Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart

Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart

Directed by Jeremiah Zagar

A small-town murder in New England became one of the highest-profile cases of the twentieth century. As the first fully televised court case, the Pamela Smart trial rattled the consciousness of America. From gavel to gavel, a nation tuned in, and reality TV was born. Pulsating with sex, drugs, betrayal, and murder, the trial inspired 20 years of television shows, books, plays, and movies, including To Die For, starring Nicole Kidman.

A small-town murder in New England became one of the highest-profile cases of the twentieth century. As the first fully televised court case, the Pamela Smart trial rattled the consciousness of America.

Cast: Pamala Smart

Member Reviews

Phenomenal editing of an excellent documentary. I can't say she's innocent but, at the least, she deserves another trial. Great work.

ValerieNYC
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3 months ago

This is a fascinating anatomy of a media circus murder trial.

mimigreenberg
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5 months ago

EXCELLENT documentary‼️ this is a tragic case & I feel for her

grantsisneros
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8 months ago

This doc did not captivate me. The story is juicy in real life, but the narrative as presented here is dry. Could've been better edited.

brigettesupernova
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9 months ago

This doc reminded me of "The Trials of Darryl Hunt" (2006). Both are excellent.

NancyRamsey
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9 months ago