Well, I don't know.
You got to look around you.
And don't look from here.
You got to look from right here.
Look out there.
Look at the people you know.
You see them out there?
What do they have?
Look at all they have,
and ask yourself, from here...
...you really think they need all of that?
All those dollar bills and all them cars?
So let your heart bring us something...
...that will show us your heart.
We met the Beach Boys today.
One of the Beach Boys,
Dennis Wilson.
Is that the one that sings real high?
They all sing real high, Sadie.
Well, it was a Beach Boy, anyway.
Who was the other guy?
- Doris Day's son.
- Really?
Terry Melcher.
He's a big record producer.
Him and Dennis Wilson
are gonna make Charlie a star.
That's right.
We should get Doris Day
to come out here for a few days.
She'll forget all about Rock Hudson.
That thought that you're carrying...
...the one about your father...
...it's a very heavy thought.
And it's still holding you back,
because you're still giving it the reins.
It's my stepfather.
He hates me.
How did you know?
Well, you can't hide from me, you see?
I feel disposable.
I'm... I'm...
I mean, my husband, my father...
I don't really fit anywhere.
Well, how long are you gonna keep playing
your part in their game?
Your disposable role in the game
that they're playing with your life.
You, you're not disposable.
Look at you.
You're valuable. You're the most valuable
and perfect thing in this world.
You don't mean that.
You think I don't know
what it feels like to be looked through?
To be thrown away?
That's why we take care of each other.
See, I know who you are.
I can see you inside and out.
All your beauty.
All of your own beauty, you see?
Now, can you see mine?
I think so.
Come to now.
Now, where I am your husband now.
Where I am your father now.
Where I swear to you, you...
...you will never,
never be thrown away again.
I feel like you can see inside me.
Both hands on the wheel
where I can see them, please.
Step out of the vehicle!
Step out of the vehicle.
Turn around, put your hands on the hood.
Do you know you're driving
a dead guy's car?
Linda has something
she wants to give to you.
It's $5000 I took
from my ex-husband's friend.
The first time I ever stole anything.
I did it for you.
You did good.
Now, did she steal?
- No.
- No.
And why not?
...everything belongs...
...to everybody.
Come on.
Creepy crawl.
It's coming.
Damn right.
Black man's been on the bottom too long.
It's whitey's turn now.
Helter Skelter.
Get ready.
What time did he call?
I don't know.
There's no clocks here.
Sadie took my watch. I just heard the
phone ringing so I picked it up.
Did he say anything else?
- Just that he was gonna stay quiet.
- What are you guys talking about?
Bobby got arrested yesterday
in Gary's car.
Does Charlie know?
He ain't coming, Charlie.
I thought he would be here
with all them record-type guys.
Well, I don't see him, do you?
You remember where he lives?
Dropped him off that night in Dennis, car.
Well, let's go.
Sharon, you're surrounded
by people on the movie set.
- Don't you want privacy?
- I don't want to argue about it.
- You were nice enough to let us stay here...
- There is plenty of room for both of you.
When Roman gets home,
you should have the place to yourself.
Roman loves you and Voytek.
- He wants you to stay.
- And I love Roman's movies.
And I would never do anything
to upset him so...
...wherefore, we'll stay.
,, Therefore.,, Your English is awful.
My English gets better by the day,
and soon, it will outrank yours...
...and people will think I'm the rich heiress.
- Hell, your English gets better by the hour.
Well, Roman sure does love a crowd.
- He doesn't mind Jay spending time here?
- Oh, Jay and I are over.
- Roman knows that.
- But does Jay know that?
Jay is...
- Oh, that might be Roman's trunks.
- This late?
Oh, I'm sorry.
I didn't see you standing there.
- I'm looking for Terry.
- Who?
Terry. Terry Melcher.
Terry Melcher?
He doesn't live here for months anymore.
- Terry doesn't live here anymore?
- That is what I just said.
Who are you to come
through the gate like that?
- Terry!
- Hey! I said there is no Terry...
- Terry!
- Hey.
- Terry, Terry, Terry.
- Hey!
Who is it?
No Melcher here. Good night.
You wouldn't believe
what they throw away.
Like, if nobody orders French fries...
...an hour after they, re made,
they throw them out.
It's like a law or something.
How's this?
Oh, excellent. Roughage.
I don't know what we'll do
when we get to the desert.
I guess Charlie's got it figured out.
Is Charlie really taking us
to the desert?
Yeah, after Helter Skelter comes down.
What's that?
Charlie only talks about it
with the guys, a war...
...between the blacks and whites,
the blacks are gonna start it...
...but we'll be in the desert by then.
How long have you known Charlie?
Oh, I met the soul
in San Francisco on the Haight.
I was dancing in a booby bar,
and I met him on the street.
He sang songs to me.
I would love to hear him sing.
He gave me the name Sadie.
you're in love with him already.
- Aren't you?
- Charlie is love.
I once saw him pick up a dead bird, breathe
on it, the bird flew away. He changes you.
Before I met him, I was totally lost.
I didn't even know what I was here for.
I hated everybody,
and now I love everybody.
That's what Charlie gave me.
That's what he gives everybody.
He just fills up the empty spaces.
Do you know he's Jesus?
Hey, man. Knock, okay?
Nobody showed.
Nobody showed.
We waited and we waited.
What the hell
are you talking about, Charlie?
Let's see now, when was that?
Oh, Thursday, yes.
Someone... Someone was supposed
to be coming by Thursday.
No one made any promises, man. Talk to
Melcher again if you think that will help.
Oh, Melcher, yeah. That was his name.
Well, I can't get to him, Dennis.
So here I am again.
Here I am as your brother,
once again, asking you...
...can... Would you call
him for me, again?
I, ll give him one more chance.
Be no problem.
Look, I did what I could.
I got you on tape, didn't I?
Well, yeah, maybe you got me on
a demo tape, man, but where is the deal?
Where is the album?
Where is that album
you know I got to get out?
- What do you want me to do, Charlie?
- How about doing what you said you'd do...
...Mr. Beach Boy?
- I didn't make any promises.
Maybe you scared Melcher away.
Well, I, ll tell you what.
I got a new song for you.
It's called,, I Need $ 1500.,,
Forget it, man.
You cost me thousands already.
I had to move out of my house...
...because you guys wrecked it.
- The way I see it...
...you thought you'd take my music...
...my music, tie it up in a little Beach Boys
bow, turn around and say,,, Charlie, no, no.
You don't have any money coming.
You don't have any money coming.,,
Is that right?
What the hell is this?
That's for you.
You go ahead, you take that.
