Picks and Pans Review: Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? the Bambi Bembenek Story
Here's a cheap quickie about a woman who launched a thousand headlines. Lawrencia "Bambi" Bembenek is the former pinup girl and, briefly, Milwaukee policewoman who was convicted in 1982 of murdering her husband's ex-wife. After serving eight years, she escaped prison and fled to Canada. (Bembenek was apprehended in Thunder Bay in 1990 and recently extradited back to Wisconsin.)
Unimaginative and totally formulaic, the movie features Linda (The Exorcist) Blair as Bembenek's police academy classmate. For Blair, this dreamy project constitutes a step up in class. But for Lindsay (Mancuso FBI) Frost as Bambi and Timothy (thirty-something) Busfield as her husband, this is definitely slumming.