The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story
|The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story|
|Directed by||Roger Young|
|Written by||Dave Erickson|
|Distributed by||USA Network|
|Release date(s)||February 13, 2004|
|Running time||84 min.|
The film is told through the perspectives of Scott and Laci Peterson's friends, who trusted and supported Scott until they could not believe him anymore.
Laci Peterson was a pregnant mother-to-be. On Christmas Eve, 2002, she disappeared. Her husband Scott Peterson (Dean Cain), and her family go out to search for Laci, but there are no signs of her anywhere. Months go by, but the media and the public begin to suspect that Scott murdered his wife. The Rocha family support and defend Scott, until Scott's mistress Amber Frey (Tracy Middendorf) comes forward at a press conference and admits to an affair with Scott. The Rochas start to doubt Scott's innocence, especially Laci's mother, Sharon (Dee Wallace), who had always believed Scott to be the perfect husband. Finally, the Rocha family publicly announce that they are against Scott.
In April, 2003, the body of Laci and Scott's unborn son washed up on shore: the remains of a torso later identified as Laci washed up a few miles away from the baby's remains, and the two were officially declared murdered. Scott was arrested.
- Dean Cain as Scott Peterson
- Sarah Brown as Kate Vignatti
- David Denman as Tommy Vignatti
- Dee Wallace as Sharon Rocha
- Tracy Middendorf as Amber Frey
- G. W. Bailey as Detective Gates
- Tom Butler as Detective Frank Ross
- Roark Critchlow as Todd Dewey
- Meredith Roberts as Laci Peterson (uncredited)
- Paul Vincent O'Connors as Dennis Rocha
- Tim Quill as Brent Rocha
- Tina Molina as Amy Rocha
- Jackson Jarvis as Sammy Vignatti
- Cindy Hogan as Kim Peterson
- Joe Howard as Lee Peterson
- Peter Jason as Ron Grantski
- Angela Lambert as Diane Sawyer (scene deleted)
- Heidi Marnhout as Donna Taylor
- Palmer Davis as Angela Panati
The film was released on Region 1 DVD on June 8, 2004 through Sony Pictures and is rated PG-13. Widescreen format, with subtitles in English, Spanish, French and Thai.
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