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To Catch a Killer (1992)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Crime | Drama  -  15 May 1992 (USA)
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"To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer ... See full summary »

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Joe Kozenczak
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Rachel Grayson
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Attorney Carlson
Martin Julien ...
Koslo
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Tony De Santis ...
DeMarco (as Tony DeSantis)
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Gary Reineke ...
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Morris
Danny Pawlick ...
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Brenda Bazinet ...
Alice Pearson
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"To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer who raped and murdered over 30 young boys. Written by Jaromir Krol <jaromirk@kr.onet.pl>

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According to Brian Dennehy, John Wayne Gacy wrote him a letter in protest of the film and to proclaim his innocence. See more »

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In the scene where the detective is confronting Gacy, the first time while Gacy has his back to the bar, you can see the mike and boom at least on three different cuts. See more »

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Intense, realistic.
16 November 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A searing, frightening performance by Brian Dennehy drives this factual drama about a charmer named John Wayne Gacy, who was also a sadistic serial killer who sexually tortured and murdered 33 young boys and men.

The movie tracks the FBI's suspicion of Gacy, and how they mount evidence to finally bring him down. Great acting, compelling drama will truly have you rooting for the good guys.

*** out of ****


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