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The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer (1993)

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Based on the life of notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who murdered 17 men and ate many of them before he was caught in 1991.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Crew ...
Cassidy Phillips ...
Steven
Donna Stewart Bowen ...
Mother
Jeanne Bascom ...
Grandmother
G-Jo Reed ...
Steve (as G. Joe Reed)
David Angelis ...
Bartender #1
Rowdy Jackson ...
Richard
Andrew Christian English ...
Anthony (as Andrew English)
Alex Scott ...
Ronald
Laura Tesone ...
Lady in Car
Keith Gearhart ...
James
Christopher 'CJ' Smith ...
Cornelius Williams ...
Bobby
Rhonno Ket ...
Sounthome
Todd Fournier ...
Policeman #1
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Based on the life of notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who murdered 17 men and ate many of them before he was caught in 1991.

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Originally intended to be a theatrical feature, but ultimately wound up being released straight to video. See more »

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Written by David Angelis and Adrian Buzzin
Performed by Typhoid Mary
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Lesson if Life??
12 May 2000 | by (Buckingham, England) – See all my reviews

The Secret Life of Jeffrey Dahmer is a necessary movie. Carl Crew's acting is excellent, especially under the circumstances of a film made from documentary information, about this dull boy, who really has no life at all (within himself, at least). Carl gives the whole as extremely factual, near to the bone but not over-gory, and with emotion too. Although Jeff was known for not being the coolest of guys, and Carl portrayed Jeff in this film to be a teeny bit hip in parts - this was really pretty irrelevant. What was relevant was the facts of Jeff's life, purely! His childhood included, the whole of his years of killing, and the abandonment Jeff felt so often..unbias, nothing blamed. And if anyone was to think that Carl Crew may have 'strange notions' to do the film, he has just gone one step further than those who have written the Dahmer (et al) books, who have gone just one step further than all of the millions of people in the world who study criminology, psychology law etc etc etc. Excellent Film.


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