And every time you look at that,
I just want you to think:
,, Oh, that's right.
Isn't it nice that I'm still alive?
Hey, I tried to help you, man!
It's not my fault that everyone thinks you're
some ungrateful, ex-con, pimp novelty act.
Melcher doesn't want anything
to do with you either.
Just stay the hell away from all of us!
How do we get everybody
to the bottomless pit, Charlie?
Gonna build a road
through Devil's Canyon.
we'll have enough dune buggies,
everything, ll be ready.
When is Helter Skelter gonna start?
That's what the Beatles
been trying to tell us.
That's a message they want me
to get out in my album.
Now I got to find another way
to get it started.
Are we still getting Bobby
out of jail, Charlie?
We, re not talking
about Bobby right now, are we?
It's all right.
He's only giving her what she wants.
Tex, meet me in the saloon after dinner.
It's time.
Time for you to take little Blackie by the
hand, show him how to kill some piggies.
I want you to go on up
to where Terry Melcher used to live.
They got movie stars there now.
Kill everybody in the house.
Gruesome as you can.
Sadie, Linda, Katie.
you're gonna go with Tex,
and do what he tells you to do, okay?
Now is the time.
Helter Skelter.
I want you to wrap these in a rag.
If we get stopped...
...you throw them out.
But we, re just going
on a creepy crawl, right?
Oh, definitely.
Hold up.
I want you to leave a sign, okay?
You girls know what to write.
Something witchy.
- I want you home for your birthday.
- Maybe Tuesday.
- Yeah.
- If I can get the visa.
Why? What do you have
planned for my birthday?
- Some...
- you'll see.
- Not until you...
- Okay, be like that. Don't tell me, huh?
- I enrolled you in a class.
- In what?
Expectant fathers class.
- Oh, please. Don't make me do it.
- No, you'll love it.
What are you doing tonight?
Gibby and Voytek are still here.
And Jay just came by, so...
Oh, my competition.
You have no competition.
You know that.
I know this.
I know this, baby.
You lonely over there?
Lonely for you.
That's all.
- That's all?
- I only want to play with you.
And my boy.
- Call me tomorrow?
- Of course.
I love you.
I love you too.
- Bye.
- Bye.
Is Roman on his way?
As soon as he gets his visa.
Probably Tuesday.
I have to get some sleep.
I'm flying up to my mom's
for her birthday in the morning.
I can't tell you how sorry
I am to miss that.
I know. It's much more important for you to
sleep late and test the pool temperature.
Hey, Bill, how's life
as a caretaker treating you?
Oh, yeah, really glamorous.
- I can only stay a minute.
- Want a drink?
Oh, yeah, sure.
So, you ever see Sharon Tate
out by the pool?
Can't stand this heat.
It's supposed to break Monday.
Roman will miss it. Lucky guy.
Do you think Roman knows
how lucky he is?
He knows we, re both lucky.
We were almost lucky once, weren't we?
- I wonder...
- Jay, don't. Just don't.
I'm just being theoretical.
When we were together in London...
...ever wondered what would've happened
if I'd never come back to L.A. When I did?
What would have happened
if you had never met Roman?
What would happen if fish could fly?
Listen to me.
I must be drunk.
You better not drive home tonight.
Get down.
Something wrong with the gate?
Oh, no! don't hurt me!
Bam, we got you.
Go around the side.
See if there's an open door or window.
There's nothing open.
Go back and wait by the car.
Give me your knife.
Listen for sounds.
I'm sorry.
I'm so sorry.
- Sadie, make it stop.
- It's too late.
It's too late.
I lost my knife.
What the hell you think you're doing?
You don't do anything unless I tell you to.
Move over.
My head is killing me. That son of a bitch
wouldn't let go of my hair.
I thought my hand was gonna break
every time I hit bone with that damn knife.
There was a lot of panic.
It was real messy. There were bodies
lying all over the place...
...but everyone's dead.
Do you have any remorse?
Go to bed and don't say anything
to the others.
There was blood everywhere!
Then they found...
They could still be...
They killed her. She's pregnant.
They killed her!
They killed her. They didn't care.
I came to work...
Everybody's dead.
- Freeze! don't move!
- What? What? What's the matter?
- The trick is room in the gang.
- It's nothing we can't solve.
Listen to me, okay?
- You don't understand.
- Please, please.
- It's like Swiss cheese.
- We can work it out.
- Hey, listen.
- I think it's ridiculous.
Dolphins talking to each other
like humans?
The audience is going to laugh
at us, okay? It's stupid.
Oh, hi, Bill. How are you?
Which house?
What are you...?
No! No! No!
Come on! The news is on in the trailer!
Shockwaves in the Southland as the five
victims in the Bel Air slayings are identified.
They are Steven Earl Parent, 18...
... who was visiting the caretaker
on the property. Voytek Frykowski, 32.
Abigail Folger,
the Folger Coffee heiress, 25.
Jay Sebring, 35,
famous hairstylist to the stars...
... and actress Sharon Tate,
star of the movie Valley of the Dolls...
... wife of film director Roman Polanski,
and eight months pregnant with their child.
Polanski was not in the house,
as he's in London working on a film.
Detectives on the scene commented
that the murders appear to be ritualistic.
Details are sketchy, but the caretaker,
William Garretson...
... has been taken into custody.
I just didn't expect it. That's all.
I mean...
God, I feel sick.
I don't know what to do.
You have to trust the soul.
But how can this be right?
It's what we have to do.
But... But, I mean,
you didn't even know them.
How could you do that?
Doesn't it bother you?
We know what they stand for.
They, re the man.
They, re the authority, right?
A part of the system that kills millions,
and they never get their hands dirty.
But they were young.
They were like us.
And she was...
She was pregnant.
Look, death is just an illusion anyway.
It's just a thought. It has no meaning.
It's something you're doing for them...
...not to them.
- You really believe that?
- It's true.
It's ugly, but it's true.
I think it's beautiful.
Well, I can never do it.
You don't know that.
You don't know what you can do...
...what anybody can do.
You know what I feel?
- That's all.
- Me too.
you'll learn.
The more you do it,
the more you like it.
don't cry for them.
We released them.
We made them come to now.
Listen to what Charlie says:
,, There's no good, no evil.
Nothing is wrong. Nothing is right.,,
Charlie wouldn't take us this far
to let us fail. There's a plan.
You just can't know what it is yet.
No sense makes sense.
Remember that.
I'm Thomas Noguchi...
...Los Angeles County coroner.
This is August 9, 1969.
Sharon Marie Polanski,
female Caucasian, 26 years...
