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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Robert Cullen (book)
Chris Gerolmo (teleplay)
Contact:
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Release Date:
25 February 1995 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
You don't want to know what he does... You just want to know when he's caught. See more »
Plot:
Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed over 50 victims, mostly under the age of 17... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 11 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(30 articles)
User Reviews:
A film that surpasses all expectations. See more (115 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Stephen Rea ... Lt. Viktor Burakov

Donald Sutherland ... Col. Mikhail Fetisov

Max von Sydow ... Dr. Alexandr Bukhanovsky

Jeffrey DeMunn ... Andrei Chikatilo

Joss Ackland ... Bondarchuk

John Wood ... Gorbunov
Radu Amzulescu ... Federenko

Imelda Staunton ... Mrs. Burakov
András Bálint ... Ignatiev
Géza Balkay ... Procurator
László Váradi Balogh ... Peasant
Zsolt Biro ... Older Gay Man
Ion Caramitru ... Tatevsky
Balázs Csapo ... Gayy Partner
Imre Csuja ... Front Detective
Zoltán Dózsa ... Execution Guard
Jozsa Elek ... Burakov's Daughter
Marton Elek ... Burakov's Son
Murray Ewan ... Office Manager
Klára Falvay ... Peasant
Erika Fenyes ... Vague Looking Girl
Zoltan Galbacs ... Train Track Boy
Balázs Galkó ... Station Drunk
Zoltán Gera ... Doctor
Jono Gero ... Plainclothesman
Chris Gerolmo ... Militiaman
Simon Gévai ... Hanging Boy
Czeslaw Grocholski ... Ivanov
István Hunyadkürthy ... Drunk Father
Attila Király ... Wall Eyed Boy
Károly Korognai ... Desk Cop (as Karoly Korognai)
Kati Kóti ... Peasant Mother
Ferenc Lengyel ... Young Announcer
Katalin Lestyan ... Peasant
György Miklósy ... Constable
Ralph Nossek ... Dunenkov
Anna Orosz ... Announcer
Wojciech Piekarski ... Strutting Man
Tamás Puskás ... Young Attendant
Mari Rajna ... Slow Woman
Tusse Silberg ... Mrs. Chikatilo
Eva Toth Siman ... Drunken Woman
Laszlo Stier ... Man in Robe

Mihály Szabados ... Kid Militiaman
Petra Szabo ... Beautiful Blonde Girl
Miklós B. Székely ... Older Partner (as Miklós Székely B.)
Tibor Szervét ... Detective
Balázs Tardy ... Eating Soldier #1
Sándor Téri ... Gypsy
Dénes Ujlaky ... Farmer
Katalin Várnagy ... Wizened Peasant Woman
Zoltán Vekony ... Eating Soldier #2

Directed by
Chris Gerolmo 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Robert Cullen (book "The Killer Department")

Chris Gerolmo (teleplay)

Produced by
Laura Bickford .... executive producer
Matthew Chapman .... executive producer
David R. Ginsburg .... executive producer
Timothy Marx .... producer
Robert Stone .... co-producer
Webster Stone .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Fraisse 
 
Film Editing by
William Goldenberg 
 
Casting by
Joyce Nettles 
 
Production Design by
József Romvári 
 
Art Direction by
Lóránt Jávor 
 
Costume Design by
Maria Hruby 
 
Makeup Department
Karoly Balazs .... makeup artist
Edit Basilides .... makeup artist
Erzsébet Rácz .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
József Cirkó .... production manager
Adrianna A.J. Cohen .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrea Albert .... third assistant director
Éva Bognár .... second assistant director
Michelangelo Csaba Bolla .... first assistant director
Jono Gero .... second second assistant director
Gyorgy Herczeg .... third assistant director
Csilla Szigeti .... key assistant director
 
Art Department
József Kiss .... construction assistant
Mihály Marton .... props
Mihály Marton .... standy props
Lajos E. Szabó .... stand-by painter
 
