Christian was paroled in January 1996 after serving less than five years. He died of complications from pneumonia in January 2008 at the age of 49.
Brando, who died July 1, 2004 at age 80, lamented in an audio recording discovered in the 2015 documentary Listen to me Marlon“Christian was overwhelmed with emotional turmoil and psychological disarray, the kind of problem I’ve had in life.”
The murder of Cheyenne’s boyfriend on May 16, 1990 and the endless tragic consequences of the crime figured prominently in the film, the director Steve Riley narrative British GQ“The terrible thing that happened in that house that night is the perfect intersection to cross-examine themes concerning the myth of Marlon Brando.”
But those who loved Brando in life, warts and all, were happy to see what they thought was the real whom he met after spending his days courting and avoiding the spotlight, a paradox that has resulted in more rumors and speculation than anything else.
The actor’s daughter, Rebecca, told the magazine, “He would have been proud, I hope” of the film. “He knew these tapes would be found and used in some way – he was not a dummy. I feel like it was his document, his unlocked diary for us to find out. He could have destroyed them if he wanted to. In a way, the film is my father coming back to us, a very personal part of his legacy.”