...5,3,,, 135 pounds...
...blond hair, hazel eyes.
Subject's supine, arms parallel,
legs extended.
- Hey, Jerry. You caught the Tate case?
- Oh, yeah.
I've got my pockets filled up
with this one.
What brings sheriffs to town?
Look, just so you know, last month...
...we found a stiff out in Malibu,
stabbed to death.
Like yours, there was something written
on the wall in blood:,, Political piggy.,,
We thought it was tied with the
Black Panthers, but a few days later...
...we took in a hippie kid
driving the vic's car. Found the knife...
...blood on the clothes. Prints all match.
So what? He had to be in jail
when my people got offed.
We don't think he was
the only one involved.
This kid lived at Spahn Ranch,
that movie place in Chatsworth.
They got a commune or something,
all these hippies. A guy runs them.
He says he's Jesus, as in Christ.
- Maybe there's something...
- Well, look...
Thanks, guys,
but we like drugs for this.
A burn, freak-out, something.
We found coke and weed
in the house and in Sebring's car.
Nice freaking Porsche, by the way.
Cream puff.
Well, these are similar kinds of murders,
don't you think?
Ton of stab wounds in both cases,
messages left at both scenes...
...printed in the vic's blood,
and there's the word,, pig.,,
You guys do good work.
If you don't hear from us in a week,
that means we've squared everything away.
Dad, can you slow down? There's
a kid on a pogo stick passing us.
Everybody's a comedian.
I can't do my usual 90 miles an hour
trailing this thing behind me, now can I?
Stop torturing your father, Suzanne.
Your mother needs no help
in that department.
Drugs were found at
the Tate murder scene...
... and detectives grilled prime suspect
William Garretson today for several hours.
First, Chip with traffic and weather.
The world could come to an end,
but they gotta do traffic and weather first.
Those poor people. Can you imagine?
I heard they were all devil worshipers
or something.
I hate to say it, but you almost hope
it is something like that...
...something that could explain it.
Please, Ro, I'm sick of hearing
about it.
Come on, Leno. That's a terrible thing
that happened to those people.
I know, but there must be something else
that happened in the world today.
I mean, did the war stop?
Did Nixon take the day off?
I mean, something, what?
They said Roman Polanski's whole family
was killed by the Nazis in Poland.
All their fame, all their money.
Look what happens.
- Bye, honey.
- Bye, sweetheart. We love you.
- Love you.
- I love you too.
- don't forget to lock your door.
- I won't.
Good night!
Last night, it wasn't cool last night.
It was messy.
Way too messy all the way around.
So I'm gonna have to show you
how it's done.
Gonna split up in two groups tonight.
Gonna have to jump-start Helter Skelter.
This looks like as good a house as any.
You scared?
Are you?
Whatever will be, will be.
There, now.
Now, as long as you cooperate,
as long as you play along...
...nobody gets hurt. You see?
You understand?
What do you want?
Okay, Tex, Katie, Leslie, you go inside.
There's two people.
I've got them tied up,
and they, re calm. All right?
Last night, you let them know
you were gonna kill them.
That's what caused all the panic, see?
These people, don't need
to let them know nothing, okay?
Just maintain. Play it cool and casual.
Kind of like you live here, all right?
All right, get your clothes.
You go in there, and I want you
to paint a painting for me.
And the painting that I'm looking for
is more gruesome than anybody's ever seen.
That's the title of that painting,
all right? All right.
Hitchhike back to the ranch
when you're done.
Off you go.
...wipe this for prints. Take the change.
You do it now.
Hey, hey.
Did you do what I told you?
- Yes. I hid the wallet behind the toilet.
- Good girl, good girl.
Some Blackie's gonna find that,
take himself out on the town...
...with whitey's credit card line,
then get busted and blamed, see?
You did good. Let's go.
- Thanks, Dad.
- Yeah, Dad.
One more word, little Johnny,
and I, ll pull over.
- No, Dad, no! No, Dad!
- You hear?
I'm serious. One more sound in this car,
there's gonna be hell to pay.
There's gonna be hell!
You ever had...? Hey!
- Ever have an ass-whupping?
- No.
Well, you just circle your calendar.
Today is the day. Today is the day.
Who's got my keys?
Who's got my keys? Oh, I got my keys.
It's funny, that's all.
Well, all right. Here we go.
So how old are you, little sister?
Well, I'm 34.
More than half of that 34,
that's how long I've been in prison.
You know what one half of 34 years
in prison gave me?
Prison gave me fear.
Prison gave me the gift of fear.
You see, I found out that fear...
...keeps you alive, protects you...
...teaches you things. All right?
If, if you can learn to face your fear...
...and learn to live with it.
Now, you think you can get up
on this world and do that?
I don't know.
That's it. That's it. Come on.
I want you to face your fear...
...and kill me.
Face your fear.
Kill me now. It means nothing.
I'm not you, Charlie.
Well, maybe I should kill you, then.
You see, death is just an illusion. Death.
Listen, love fear, okay?
Love fear. You feel that? Love fear.
Receive it, give it.
It's your only weapon in this world.
It's your only defense in this life.
What about love?
Is there love outside? There's no love.
Didn't the world prove that to you already?
I'm pregnant, Charlie.
I'm not exactly sure who the father is.
That's beautiful!
That's beautiful! That's another life.
Another life with no program, no ego.
Listen, all your love needs...
All your love needs
is you got to trust.
Trust yourself. Trust my love.
Come to now.
Come to now, where no sense
suddenly makes sense.
You see, no sense makes sense.
No sense makes sense.
No sense makes sense.
The son and daughter found the body
of the stepfather about an hour ago.
The mother's in the bedroom.
That what I think it is?
There's water in the bathroom.
Towels are wet.
I think the killer took a shower.
Then had a snack.
In the wake of last night's Benedict Canyon
killings, there are two more to report.
Los Feliz residents Leno LaBianca, 44,
and his wife, Rosemary, 38...
... were found stabbed and mutilated.
Police at this hour have not confirmed
whether the murders are connected.
The only suspect in the Tate case...
... Garretson was released
after passing a polygraph.
A second set of brutal ritual killings
in as many days...
... has the Los Angeles area
caught in a vice grip of fear.
We don't see a connection between
the murders. They, re too widely removed.
For now, we are treating these
as unrelated murders.
- Mr. Polanski!
- Mr. Polanski!
Mr. Polanski!
- Where are you going?
- Away. I'm taking Tanya.
They won't let you go.
- Not now.
- I have to.
I thought he was Jesus.
So did I.
But guess what.
