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The Heart of the Lie

Was ‘Bambi’ Bembenek a calculating, cold-blooded killer? Or was she simply the victim of envy and prejudice? Her sensational murder trial and subsequent daring prison break turned her into an international cause célèbre.

SHE SPENT MOST OF HER LIFE PROVING SHE COULD BE A COP. NOW SHE’S SPENDING THE REST OF HER LIFE PROVING HER INNOCENCE.

Was Laurencia ‘Bambi’ Bembenek a calculating, cold-blooded killer, who gunned down her husband’s ex-wife in cold blood? Or was she simply an attractive, clever blonde who became the hapless victim of envy and prejudice?

THE HEART OF THE LIE tells the dramatic true story of Bambi Bembenek, whose sensational murder trial for the killing of her husband’s ex-wife Christine and subsequent daring prison break turned her into an international cause célèbre. It stars LINDSAY FROST (Mancuso, FBI), TIMOTHY BUSFIELD (thirtysomething) and JOHN KARLEN (Cagney & Lacey).

Bambi’s (Frost) drama is related in flashback through the eyes of John Garner (Karlen), a Washington Herald reporter whose even-handed investigation tries to throw light onto the most intriguing question of Bambi’s controversial case: was she an innocent victim manipulated by the system – or a master manipulator herself?

An athletic, blonde pin-up, Bambi was the last person to let her looks count against her. Intelligent and ambitious, she was determined to become a cop, but soon discovered she had entered a male-dominated, sexist arena.

Falling foul of the system, it brutally ejected her as she was thrown out of the force on what she saw as trumped-up charges. She even launched a discrimination suit. But this was nothing compared to what was to follow.

Bambi’s subsequent marriage to seedy fellow cop Fred Schultz (Busfield) sparked off a train of events that led to a brutal killing, leaving one woman dead, young children deprived of their mother and Bambi’s life in tatters as she began a life sentence for a crime for which she swears she was framed.

‘Run, Bambi, run!’ became the slogan as she broke out from jail nine years later and fled to Canada in a desperate bid for freedom. But who, exactly, was the guilty party?

THE HEART OF THE LIE also stars LINDA BLAIR (of The Exorcist fame), TOM MASON (Party of Five), TOBIN BELL (24) and ED LAUTER (Seabiscuit). It is written by PAUL BARBER and LARRY BARBER and produced and directed by JERRY LONDON (Emmy Award® nominated for Shogun, Chiefs and Ellis Island

Certificate: 15 Length: 86 mins approx
Cast: Starring Lindsay Frost, Timothy Busfield, John Karlen