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'River's Edge' true story of Marcy Renee Conrad and Anthony Broussard

"River's Edge" is a true-movie based on the Marcy Renee Conrad-Anthony Broussard murder case. "River's Edge" was released in theaters on September 10, 1986, according to the New York Times.

The Island Pictures crime drama is written by Neal Jimenez and directed by Tim Hunter. The cast stars: Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye and Crispin Glover.

"River's Edge" synopsis/plot

When a nude teenage girl is found dead near a river's edge, a popular boy confesses to his friends that he killed her. As rumors spread through the small town, many students go to the murder location to see the body for themselves but are shocked when they find out their friend is really a killer. Local authorities do everything possible to unravel the mystery that its town teenagers are keeping secret.

The true story is based on the murder of Marcy Conrad, also known as Marcy Renee Conrad of Milpitas, Calif. According to court records the teen was murdered by Anthony Broussard. Broussard was eventually arrested and convicted for her murder, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The movie, which was considered to be the "Rebels Without A Cause" of the 1980's, contains themes of murder in a small town and teenage secret life.