He's not.
don't have your baby here
with these people. Get out.
He, ll hurt my parents.
He knows where they live.
I have to tell him, you know?
I know.
But can't you wait until we, re gone?
A few hours?
What's up?
Nothing. I...
I just wanted to spend a little time
alone with Tanya.
You strung out, or what?
Yeah, I guess so.
You shouldn't be alone with her, then.
Charlie doesn't like that anyway.
I know.
Looks like she's having fun.
Leave her be.
I wanted to go inside.
Just for a look.
May I?
Hollywood people,
they bring all this on themselves.
It's all sex and drugs with them.
What do they expect?
Personally, I think it's these
weird movies Polanski makes.
You see the one where Mia Farrow
gets knocked up by the devil?
In the meantime,
Roman Polanski is so grief-stricken...
...that he cannot speak,
and is near collapse.
Get this: Polanski was night-clubbing
days later with airline stewardesses.
This is the kind of movie trash
we, re dealing with.
It was Polish secret police.
They were after Roman
because he defected from Poland.
Sources say there had been
a wild party here...
... at Tate's house attended by some of the
biggest freaks and weirdoes in Hollywood.
I have to speak out...
...against this multitude of slanders
that you reporters write.
For a selfish reason, you write...
...unbearable for me...
...terrible things about my wife.
All of you know how beautiful she was.
But only a few of you know
how good she was.
...did not use dope.
While she was pregnant...
...she wouldn't even have
a glass of wine.
There was no marriage trouble.
There were no orgies.
The last few years I spent with her...
...were the only time of true happiness
in my life.
- Sir!
- Sir!
When the revolution starts, we'll go
over the Santa Susanna Mountains...
...like a flock of birds
and cut across the Mojave.
When blackie is slaughtering whitey...
...we'll go clear to Death Valley without
having to cross any highways see?
What about the pit?
We'll have to search for the entrance.
I'll be able to start seeing things...
...start tuning things in,
once we get out there.
It's in Devil's Canyon, I know that...
...but it might be underwater.
Wait, wait, wait. Water in the desert?
I'll take that by you again.
Devil's Hole in Devil's Canyon:
That's where I think
the entrance is, Joey.
Bottomless pit through Devil's Hole.
I'm with you, Chuck.
Do I look like a,, Chuck,, to you?
A Chuck?
,, Hiya, Chuck!
Is that what I look like to you?
No, you don't.
Died on the cross for you...
...of all things.
Didn't do you much good, did it?
By the end of the week, we should have
everything moved to Devil's Canyon.
- We'll make a trail right to Devil's Hole.
- Charlie, Linda's gone.
So is her stuff.
- Where's the kid?
- Here.
That's okay, then.
Kid's here, so she'll come here.
And when she's here,
we'll make her come to now.
Oh, man.
All right, move it, ladies. Let's go!
Move it!
Okay. You are all under arrest.
Here's our warrant!
It is for possession of stolen vehicles,
dune buggies and firearms.
You have the right to remain silent.
Anything you say can and will be used
against you in a court of law.
The evidence for violations
of section 487.3...
...of the California penal code,
is deemed insufficient.
In addition...
...the search warrant
for the Spahn Ranch...
...was executed two days
prior to the raid...
...and is therefore not legally in force.
They got all the guns.
- Took all the cars, all the buggies.
- Our credit cards and IDs. Cleaned us out.
don't matter. We'll steal more.
Bruce, how we doing in Barker?
I got almost everything.
Half a dozen dune buggies and the big bus.
Then we, re late for the desert.
Let's be ready.
- Hello?
- Gypsy, it's Linda.
- Where are you?
- I found my ex-husband.
- We're in New Mexico.
- I can't believe you left Tanya.
I had to. I couldn't stay there
another minute. I mean...
Charlie wouldn't hurt a child, right?
Look, man, we got raided.
All the kids were taken in
by social services.
You see how spiritualism
scares these people?
So they send their machines
to dig holes to confuse us...
...to make it harder for us to find the pit.
Well, we'll burn them down
wherever we find them.
- Get up!
- Let's go!
- Move!
- Get down! Everybody down!
- Out, out, out!
- Come on, let's go. Move it!
What are you doing?
I got nothing on me.
- Let's go! Come on! Everybody outside!
- Get out! Move it!
Let's go! Let's go! Everybody outside!
Everybody out!
Please, get us out of here.
These people are crazy.
They, re gonna kill us.
Get the hell out of there!
Let's go! Get out!
Oh, man.
Hey, remind me never
to try that again, man.
Who the hell are you?
Charlie Manson.
Good. you're under arrest for arson.
You did the right thing, Kitty.
Look, I don't understand
what's happening.
I just wanted to get away from Charlie.
I didn't do anything wrong.
We're investigating the murder
of Gary Hinman.
Officer Pursell here told us
you're Bobby Beau Soleil's girlfriend.
We're holding BeauSoleil for the murder
of Hinman. You know that, right?
- Kitty, were you there that day?
- No.
We think you were. We think you helped
your boyfriend off Hinman.
We know there were other people involved.
You help us, you help yourself.
- Look, all I know is what I heard.
- Spit it out, Kitty.
I heard that...
...Charlie sent Bobby and Sadie
to go see Hinman...
...to get some money from him.
There was, like, a fight, and he got killed.
And who's Sadie?
Sadie Mae Glutz.
She's one of Charlie's girls.
And then, later on,
Sadie told me something about...
...how she and some other girls got in
a fight with a guy who pulled her hair...
...and she stabbed him, like,
three or four times in the leg.
- So Hinman wouldn't give up the money?
- No.
He was going through changes
about losing his ear...
...and then Bobby stabbed him.
He didn't wanna die, though.
That's for sure.
We were on our way out...
...and we heard him gurgling and moaning,
so Bobby went back in...
...and stabbed him again until he died.
You wrote something on the wall?
Yeah, and Bobby put a paw print there, too,
so it'd look like the Black Panthers did it.
Your real name is Susan Atkins, right?
Used to be. Charlie gave me
the name Sadie, so that's who I am.
...Sadie, Susan, whatever.
Tell you what. We're gonna book you
on suspicion of the murder of Gary Hinman.
Far out.
- Writing look familiar?
- Yeah.
You went to the Tate detectives?
The day after.
They said they had this figured
for drugs, that was that.
Hey, no offense, but you guys
waited two months...
...to see if we had any similar murders.
What, L.A.P.D. don't need sheriffs?
- Quit it. There's enough politics on this thing.
- So we got...
...Kitty what, s-her-face implicating Manson
in the Hinman murder.
