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Release Date:
15 May 1992 (USA) See more »
"To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour... See more » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Dennehy's Best Movie Role!! See more (28 total) »


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Brian Dennehy ... John Wayne Gacy

Michael Riley ... Joe Kozenczak

Margot Kidder ... Rachel Grayson

Meg Foster ... Attorney Carlson
Martin Julien ... Koslo
Scott Hylands ... Paxton
David Eisner ... Williams
John Boylan ... Atkins

Tony De Santis ... DeMarco (as Tony DeSantis)

Mark Humphrey ... King
Gary Reineke ... Petrie
Tim Progosh ... Morris
Danny Pawlick ... Santori

Bruce Ramsay ... Bragg
Brenda Bazinet ... Alice Pearson
Liliane Clune ... Marcia Kozenczak
Toby Proctor ... Michael Kozenczak
Christopher Marren ... Billy
Gerry Quigley ... Walden
Nicholas Pasco ... Barton

Michael Copeman ... Chief Cameron
James Kee ... Hoskins
Brigette Lawson ... Pam

Jay Brazeau ... Jake Burns

Cynthia Preston ... Cindy Beck (as Cyndy Preston)

Andrew Gillies ... Vincent Austin
Kurt Reis ... Waterloo Police Chief Waldron
Judith Goodwin ... Mrs. Gant

Shawn Lawrence ... Mr. Gant
Jacqueline Graham ... Lorna Gant
Nicholas Shields ... Christopher Gant
Sarah Gibney ... Lisa Kozenczak
Aviva Magner ... Debbie Kozenczak
Maureen McRae ... Mrs. Trask
Timm Zemanek ... Mr. Trask

Maria Ricossa ... Helen Gacy
Darryl Palmer ... Sheriff
Peter Langley ... Mr. Miklovich

John Friesen ... Detective #1
Ray Paisley ... Illinois K-9 Officer

Brett Halsey ... Stan Wilder
David Gardner ... Judge
David Bolt ... Asst. Principal Burke

Thomas Hauff ... Foreman Hendricks
David McAree ... Older Worker
J. Winston Carroll ... Sergeant (Wabash Ave.)
Don Ritchie ... Detective (Shakespeare Ave.)
Rudy Webb ... Cemetery Staffer
Elliott Smith ... Gas Station Attendant
Robbie Rox ... Cicero Bar Owner
Larry Reynolds ... Finger Lake Proprietor
Veliko Pajkovic ... Man at Bus Station
Jon Granik ... Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Luis Guzmán ... Waiter (uncredited)
Peter Kerenyi ... Pool Player (uncredited)

Jacqueline Samuda ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Eric Till 
Writing credits
Jud Kinberg (written by)

Produced by
Peter Filion .... co-executive producer
Jud Kinberg .... executive producer
Richard O. Lowry .... producer
David McAree .... associate producer
Lance H. Robbins .... co-executive producer
Jinny Schreckinger .... executive producer
Terrence Turner .... associate producer
Patrick Whitley .... co-producer
Original Music by
Paul Zaza 
Cinematography by
Rene Ohashi 
Film Editing by
Ralph Brunjes 
Casting by
Denise Chamian 
Lucinda Sill 
Production Design by
Dennis Davenport 
Set Decoration by
John Subotich 
Costume Design by
Mary Partridge-Raynor 
Makeup Department
Marlene Aarons .... makeup department head
Production Management
Kelly King .... unit manager (as Kelly Andrew King)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen Carr .... third assistant director
Penny Charter .... third assistant director
Ross Clyde .... additional second assistant director
William Spahic .... first assistant director (as Bill Spahie)
David Till .... additional second assistant director
Art Department
Kirk Cheney .... construction manager
Jayne Couch .... second assistant art director
Ian Hall .... first assistant art director
Ron Lightfoot .... assistant to head carpenter
David Maltese .... set dresser
Ken Sinclair .... set dresser
Jim Veale .... head carpenter
Arlindo Vicente .... lead man
Sound Department
Mark Beck .... supervising sound editor
Ken Cade .... dialogue editor
Gudrun Christian .... sound effects editor
Bob Danylak .... supervising dialogue editor
Bryan Day .... sound mixer
John Gare .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Pituch .... dialogue editor
Phil Rodrigues .... foley artist
Lloyd Adams .... stunts
Marco Bianco .... stunts (as Marco Bianci)
Matt Birman .... stunts
Randy Butcher .... stunts
Shane Cardwell .... stunt coordinator
Ernie Jackson .... stunts
Danny Lima .... stunts
Walter Masko .... stunt driver
Larry A. McLean .... stunts (as Larry McLean)
Ken Quinn .... stunts
Branko Racki .... stunts
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunts
Ron Van Hart .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Cudah Andarawewa .... second assistant camera
Raymond Brounstein .... camera operator
David Niven .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Isabel De Biasio .... wardrobe mistress (as Isabel DeBiaso)
Diana Irwin .... assistant costume designer
Mia Sturup .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Chris Blacklock .... assistant on-line editor
Michele Conroy .... assistant editor
Ed Ham .... on-line editor
Other crew
Elaine Scott .... assistant production accountant
Jaap Broeker .... stand-in (uncredited)

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UK:178 min (video) | Sweden:182 min (video) | Argentina:180 min (video)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

According to Brian Dennehy, John Wayne Gacy wrote him a letter in protest of the film and to proclaim his innocence.See more »
Anachronisms: 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 »
John Wayne Gacy:Oh Mr. Policeman, don't you know a clown can get away with murder?See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Gacy (2003) (V)See more »


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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Dennehy's Best Movie Role!!, 8 April 1999
Author: Dave Rowland from Markham, Ontario

"To Catch A Killer" is a truly disturbing film. But like other disturbing true stories, this one was done extremely well. It was meant for TV and not the big screen. Brian Dennehy was simply incredible as "John Wayne Gacey" & I feel this is the best role that he has ever played. I had the chance to buy the Laser Disc of this movie,but did'nt & I have regretted it ever since. I hope they will release the DVD of this unforgetable & shocking masterpiece. This movie will have you on the edge of your seat.

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The horror of being killed.... popularsi
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Dennehy was great, but... greginmidwest
Riley and Dennehy= Wonderful Chemistry ethan_hunt43
Runtime shortened ? dan073062
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