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Perfect Murder, Perfect Town (2000)
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town is a 2000 American television miniseries directed by Lawrence Schiller. The teleplay by Tom Topor is based on Schiller's book of the same title. It covers in great detail the botched investigation into the death of six-year old JonBenét Ramsey, whose body was found in the basement of her Boulder, Colorado home on December 26, 1996. The police and district attorney openly feud about the way in which the case should be handled, and their focus on the girl's parents draws intense worldwide media attention that ultimately makes them look guilty in the public's eye, although a grand jury finds no grounds for prosecuting them. The miniseries originally was broadcast by CBS. It frequently airs on the Lifetime Movie Network. In his review in Variety, Michael Speier said, "While Perfect Murder, Perfect Town isn't the most intellectual project on CBS' docket, it's certainly not the car wreck a lot of people are expecting. Patient and extremely detailed, this look at the Boulder, Colo., tabloid magnet gets high marks for steering clear of sweeps sensationalism ... There are some weak links, especially when it comes to Patsy's behavior.