Sadie, implicating herself.
Three separate murder scenes.
- Knives at all three.
- Savage stabbing, crazy stabbing.
- Writing at all three.
- In the victims, blood, similar messages.
One more thing.
Sadie told Kitty that she got into a fight
with a man who pulled her hair.
She stabbed him
three or four times in the leg.
- So?
- So Gary Hinman was not stabbed in the legs.
But Voytek Frykowski was.
We're investigating the LaBianca murders
in L.A., which you've heard about.
Anything you can tell us on that?
- No.
- How about the Tate homicides?
Know anything about those?
Well, no.
Do you?
Well, it's a steep learning curve,
I'll tell you that.
Murders, my goodness. No, I don't know
nothing about no murders.
I'm being held for, let's see,
Arson and auto theft...
The people who were arrested
with you, Mr. Manson...
- Yeah, how about them? Where are they?
- Most have been released or bailed out.
Think someone will show up
with your bail?
Well, you know...
...you never can tell about that, can you?
Think anybody living with you on the ranch
might know something?
- Really?
- Yeah.
You got a pen and paper?
Got you good.
Now, did you see how serious he took out
that notepad? Did you see that?
That's funny.
Yeah. Well, now, is there anything else
I can do for you gentlemen?
Bus number two, local service to...
Passengers, have your tickets ready.
- Hi, Mom.
- Give me my girl.
Hey, there's my pretty girl.
Oh, look at you.
You've gotten so big.
I missed you, I know.
I didn't know if I'd ever see you again.
I'm sorry.
You look different.
What happened to you?
What happened to you out there?
I'm definitely not worried about the cops.
I mean, they just suck. Stupid, man.
If they, re so stupid, why are we in here?
They got me in the wrong murder.
How's that for stupid?
There's a case, they, re so far off,
they don't know what's happening.
- What case?
- That thing up in Benedict Canyon.
Benedict Canyon.
You don't mean Sharon Tate?
You know who did it?
you're looking at her.
- Yeah, right.
- I did.
There were others,
but I killed the Polish guy.
They said that it was
a drug thing or something.
Paper's worse than the cops.
I heard one that said there were
hoods on their heads. Stupid.
There weren't any hoods.
you're saying that you killed
Sharon Tate...
...and the others?
We all did our fair share.
I did stab Sharon, though.
"Please don't kill me. I wanna live.
I wanna have my baby...
She was the last to die.
She had to watch the others.
I was gonna cut the baby out, but...
It's a long story, but believe me,
there, ll be plenty more.
We've already killed 11 people so far.
We're gonna travel the whole country
and kill families in the small towns.
Then we'll move on,
and we're gonna kill again...
...and it's all being planned.
When I was finished with Sharon,
I had this blood on my hands...
... so I tasted it.
What a trip. I mean,
to taste death, yet give life.
Have you ever tasted blood?
you're hard to find, Joey.
You guys ought to publish
your own phone book.
- List of street corners you sleep in.
- Why am I here?
A girl who was
in the Manson family...
...said you were close to Charlie,
knew what was going on.
- So?
- Let me tell you, Joey.
We like Manson and his group
for the Tate-LaBianca murders.
You got something to help us
with that, we'll help you back.
Well, I'll tell you, the thing is...
...I got a federal beef
for smuggling weed into Mexico.
...also got a firearms beef, fed too...
Look, you level with us, we go out
for you 100 percent. Poof, all gone.
Okay. Let me ask you this: You ever
get a dead body with his ear cut off?
What about him?
Charlie bragged to me about
how he put the chop on some guy.
He used a sword to cut his ear off.
- Give me some more.
- Okay.
Anybody ever got
their fridge wrote on?
Charlie said something about
someone writing...
- ... on a refrigerator. In blood, he said.
- What was it?
Something about pigs.
Something like that.
You remember anything
about the night of August 8?
It's hard, because they didn't have
any calendars. No clocks, either.
This one night
everybody went out.
You gotta give me a date.
It was about two weeks
before I got arrested at the ranch.
So I seen Charlie
in the morning and I says:
.. Where did everybody go last night?
And he says:
"We knocked off five pigs last night."
I am pleased to be able to announce to you,
that after some 8750 hours of police work...
...the Los Angeles Police Department
has solved the Tate case.
Warrants have been issued
for three individuals:
Charles.. Tex.. Watson, 24...
...who fled the state after the murders
and is now in custody in McKinney, Texas.
Patricia Krenwinkel, 21, also known
as.. Katie... who is currently in custody...
...and Linda Kasabian, age and present
whereabouts unknown.
We anticipate at least two others will be
named in indictments from the grand jury.
These individuals, we believe...
...were also involved in the deaths
of Rosemary and Leno LaBianca.
You can tell me.
Just tell me what happened.
Please. Linda...
Vincent Bugliosi, Deputy DA,
please meet Susan Atkins.
Accused murderess.
- Miss Atkins.
- Sadie.
Of course.
Your lawyer explained that the state
is offering you a reduced sentence...
...based on your truthful testimony?
- He said I didn't have much choice.
He told me you're not too happy
about it either.
- He'd be right about that.
- How come?
Well, Sadie, according to your statement,
you helped kill Gary Hinman...
...and you personally stabbed
Sharon Tate.
you're not my first choice
for a reduced sentence.
- Bosses upstairs, right?
- Something like that.
Well, what do you want me to do?
First, you testify to the grand jury,
then at the trial.
I heard you're the prosecutor with heart.
- Is that true?
- I doubt it.
My lawyer says you're the biggest gun
in the DA's office...
...that's why they assigned you.
You won 20 murder trials in a row.
I came to talk about you, Sadie.
Charlie's looking at us right now...
...and he can hear everything.
- Charlie's in jail up in Inyo.
I liked it better when
we were talking about you.
- Would you kill for Charlie?
- You wanna kill us, don't you?
You wanna give us the death penalty.
you're a Republican, like Nixon,
who wants to see us all die.
Do you believe Manson
is Jesus Christ?
He's my personal savior.
Besides, he has to be
who he says he is.
Because, if he isn't, then who
are we then? Nothing? No.
He's the soul. No doubt about it.
Tell me what happened those nights.
Tell me what went on in those houses.
Miss Atkins...
I have a photograph of the Rambler
driven by Steven Parent that night.
Is this the car you saw?
It looked similar to it, yes.
Is this the person you saw
Tex Watson shoot and kill?
That is the thing I saw in the car.
When you say.. thing...
you are referring to a human being?
Yes, human being.
After you helped Tex move the car,
you approached the house?
