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To Catch a Killer (1992)

Unrated | | Biography, Crime, Drama | TV Movie 15 May 1992
"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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Joe Kozenczak
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Rachel Grayson
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Attorney Carlson
Martin Julien ...
Koslo
Scott Hylands ...
Paxton
David Eisner ...
Williams
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Atkins
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DeMarco (as Tony DeSantis)
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King
Gary Reineke ...
Petrie
Tim Progosh ...
Morris
Danny Pawlick ...
Santori
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Bragg
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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In preparing for the role of Lt. Kozenczak, Michael Riley interviewed the real Joe Kozenczak at length to learn about the case and the man. See more »

Goofs

A Ryne Sandberg Cubs poster is hanging on the wall. At the time of the murders, Sandberg was with the Philadelphia Phillies. He didn't come to the Cubs until 1982. See more »

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John Wayne Gacy: Oh Mr. Policeman, don't you know a clown can get away with murder?
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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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