Model citizen, devoted father, loving husband and serial killer John Wayne Gacy - a man with over 30 dead men and boys entombed in the crawl space underneath his family house. Based on a true story.

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John Gacy, Sr.
Tom Waldman ...
Hal
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Tom
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Gretchen
Edith Jefferson ...
Mother Gacy
Joleen Lutz ...
Kara Gacy
Scott Alan Henry ...
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Dave
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Stu
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Little Stevie (as Jeremy Lelliot)
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Roger (as Joe Sikora)
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Jimmy
Joe Roncetti ...
Peter
Eddie Adams ...
Duane
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Wisconsin, 1953. John Gacy, Sr. forces his fat teenage son to have sexual relations with him during a fishing trip. Iowa, 1968. The adult John Wayne Gacy Jr. is convicted of sodomy and after 18 months he is released and settles in Des Plaines near Chicago. From 1972, John Wayne Gacy, Jr. grows up as a respected family father and businessman, even tipped for a political career with the Democrats. Alas, while he loudly abhors homosexuality, the monster uses the crawl space under his home for the vice of his abusive father: over 30 innocent boys and teenagers end up buried there, after horrible abuse ending in torturous death, causing it to reek unspeakably, being full of insects decomposing the stream of young corpses. Some victims worked for him, others he just picked up 'for fun' or lured in under various pretenses. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated R for strong grisly violence, language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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13 May 2003 (USA)  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The character of Tom Kovacs is a composite of two actual youngsters that lived with John Wayne Gacy during his murder spree. See more »

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Gacy's hair color switches between grey and blonde repeatedly throughout the course of the film. See more »

Quotes

Det. Ritzik: We'd like to search your house.
John Wayne Gacy, Jr.: You got a warrant?
Det. Ritzik: Well, no.
John Wayne Gacy, Jr.: Fuck off, douchebag!
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Doesn't Even Almost Capture The True Horror Of John Wayne Gacy
18 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When you read the true stories of these horrible serial killers such as Gacy, Dahmer, and Bundy, its easy to think that those stories would make great and terrifying films. However time after time these serial killer bio flicks just fall flat and don't seem to capture the horror of these killers, and "Gacy" is definitely not the exception.

My first complaint is just the whole tone of the movie. It never seems very serious, I felt as if I was watching a comedic made for T.V movie with all the funny parts ripped out. The story was flat and moved at an unusual and unappealing pace. I can't say I am very familiar with the true story of John Wayne Gacy (I know the basics, just not everything there is to know) but I doubt this movie followed it to a tee, some things just seemed out of place.

Overall "Gacy" just doesn't do a very good job of telling the story of John Wayne Gacy. Its rather boring and just not very interesting.

3/10


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