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The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (1999)

TV Movie  |   |  Thriller, Drama  |  9 May 1999 (USA)
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An account of early 1970s social activist Ira Einhorn, who murdered his girlfriend and then fled the country.

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Ira Einhorn
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Fred Maddux
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Meg Maddux
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Det. Newhouse (as Ruben Santiago Hudson)
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Saul Lapidus
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Corporate Man
William G. Schilling ...
Robert Stevens
Albert Schultz ...
Lucas Rothman
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Barbra Bronfman
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Bea Einhorn
Bill MacDonald ...
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Richard DiBenedetto
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Liz Maddux
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Fact-based story about Ira Einhorn, a 70's peace-nik who is generally credited as one of the founders of Earth Day. In the late 60's and early 70's, Ira lived with Holly Maddux. But when she tries to leave him in 1977, she suddenly disappears. Later her body is discovered in a trunk in Einhorn's apartment. Let out on bail, Einhorn flees from the country and manages to elude authorities for years. Meanwhile he is convicted in absentia and sentenced to prison. Holly's father is determined to see his daughter's murderer brought to justice and has him tracked and is eventually caught in France in 1997. Martin Donovan appears as the assistant D.A. who put the case together. Today, Einhorn is now appealing his conviction. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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9 May 1999 (USA)  »

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Caça ao Unicórnio  »

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Kim Poirier played a girl who had an affair with Ira Einhorn however her scenes were deleted. See more »

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Can anyone tell me what happened in the end?
24 January 2004 | by (Orpington, England) – See all my reviews

This excellent true life drama has just been aired on British TV - over two weeks. It was a fascinating story that sent a chill up the spine. However, I would be intrigued to know what happened to Ira Einhorn in the end. The film was made in 1999 and a note at the end of the film said he was appealing against his extradition from France, having once been successful. What has happened in the four years since? Was he finally brought to justice? If there are any Philadelphians out there who could tell me, I would love to know. Having said that, full marks to an excellent cast!


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