Hey, what time is it?
Be quiet. don't move, or you're dead.
Who are you?
What are you doing here?
I'm the devil...
...and I'm here
to do the devil's business.
Check for anybody else.
- There's three more people.
- I don't understand this. What do you want?
Go get them.
don't say a word.
Get up and go into the living room.
Get up and go into the living room.
don't ask questions, just do what I say.
- What are you doing?
- Shut up.
Lay on your stomachs on the floor.
She's pregnant. Let her sit down.
Shut up.
Who's got money?
I do. In my bedroom.
- Do you want the credit cards?
- No.
- What are you gonna do?
- What are you doing?
- What do you want?
- No, no. Please...
We're going for a ride.
What are you doing with us?
you're all gonna die.
Please, God, help!
No! Get off of me!
He crawled outside. He won't die.
Kill her.
Please, don't kill me.
Please, don't kill me.
Look, bitch, I have no mercy for you.
Please, let me live
so I can have my baby.
I give up.
You take me.
I'm already dead.
Write something.
Take the baby.
Cut... Cut the baby out.
Sa... Save the baby.
I can't.
For the record, Steven Parent
was shot four times.
Jay Sebring was shot once
and stabbed seven times.
Voytek Frykowski was shot twice...
...struck over the head
with a blunt object 13 times...
...and stabbed 51 times.
Abigail Folger was stabbed 28 times.
Sharon Tate was stabbed 16 times.
You all right?
I'll be out there
before the baby's born.
As soon as I can get
the money together.
you'll be okay with Tanya?
I know what it's like
to have a little baby girl.
What are they gonna do to me, Mom?
Come on, let's go.
don't come in with me.
So how many lifetimes do you think
you can hold me for arson and auto theft?
Miss Atkins?
you're at the LaBianca house.
Manson said he had
the people tied up and...?
Right. And then Charlie told
Tex, Katie and Leslie to go inside.
Tex Watson, Patricia Krenwinkel
and Leslie Van Houten?
- Did you go inside?
- No.
Do you know what happened
at 3301 Waverly Drive?
- Yes.
- How?
Katie told me that night
when she got back to the ranch.
It, ll be all right, sweetheart, just...
- No, no, no.
- What are you...?
- Hey! No! Leave, leave...
- No! Please, no!
- Leno!
- Leave her!
- They said they wouldn't...
- What are you doing?
No! Hey, what are you doing?
Please... Leno! Leno!
Stop it!
Let me go!
Let me go! Let me go!
What are you doing to my husband?!
Come on.
Charlie says we all have to do it.
Hello. That one's for you.
That one's for you. He's a cutie, huh?
Miss Atkins, did Charlie ever use
the words.. Helter Skelter..?
What did Helter Skelter mean
to you and the family?
Helter Skelter will be the last war
on the face of the earth.
It, ll be all the wars ever fought,
built one on top of the other.
Something no man can conceive of
in his imagination.
For the record, Mr. Foreman...
...Leno LaBianca had 12 stab wounds...
...plus 14 puncture wounds,
made by a double-tined fork.
Rosemary LaBianca had
41 separate stab wounds.
That's all for this witness.
The L.A. County Grand Jury
returned the following indictments:
Charles Manson,
Charles.. Tex.. Watson...
...Patricia.. Katie.. Krenwinkel,
Susan.. Sadie.. Atkins, and Linda Kasabian...
...for seven counts of murder and one count
of conspiracy to commit murder, each.
Leslie Van Houten,
two counts of murder...
...and one count of conspiracy
to commit murder.
We look forward to going to trial
on this case. Thank you.
What are you doing here, Dad?
Are you eating?
Are they...?
They keep you safe in here?
Is it true?
Did you do these things?
Why does it matter?
What happened to you?
Was it something I did?
Was it something I didn't do?
Didn't you know that I love you, Pat?
Didn't I show it?
What did I do wrong?
Your Honor, the defense...
The defense requests a postponement
until December 22 to enter a plea.
- Do the people object?
- No, Your Honor.
The people rejoice.
We need all the time we can get.
Okay, motion granted.
Let's have all parties back here
December 22, 9 a.m. Sharp.
- That never happened before.
- What?
My watch stopped, dead.
Now, Mr. Manson, I understand you have
a personal request of the court?
Judge, I would like to have
my public defender dismissed.
I don't know what crowd he's playing for,
but I'm playing for my life.
He might be playing for money.
I'm playing for keeps...
...and that's something you can't buy,
so I'm gonna have to defend myself.
...but I don't know if you're competent
to proceed in pro per.
Your Honor, how can your court expect me
to give up my voice in this matter?
If I can't speak in my own defense,
it ties my hands way behind my back.
It ties my hands back to China.
You'd be making a huge mistake,
Mr. Manson.
What do you say, heretofore,
we let the record reflect and remind us...
...that it is my right.
Mr. Manson, I'm imploring you
not to take this step.
And I am imploring you...
...that I would like to represent myself.
It's the only way.
It is, in the opinion of this court...
...a sad and tragic mistake you're making
by taking this action...
...but I can't talk you out of it.
Mr. Manson, you're your own attorney.
This case is adjourned until December 22.
All right, will counsel for Driscoll v.
California please approach the bench?
Your hands are shaking, Charlie.
What's the matter?
You scared of me?
No. Not really.
I kind of think you're a pretty fair man.
I'm gonna give you a fair trial, Charlie...
...but I am going to convict you.
I'm really looking forward
to talking to you on the witness stand.
I suppose you're gonna
tell me how come.
- There's a lot of things I'm curious about.
- Like what?
Well, for one thing...
...I'd like to know where you get
the crazy idea...
...that other people don't want to live.
I fell in love with Charlie Manson
the first time I saw his cherub face on TV.
His words encourage and inspire us.
We think Charles Manson
is the death of the hippie.
I mean, this guy doesn't stand
for anything that we believe in.
We're totally lumped in with him
and his psycho family.
Whoa, whoa!
Man, I ain't no hippie, man.
I hate the hippie. How can I be a hippie
if I hate the hippie, man?
See that? don't try to push
that off on me, man.
I never wanted to be a hippie
because I never wanted to be weak.
Weak, that's right, weak.
Like... flower power,...
..... smile on your brother...
and.. live and let live.. and all that crap.
It's a thousand illusions, man, it's
an excuse for not facing the truth of life.
I know the truth of life,
and, brother, I am not afraid to face it.
I am not afraid to inflict it.
The sheriff's office
says half a dozen kids a day...
...show up at Spahn to join the family.
- Great.
