Lifetime’s Ripped From The Headlines: ‘The Good Father: The Martin MacNeill Story’

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Lifetime’s Ripped From The Headlines movies are real-life stories. That includes The Good Father: The Martin MacNeill Story.

This movie stars Tom Everett Scott (Council Of Dads, Rise And Shine, Benedict Stone), Charisma Carpenter (Angel, The Expendables), Anwen O’Driscoll (Left For Dead: The Ashley Reeves Story, You Can Live Forever), Nicola Correia-Damude (A Royal Queens Christmas, Pillow Talk),  Alicia Johnston (The Ice Road, Champions), Erik Athavale (Crashing Through The Snow, The Porter), and Tom Anniko (Goon, On The 12th Date Of Christmas).

Annie Bradley (Good Witch, Meet Me At Christmas) directed this Lifetime movie. John Fasano (Woke Up Dead, Old MacDonald), and Abdi Nazemian (Ordinary Joe, Almost Family) wrote the script.

Based on a real-life story, this is a chilling thriller with a deep dive into deceit. The Good Father is Ripped From The Headlines.

What Is Lifetime’s The Good Father: The Martin MacNeill Story About?

What is this Ripped From The Headlines movie about? According to the Lifetime synopsis, this is the story of Dr. MacNeill (Scott). The doctor led an incredible life with his former beauty queen wife, Michele (Carpenter),  and their eight children.

Dr. MacNeill was a pillar of the community. Moreover, he was respected and loved by all. This was especially of daughter Alexis (O’Driscoll). Alexis adored him. In addition, she even wanted to follow in his footsteps to become a doctor.

However, everything soon changes after Dr. MacNeill convinces Michele to have plastic surgery. This led to her ultimately drowning. That was because she was on prescription medication.

Then, just a few short weeks after his wife’s suspicious death, he brings home a new live-in “nanny.” He says that she is there for his eight children. But, it turns out that she is his mistress.

Alexis is shocked by her father’s actions. Suddenly, she begins to question everything she has known about him. Soon, she discovers the depth of his lies. Those lies are serious. They include bogus medical credentials and falsified military records.

Most shocking of all, Alexis discovers that the man she looked up to was capable of murder.

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When Can You Watch The Good Father: The Martin MacNeill Story

The premiere of The Good Father: The Martin MacNeill Story is on Friday, February 18, at 8 p.m., Eastern, on LMN.

Nancy Grace Got Close To Lifetime Movie Family Members

It is of no surprise that before this was a Ripped From The Headlines Lifetime movie, there was a trial. Moreover, Nancy Grace was front and center. She told TV Line that she even got close to the family, in particular Alexis.

I can still remember the night of the verdict and speaking with Alexis. She was telling me how she had gotten married and her mother wasn’t there because her father murdered her. This movie means a lot to me. I don’t like calling it the Martin MacNeill Story. I like calling it the Michele MacNeill story because that’s the real star.

Don’t miss the premiere of Lifetime’s The Good Father: The Martin MacNeill Story, on Friday, February 18, at 8 p.m., Eastern, on LMN.

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