So how then, do I find out about the Amanda Knoxes and Craigslist Killers of the world? There's always 20/20 on We, of course, but they rerun the same episodes over and over, and sometimes pictures of the sign in front a murderer's middle-class subdivision, followed by a blurry shot of a guy holding a cell phone up to his ear, aren't entertaining enough to hold my attention.
|The crotchety cop from Police Academy|
and Mannequin (right) plays the detective!!
So I was mesmerized when "Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story" came on Pick-a-Flick last Friday. Of course, it should have been called "Perfect Husband: The Scott Peterson Story," because Laci is not the husband (perfect or otherwise), nor was she in the movie. Actually, it should have been called "Dean Cain's Scott Peterson, the Perfect Husband, But Not Really Because He Killed His Wife...Probably."
|Doesn't she totally look like the lady|
from Law & Order: SVU?
The sad thing about this movie being from 2004, though, is that it ends with Dean Cain, goatee grown and hair recently dyed, soullessly staring out of some prison bars. The least you'd suspect is a black screen stating that Scott got convicted of the murders, but I really wish that LMN would spend the money to update this classic (just make one less rip-off of a popular chiller movie next year!). According to a People magazine interview, Scott's pretty popular around death row. Why not end the movie with him telling one of his fanciful stories about the time he took in some fireworks at the Eiffel Tower with his friend Francois? Just make it a Christmas movie and Dean Cain will totally agree to star in it.