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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
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Koslo
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Williams
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DeMarco (as Tony DeSantis)
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Gary Reineke ...
Petrie
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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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Trivia

Like John Wayne Gacy, Brian Dennehy is a very burly man. However in real-life Dennehy is much taller than the real-life John Wayne Gacy. Gacy was only 5'8" while Brian Dennehy stands at a solid 6'2". See more »

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One of Gacy's potential victims is shown wearing a Michael Jordan t-shirt. Jordan would have been a junior in high school at the time of the murders. See more »

Quotes

John Wayne Gacy: [as Paxton sits at his table] Wait a minute, who the hell are you?
Paxton: [gestures to DeMarco and King] I'm their boss. I bring you regards, from John Miklovich... said he worked for you.
John Wayne Gacy: I don't remember anybody with a name like that, do you?
[Koslo shakes his head]
Paxton: That's funny, he described you perfectly: loud, big belly. Waiter! What are you drinking, John?
John Wayne Gacy: [snatches pad and pencil from waiter] Who the hell do you think you're talking to? Give me that thing. I want your name and shield number right ...
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he is fantastic!
13 January 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I like Brian Dennehy very much, he is such a great actor, he is a natural talent and i love the movie ''to catch a killer'', its a very shocking and creepy true story, and like the way Brian act is just fantastic! Anyway..almost every movie he play fantastic. I just love this man, and i would like to meet him for real, because i have heard he must be a real gentleman, i would like to figure that out, ha ha..really, he is one of the greatest actors i know. I'm looking for this movie so many times in the Netherlands with Dutch subtitling, but i could not found it, its a shame! But i did see the movie for almost 4 times, and every time is forget to put a tape in the recorder. I just want this movie so badly!Love and greetings, Monique, Rotterdam, Netherlands


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