Girl Scouts and 4-H
must be taking a hit.
Manson is more powerful
behind bars than he was out.
Listen to this.
.. Tex Watson: Sports editor
for his high school yearbook.
Patricia Krenwinkel: Campfire girl,
member of the Audubon Society.
Leslie Van Houten: Treasurer
of her high school...
...homecoming princess,
sang in the church choir...
How do these kids end up stabbing people
with knives and forks 169 times?
Drugs? Who knows?
.. Why.. isn't our problem.
We don't have to prove motive.
But without the why,
we don't have a case against Manson.
Now, if Manson had actually participated
in these murders...
...if he was there,
the motive would be irrelevant.
It could be Dodger tickets, wouldn't matter.
He was there and did it.
But he wasn't there,
didn't personally kill anyone...
...but ordered them to be killed.
Now, if we can't prove why...
...he would order anyone else
to commit these murders...
...that's a reasonable-doubt case.
- So why did he order them?
Everyone says Manson talked
about a war called Helter Skelter.
He mentioned it to the murderers
before Tate.
It was on the refrigerator at LaBianca.
- Misspelled.
- Probably just stupidity.
We're not talking
about Rhodes Scholars.
But if we can tie this
Helter Skelter idea to the murders...
...and then tie Manson to the words
.. Helter Skelter.. written at the scene...
...that's the same
as finding his fingerprints.
- It sounds like a stretch to me.
- Aaron...
...if we only nail Tex and the girls
and not Manson...
...it won't be a successful prosecution.
This is gonna ruin my reputation...
...being seen with a guy in a suit.
- My leathers are all being cleaned.
- Right.
Joey, what can you tell me
about Helter Skelter?
Charlie got all his
beliefs from two places...
...the Bible and the Beatles.
- The White Album.
He believed the Beatles
talked directly to him.
The Beatles are talking to you?
.. You say you got a real solution.
Well, you know, we'd all love
to see the plan...
There it is right there.
Who you think they, re talking to?
.. Revolution Number 9...
Take that by you again.
.. Revolution Number 9...
They're telling me to look, where?
Where? In your bottle?
In the Bible, man. In the Bible.
Check it out, check it out.
Revelation 9.
See the part about the four angels.
Four angels.
Their faces were as the faces of men.
They had hair as the hair of women.
Who do you think they're talking about?
Your mother in Russia?
Talking about the Beatles, man.
Out of the mouths of the four angels
issued fire and brimstone.
Breastplates of iron. Hey, see that?
Breastplates of iron.
Well, now what...? Oh, electric guitars.
Read verse 15.
.. The four angels were loosed...
...which were prepared for an hour,
and a day, and a month, and a year...
...for to slay the third part of men...
- Helter Skelter.
One third of mankind will die. Whitey.
All the whitey is that one third.
And everybody believed it?
The whole family?
Hook, line and sinker.
They used to spend days in the desert...
...looking for the hole
that led to the bottomless pit...
...to hide when Helter Skelter started.
Did Manson ever say anything to you
that made you feel Helter Skelter...
...was tied in to the Tate-LaBianca killings?
Not at the time,
but looking back on it, you know...
I don't know, Joey.
There was this feeling on the ranch like...
...people getting impatient,
Charlie, especially.
When was this Helter Skelter
gonna start, right?
And then one day, right before the cops
raided Spahn and arrested everybody...
- But after the murders?
- Right.
I went up to Charlie and I says,
.. What's with Helter Skelter, man?
You know, like,
kidding around with him.
I showed blackie how to do it.
So Helter Skelter is a race war.
The blacks will destroy the whites.
Except for Charlie and the family,
because they, ll be hiding in the desert.
So he orders the Tate-LaBianca killings
thinking blacks will be blamed...
...and that will start the war.
That's Helter Skelter, man.
I still don't get one thing.
What does Manson get out of it?
Is he just a swell guy who wants
to help the black man?
Hell, no. Charlie hates blacks.
He hates Jews. He even hates women.
He once told me that women
were slaves with no souls.
No, whatever it is,
it ain't for the benefit of mankind.
- It's for the benefit of Charlie.
- How? How does it benefit him?
- I don't know.
- Who would?
Paul Watkins. He left the ranch
right before the murders started...
...but he spent a lot of time
with Charlie in the desert.
You think you knew Manson
better than the others?
I lived with him for one year straight.
I know Charlie.
I became Charlie.
Everything that I once was,
was Charlie.
There was nothing left of me anymore.
And all the people in the family?
There's nothing left of them anymore.
They're all Charlie too.
You seem like a solid guy,
Paul, a smart guy.
Why did you stay so long?
I thought Charlie was Christ.
What did he tell you
about Helter Skelter?
Helter Skelter... Stay with me, now.
Helter Skelter begins with black men
going in white people's homes.
Ripping them off, killing them off.
Blackie will wipe out whitey...
...cut up piggy bodies,
take that piggy blood...
...put it all over all the piggy walls.
Now, I got an idea this might make
the white man a little unhappy.
There will be revolution, revelation.
Blackie will rise.
Oh, and bye-bye, whitey.
Then blackie will be on top.
In the meantime, we,
you and me, we will be hiding...
...all the wiser, in the desert,
the bottomless pit.
Oh, but what did I tell you...
...about blackie having himself
a little problem?
See, Blackie's gonna find out:
.. Oh, no!
He can only do what the white man
taught him how to do.
He can only do what the white man
would let him.
And I'll say...
I'll scratch Blackie's little head like that...
...his fearful, fuzzy head, and I'll say,
.. That's all right, that's all right.
You just go on over there.
Do whatever it is you think is useful...
And then the black man,
even without whitey...
...the black man will be back
where he will always be.
And it will be my world then.
My world.
So Manson was going
to rule the planet?
The thing about Charlie is,
he was always preaching love.
Charlie had no idea what love was.
Charlie was so far from love,
it wasn't even funny.
Death is Charlie's trip.
It really is.
More fan mail, Charlie.
It's love mail, man.
These are people who know
what's right.
Let me know if you get
any naked pictures.
Rack 11.
You got a visitor.
You know, the pigs here
aren't real bad, man.
They're just real dumb.
I just play a little dumber,
and they start thinking they're smart.
The dumber they think you are,
the better they feel...
...and the more they let you slide.
So you gonna beat this thing, Charlie?
Well, what do you think they got, man?
I wasn't there, so they
can't tie me to anything...
...so they got nothing, right?
And no matter what,
them girls will take the rap.
You don't worry about it.
You just make sure
that everybody at the ranch...
Or you know what to do about it.
