Rick Dalton theoretically declined Gary Hinman cielo!

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By March 1969, Manson first encountered Tate on Cielo Drive and learned that Melcher had moved. By late spring, he began discussing “Helter Skelter” – a plan to incite a race war in Los Angeles. After a drug deal gone wrong, Manson murdered a black man named Bernard Crowe, and later believed him to be a Black Panther. That same month, Manson Family members killed a UCLA student named Gary Hinman. These events set the tone for “Helter Skelter”, which would theoretically create a racial divide in Los Angeles as the Manson Family remained at Spahn Ranch and prepared for an uprising. Manson wanted to start a revolution.

On August 8, 1969, Manson sent Tex Watson, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Linda Kasabian to Cielo Drive in Hollywood. First, Watson shot and killed 18-year-old Steven Parent, who was leaving the Polanski guest home. As Kasabian served as the look-out, the Manson Family members proceeded to chase down Polanski friend Wojciech Frykowski and kill him. Coffee heiress Abigail Folger was also murdered by Watson. Inside the home, the Manson Family members tied up Tate and celebrity hairstylist Jay Sebring. Both were murdered. The following day, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were also murdered by the Manson Family, with Kasabian serving as the look-out once again. She later testified against Manson Family members.
How Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Changes The Story
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Charles Manson

While many things remain the same, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood changes key details about the Manson murders. In Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Manson makes just one appearance during a visit the Polanski home. Tate watches from the front door, where – in real life – the word “PIG” was written with her blood after the infamous murders. Tarantino initially stays true to the actual events, as Watson, Atkins, Krenwinkel, and Kasabian arrive at Cielo Drive and plan to kill everybody at the Polanski home. For dramatic purposes, though, Tarantino precedes the climatic events with a violent altercation between Cliff and Manson Family members at Spahn Ranch several months earlier.

Then, Tarantino fictionalizes real-life events when Rick, a Tarantino creation, confronts the Manson Family members outside his home. The group soon realizes that the angry man is none other than the former star of Bounty Law, and they decide to kill him instead, the man who inadvertently introduced them to violence as children. Rick’s murder would be symbolic and play into the “Helter Skelter” premise. The car confrontation moment not only replaces Parent’s real-life murder – he was initially confronted by the Manson Family while still in his vehicle – but it also pushes the Manson Family in a new direction, away from Sharon Tate and toward Rick Dalton. And that’s when everything changes.