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Brendan Donnison .... adr supervisor: London
William Dotson .... supervising sound editor
William Freesh .... sound re-recording mixer
Jason King .... dialogue editor
Mike Moser .... sound effects editor
George Nemzer .... sound editor
Vince Nicastro .... foley artist
Cathie Speakman .... supervising sound editor
Pál Szûrös .... boom operator
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Thompson .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
Furedi Csaba .... special effects technician
Ferenc Deák .... special effects technician
Katalin Jakots .... special effects makeup
Greg Nicotero .... special effects makeup (as Gregory Nicotero)
László Pintér .... pyrotechnician
Evan Campbell .... sculptor: children's corpses (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Csaba Bankhardt .... grip
Egon Endrényi .... still photographer
Tamás Nyerges .... Steadicam operator (as Tamas Nyerges)
Péter Sidló .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Éva Bognár .... casting: Budapest
László Sipos .... Hungarian Casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
János Papp .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Richard Byard .... first assistant editor
Lisa Mozden .... assistant editor
Mark V. Phillips .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Laszlo Rorariusz .... location manager
Peter Seres .... location manager
 
Music Department
Elton Ahi .... score mixer
Elton Ahi .... score recordist
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Ralph Ferraro .... orchestrator
Laura Perlman .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Csaba Annus .... driver
 
Other crew
Hans Berggren .... production accountant
Andrew Jack .... dialogue coach
Jeanmarie Murphy-Burke .... publicity director: unit publicist
John V. Stuckmeyer .... production executive
Béla Vaszary .... medical coordinator
Brenda K. Wachel .... script supervisor
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong, graphic violence and related language
Runtime:
105 min
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Color:
Color (DeLuxe) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Germany:16 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (video premiere) (cut) | USA:R
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Trivia:
The characters of Fesitov and Burakov were both real people who investigated the actual Chikatilo killings, yet their ranks and positions were changed in the movie. Historically, Major Mikhail Fetisov was sent from Moscow in order to investigate the killings (in the film he is already in Rostov as a Colonel heading the militia) while Victor Burakov was a civilian forensic expert (in the film he is a Police Lieutenant) assigned by Fesitov to head the investigation. There was no Central Committee comprised of Communist Party and KGB men above the two (this was a plot device created for the film to show Soviet bureaucratic methods) and the main reason why the case took so long was that the investigators interviewed over 150,000 people trying to narrow down who the killer could be. The mistaken release of Chikatilo, and the botched blood-semen test, was accurate as it occurred in the investigation.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: Near the beginning of the film, Burakov, a forensic scientist, is peering through a microscope. The mirror for reflecting light is under his chest, blocking the light. The microscope is always used with the mirror away from the body, so light reflected from the mirror can illuminate the specimen from underneath.See more »
Quotes:
Bukhanovsky:To be a psychiatrist in this country (the Soviet Union) is to be an expert on paranoia, whether you meant to be or not.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Child 44 (2015)See more »

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44 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
A film that surpasses all expectations., 30 January 2006
Author: Essex_Rider from United Kingdom

This is a truly remarkable piece of cinematic achievement. From the very start I was utterly hooked into the (true) story when Lt. Viktor Burakov (Stephan Rea) weeps while performing the autopsies on the remains of the children's bodies. This then is the compelling story of Andrei Chikatilo, wonderfully played by Jeffrey DeMunn (The Green Mile). In fact, he plays it so well and so sympathetically that the viewer almost starts to pity him, until we remember what he is. The psychiatrist Dr. Alexandr Bukhanovsky, wonderfully played by Max Von Sydow was utterly believable in every detail, and the point he makes when talking about paranoia in the Soviet Union, is made all too apparent by the behaviour of the local Communist Commissar Bondarchuk played by Joss Ackland. For me though, the outstanding performance was from Donald Sutherland, proving once again what a superb character actor he really is. I was almost in tears when he told Burakov how the FBI had so closely followed and admired his work. This film puts Silence of the Lambs into the shade, from the atmospheric and bleak Soviet landscape, to the superlative performances by everyone involved.

I rate this film 10/10

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