What about Sadie?
Oh, you mean, that stupid bitch?
Yeah, I'm gonna have to shut her up.
Your Honor, the sheriff and the DA,
sitting somewhere over there...
...they are denying me my rights.
Would you believe that?
Mr. Bugliosi and Mr. Stovitz
have been very fair with you, Mr. Manson.
Well, but see, now,
I was gonna ask...
...if he wouldn't mind
just calling the whole thing off.
I think it might save us
a whole lot of trouble.
And disappoint all these people?
Never, Mr. Manson.
Good one, Your Honor. That's good.
But for example, okay,
if I'm to properly mount...
...a proper type of defense,
it behooves me...
...to be able to interview Linda Kasabian
and Sadie Mae Glutz.
But their lawyers, they're denying me too.
Would you believe that?
They have that right.
Yeah, well, see,
but I got this message now.
See, Sadie says that the DA
over there...
...made her say everything she said,
so therefore...
...she would like very much to...
What is the word there?
I give up, what is the word?
Bugliosi, can you help me out?
- Recant?
- That's it.
She would like to recant
the whole crazy confession.
She's not gonna testify.
Okay, now, one more motion...
Where's my motion?
Here's... Here's my motion.
Okay, Charles Manson...
...a.k.a. Jesus Christ, prisoner
and the family of the infinite soul...
...are filing this motion on behalf
of Manson Christ...
...charging that the sheriff
is depriving me...
...of my every last spiritual, mental,
physical and molecular liberty...
...in an inconstitutional manner,
not in harmony with man's or God's law...
...asking that I be released as of now.
Right on, Charlie!
Heretofore, forthwith, and all that,
right about now!
Mr. Manson, you're wasting
the court's time.
Is that a no, Your Honor?
I'm appalled at your outlandish requests
and nonsensical motions.
It is abundantly clear to me...
...that you're incapable
of acting as your own lawyer.
Well, Your Honor, if there was
any Christian justice...
...someone would cut your head off!
Yeah, you. You can kill me now!
Come on! Kill me right now!
Yeah, oh, yeah, you can kill me!
Oh, yes, you can!
But, oh, no, no, you can't
give me no attorney.
Yeah, yeah. You think I'm on trial.
Well, this court is on trial.
This court is out of order,
out of God.
Mr. Manson, your status as acting
as your own attorney is now vacated.
Mr. Manson.
Are you God? Are you God?
This is your world, man!
This is your life, man!
- Quiet!
- You are a joke!
Take me! Nail me on the cross!
Calm down.
You are a joke.
You are a mockery of justice.
- You are a joke.
- Quiet!
- You are a joke.
- Kill me a thousand times!
He tries to pass himself off
as an innocent buffoon in court...
...but he's controlling the defense.
And now he got to Sadie.
- What's happening with Tex Watson?
- In jail in Texas fighting extradition.
We're looking at a separate trial.
you're trying to cheer me up.
I can't believe this.
We've got Manson tied to Helter Skelter.
We've got motive.
But with no witness,
we're dead in the water.
When can I talk to somebody?
Not just yet.
I have to get rid of this.
I can't keep this inside.
We have to wait.
Let them offer you a deal.
I just want to tell it.
You will go to prison, Linda.
This prosecutor is very, very good...
...and he's seeking the death penalty.
I don't care about that.
You saw and heard things
that will help put those people away...
...but you didn't hurt anyone.
They will give you immunity
if we ask for it.
They need you now. Believe me.
Let me call Bugliosi
and talk to him about immunity.
What's the matter, Linda?
Why couldn't they
have been here that night?
You ready to walk us through
what happened?
- Good girl.
- you're doing a great job.
You can see the head.
That's it, here we go, here we go!
- That's it. Push one more, and that's it!
- Come on.
- Here we go.
- It's a boy.
- Good job.
- A little baby boy.
- Nice. Nice work.
- Congratulations.
Not yet, please?
It's okay. He'll never know.
He'll never know.
He's beautiful. He's pure.
This will never, ever touch him.
He'll be waiting for you.
You wanted to say something to me?
I'm a busy man these days,
with the trial starting tomorrow.
I wanted to let you know
I don't really care about any of this.
I have Xed myself from your world.
Because, see, in your world...
...you think I'm bad or whatever it is
you need me to be for you...
...but in my world, I didn't kill nobody.
I know. You programmed
your followers to do it for you.
Come on, Bugliosi. Come on!
I had no influence over them kids.
Their parents had them way before I did.
Your schools had them by the throat.
Your TVs and your movies...
Oh, but look at you over there...
...trying so hard to believe that
I had all the influence over them kids.
I showed them the way
back to themselves.
That's all.
You controlled those kids,
and you know it.
The way back to themselves.
And, yeah, for this...
I know they'd die for me for this...
...but I didn't ask nobody
to kill for me.
You see, your kids,
they came to me...
...with all your disease
already up inside their head.
How do you feel about that, huh?
That's right. Your kids.
The ones you threw away.
Well, these outcasts,
they come to me, and I do what?
I free them. How terrible!
I freed them from society, their parents.
I freed them from themselves.
You dispose of them.
I pick them up by the roadside
and I say to them:
.. You listen, now: Whatever you do
for your brothers and sisters is good...
...as long as you do it with a good thought.
Do as your love tells you to do...
Oh, but I see now, you can't see that
as being love, can you?
No, you gotta call that dirty.
You've gotta say,
.. That's dirty. My child.
My child is a criminal.
My child is a crook.
My child, my child.
Oh, but it's not my child...
That's why they come to me,
that's why they stay...
...and that's why they would die for me.
Well, I think they're all going to
get their wish, Charlie.
And you're gonna lead the way.
Well, there are plenty more coming,
Bugliosi, you see.
And it don't really matter when you kill me,
because I'll always be around, you see.
Ready to pull them back in.
That's right. Take me
to the gas chamber now.
Say... Get in there and sit down.
Give us your life again...
There will still be someone,
just like me, who will reach out...
...and pull your children from the
garbage heap that you made for them.
You remember that!
The world better remember that...
...when they're feeding,
drunk on their blood, man!
The world better remember that when
their children come after them with knives!
You remember!
you'll stay isolated from
the general population from now on.
you'll be safe.
Are you going to be okay
facing Manson in court?
Are you still in love with him?
Some of the things he said were true.
But he's really good at taking the truth
and making a lie out of it.
I guess I'll go.
You need anything else?
What did you name your son?
Do you have a family?
You have a nice life?
Yeah, I do.
You will too, Linda.
When this is all done,
you can start over.
you'll be free.