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Ted Bundy (2002)

The story of serial killer Ted Bundy.

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Docu-drama based on the life of Ted Bundy, a serial killer who killed at least 19 young women during the 1970's (though some sources say as many as 30 to 35 were murdered). Set from his college student years, to his first victims, his capture, escape from prison (twice), his final killing spree to his trial, conviction and execution. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong violence involving a sexual predator/serial killer, sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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22 November 2002 (UK)  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Tom Savini had a bigger part which was cut. See more »

Goofs

The film changes the names of the victims out of respect. However, at the end it plays an actual clip which reveals the real name of a victim. (Bundy's last one, Kimberly Leach, named "Suzanne" in the film.) See more »

Quotes

Lee: [after Ted pushes her in the lake from the dock] What the hell?
[pause]
Lee: ASSHOLE!
[Ted walks away]
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Jingle Bells
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Written by James Pierpont
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A fascinating and disturbing look at one of America's most infamous serial killers.
2 February 2003 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Matthew Bright is best known for directing 'Freeway' and 'Freeway 2', two of the oddest movies ever to end up on the shelf at Blockbuster et al. Bright also wrote the absolutely bizarre cult classic 'Forbidden Zone', and even a telemovie about the awful 80s sit-com 'Diff'rent Strokes', so when I heard he had made this bio concerning one of the most infamous serial killers in modern history, I literally didn't know WHAT to expect. The opening sequences of 'Ted Bundy' with the unknown (to me) Bundy lookalike Michael Reilly Burke acting like a doofus in a bow tie had me wondering for a moment if Bright was going to play it strictly for laughs, but things quickly get darker and more serious. Bright adds very little of his usual black humour and flamboyant touches and the movie is all the more effective for it. The film doesn't attempt to explain why Bundy did what he did, there is no mention of his childhood or pop psychology, and I for one welcomed that. Burke increasingly became more convincing as Bundy, and the many murders were brutal and quite shocking. The long, drawn out execution at the climax was disturbing and highly effecting, and will be difficult for most viewers to forget. The strong supporting cast in the movie are largely unknowns, but keep an eye out for horror legend Tom Savini (who also did the special effects) and 'Repo Man's Tracey Walter in small but memorable roles. 'Ted Bundy' is in many ways a change in pace for Matthew Bright, but shows that there is a lot more to him than you might think. I was impressed by this movie, one of the best true life serial killer bios I have seen, and one which raises many more questions than it answers. I recommend it to anyone who is fascinated by the darker side of human nature, and puzzled by aberrant behaviour.


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