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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Robert Cullen (book)
Chris Gerolmo (teleplay)
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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:
(26 articles)
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User Reviews:
One of the best movies I've ever seen about a serial killer See more (105 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. Burakova
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 ... Strutty 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 Székely B. ... Older Partner
Tibor Szervét ... Detective
Balázs Tardy ... Eating Soldier #1
Sándor Téri ... Gypsy
Dénes Ujlaky ... Farmer
Katalin Várnagy ... Wizened Peasant Woman
Zoltán Vekony ... Eating Soldier #2
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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
Tamas Nyerges .... Steadicam operator
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
 
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
Laszlo Rorariusz .... location manager
Peter Seres .... location manager
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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Goofs:
Factual errors: Andrei Chikatilo, the killer, is executed by a Russian guard using a Glock pistol. The Glock is not carried by the Russian military or police.See more »
Quotes:
Bukhanovsky:It is embarrassing to see grown men run from their responsibilities. It is like seeing your parents drunk for the first time. They are afraid. To be a psychiatrist in this country is to be an expert on paranoia... whether you meant to be or not.
Burakov:[to Dr. Bukhanovsky] Why aren't you afraid?
Bukhanovsky:I'm sorry. Do I look like a man of courage to you? I've always been interested in abnormal psychology. Which is a dangerous thing in the Soviet state.
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49 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
One of the best movies I've ever seen about a serial killer, 16 September 1999
Author: Ulex from Indianapolis

This has to be one the best movies about serial killers that I've ever seen, and this is coming from someone who absolutely loved Silence of the Lambs. HBO has hit the jackpot here. This film is compelling from the first moment until the last.

This film has so many underlying themes its hard to tell exactly what it is about. It chronicles the decade-long search for the Russian serial killer Andrea Chikatilo. Stephen Rea gives a brilliantly reserved performance as the inexperienced forensic expert who is put in charge of the investigation, and Donald Sutherland gives an even more involving performance as his cynical superior, and the only person in the Russian government willing to help him. Both of their performances are subtle masterpieces---Rea begins naive and unwilling to compromise, while Sutherland begins detached and almost amused by the situation. Towards the end, Rea becomes more world-weary and beaten by the system, while Sutherland finds himself more passionate and idealistic.

In any other movie, I would have said that Sutherland's performance stands out above the rest, but here even it is rivaled by Jeffrey DuMann, as the serial killer himself. DuMann brilliantly creates a character here who inspires empathy rather than the hatred we think we would find---he is a monster, but he doesn't want to be, and we get the idea that he is just as disgusted with what he does as we are. He is tortured, ashamed, but vicious as well.

If you can take the incredibly dark subject matter, (and it is *very* disturbing), then you should see this movie.

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