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Ted Bundy (2002)

The story of serial killer Ted Bundy.

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Lee (as Boti Ann Bliss)
Julianna McCarthy ...
Professor
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Michael Santos ...
Man at the Window
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Girl Attacked on Street (as Anna Lee Wooster)
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Samantha Tabak ...
Vincennes (as Tricia Dickson)
Meadow Sisto ...
Welch
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Male Partygoer (as Eric Dare)
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Beverly
Zarah Little ...
Garber
Alison West ...
Randall
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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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Based on the true story of America's most infamous serial sex killer. See more »


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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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Photographs of the real Ted Bundy are featured in both the opening and closing credits of the film. See more »

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Ted is having sex with Lee tied up, as he is performing and the camera pulls back, Lee's underwear is visible. See more »

Quotes

Ted Bundy: [talking on phone] I don't wanna die, I'm not gonna lie to you. I admit that. And I'm not asking for clemency, I'm not asking for forgiveness. I'm not asking for sympathy. I know they're gonna kill me sooner or later... you don't need to worry about that, but... there's a lot of crimes I can solve, if the state can just see fit to let me live for two or three years longer, I mean... Look, I know I'm not like other people, I know I can't... feel sympathy for other people. But I'm still human.
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Version of Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003) See more »

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Martha's Street
by Dominic Glynn (uncredited) and Martin Smith (uncredited)
Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library
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Brutal movie about a brutal man
5 January 2003 | by (washington state) – See all my reviews

This movie is not for the faint-of-heart; it's a story about a vicious serial killer, and does not pretty up the subject matter. Thus there are numerous scenes of bloody and perverse sex, dead bodies galore, lots of profanity, and an overall atmosphere of sickness. None of this is pleasant to watch, but is entirely appropriate for the subject matter.

The script stays close to fact, although it leaves out some important information; neglecting, for example, to mention that one woman Bundy approached at Lake Sammamish refused to follow him into the parking lot. Her evidence provided a description and a name to a previously faceless monster, the first real lead the police had in the case. The movie also fails to give any real sense of the era in which Bundy flourished. In the swinging seventies, it was not so uncommon for women to get into cars or otherwise accept approaches from total strangers -- one reason for Bundy's success.

This film suffers from a lack of focus and purpose. It does give a good sense of the progression of Bundy's hideous career: the burglarizing, purse-snatching, shoplifting peeping tom gradually deteriorates into the brutal, raping, murdering serial killer. We see his alcoholism, his ability to be totally charming when necessary, and his knack for attracting "enabling" girlfriends into his life. What we don't see is anything of the inner Bundy. Granted, any depiction of the "inner Bundy" would be pure speculation, but a good movie would at least make an attempt to give some motive for Bundy's violent compulsions. All this movie does is make some vague references to his illegitimacy.

I need to also mention the incredibly poor taste in background music. In some sequences, light-hearted music is playing while Bundy is committing heinous acts of violence. (Christmas music in one case!) Perhaps the director meant to indicate that all this horror was just plain fun to Bundy; but the effect is to cheapen the scenes and even make them comic.

The verdict: Iffy. Lacks depth, and occasionly shows poor taste. Leaves out important information. On the plus side, it is well-acted, and does not attempt to sugar coat the ugly facts of violence. If you want a thoughtful examination of Bundy's character and the era in which he lived, this is not the right movie.


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