Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a ... See full summary »
Marvin J. Chomsky
In the end of the 70's, the dysfunctional Kenneth Bianchi lives with his mother and is obsessed with joining the police force. When his application is refused, his mother sends him to Los ... See full summary »
C. Thomas Howell,
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
Cameron Bright was offered a role but he and his mother did not want him to be associated with a serial killer. See more »
Early on in the movie Ted attacks a woman with a hammer handle. As he grabs her, the handle - which is supposed to be hard wood - bends at the base to reveal that it is rubber. See more »
Man at the Window:
[after catching Ted masturbating to the young girl undressing herself]
Aw, hell! You again?
[Ted ignores him and keeps finishing himself. The man at the window throws a cup of water on him; Ted runs to his car]
[Ted frustratingly pounds on his steering wheel as he drives away]
Fuck, fuck. FUCK!
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The memories of Ted Bundy's murders still haunt my city. Every single person old enough to read in the 70's was (and some to a degree still are) terrified of this mysterious stranger who would abduct and ultimately murder these beautiful young women. That said - this is a really good film on all levels. Acting, writing, direction are all top notch. The opening scene of "Hi, I'm Ted. Pleased to meet you" is particularly disturbing. This man was by all appearances a handsome young law student considering a political career when really he was a slobbering ogre. If you felt the TV movie with Mark Harmon was lacking that certain something, watch this. It is by no means sympathetic to that creature. In fact, it reveals a manipulative and pathetic crybaby loser. While there is definitely sadistic murderous behavior depicted, it never reaches a level inappropriate for the tale.
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