Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker (TV Movie 1989) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • "Manhunt" vividly tells the terrifying story of the pursuit and capture of Richard Ramirez, "the Night Stalker" - a serial killer who terrorized California in mid 1980s.

  • In the 1980s, a psychopath was terrorizing Los Angeles during a heat wave. Known in the press as 'The Night Stalker', this Satan-worshiping man broke into people's homes, committing various crimes - homicide, child rape, theft - and often leaving pentagrams or satanic symbols at the crime scenes. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Detectives Sgt. Frank Salerno & Gil Carillo - the men who caught the 'Hillside Stranglers' - are assigned to the case, and work relentlessly to learn the identity of this monster before he strikes again. Despite their best efforts, the Night Stalker always seems to know what they are planning and avoids being caught - until his identity is discovered through a single fingerprint. Soon, his identity will be known to the good people of Los Angeles, and they will run him down & hold him for the two detectives...

  • Based on the true story of Richard "The Night Stalker" Ramirez who terrorized California in 1985 and the two Los Angeles police detectives who try to track him down.


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