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The Killing of America (1981)

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A documentary of the decline of America. It features a lot a great footage (most exclusive to this film) from race riots to serial killers and much-much more.

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Credited cast:
Chuck Riley ...
Narrator
Ed Dorris ...
Himself, Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept., Homicide (as Sgt. Ed Dorris Ret.)
Thomas Noguchi ...
Himself, Los Angeles County Coroner
Sirhan Sirhan ...
Himself
Wayne Henley ...
Himself
Ed Kemper ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Berkowitz ...
Himself - Son of Sam (archive footage)
Kenneth Bianchi ...
Himself - Hillside Strangler (archive footage)
Lawrence Bittaker ...
Himself (archive footage)
Arthur Bremer ...
Himself - Shoting Wallace (archive footage)
Sam Brown ...
Himself - Sidewalk Sniper (archive footage)
Ted Bundy ...
Himself (archive footage)
Dean Corll ...
Himself (archive footage)
Juan Corona ...
Himself (archive footage)
Mark Essex ...
Himself - Howard Johnson Sniper (archive footage) (as Robert Essex)
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A documentary of the decline of America. It features a lot a great footage (most exclusive to this film) from race riots to serial killers and much-much more.

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A brutal study of violence in the U.S.A. See more »

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Release Date:

5 September 1981 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Adeus América  »

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This film has never been released, distributed, televised nor made available for sale in the USA. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Narrator: While you watched this movie, five of us were murdered. One was the random killing of a stranger.
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Connections

Features Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (1963) See more »

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Homicide
Written by Nick Cash & Guy Days
Performed by 999
Courtesy of Albion Records Ltd.
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5 January 2006 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

I have the Japanese video. The narration was all in Japanese while all the footage was subtitled. Good thing because I heard the English narrator drove people crazy with his long pauses.

America from 1960-1980. Showing everything from police standoffs to assassinations to serial killer trials. Nothing is left out. You suddenly realize a lot more was filmed than they would let you see on the news.The street scenes of L.A. were interesting but the morgue & autopsy scenes were a bit much.

Personal favorite scenes? James Hoskins in Cinncinati and Anthony Kiritsis in Indiannapolis. Kiritsis definitely has a commanding presence.


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