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Gacy (2003)

Video  -  Biography | Crime | Drama  -  13 May 2003 (USA)
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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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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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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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Storyline

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 Plains 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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Friend. Neighbor. Killer.


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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 pictures of clowns in the final sequences are supposed to suggest that they were images painted by John Wayne Gacy. Actually, they are copyrighted collotype reproductions of the work of Cydney Grossman published in 1954. I stopped the film and confirmed the Cydney signature on the pictures. Peter22060 See more »

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The first bodies were discovered from Gacy's property in the heart of winter, December 1978. In the movie, it is always a summer-like weather. See more »

Quotes

Dave: You are all um, truly fortunate to have as a friend and colleague, uh, Mr. John Wayne Gacy.
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Version of To Catch a Killer (1992) See more »

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Cruel World
Performed by Rivera '64
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They just can't do it
12 February 2004 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

The reason I rented this movie is because, John Wayne Gacy is a legend over at my old high school, because two of his victims were my teacher's students. So, there would always be questions. The house was just a couple blocks down from our school and we'd ask about Gacy himself and what he was like. It wasn't really like what we heard when I saw the movie.

The movie does tell in the beginning that some of the events they came up with were fictional. To tell the truth, I don't think the reason why this movie wasn't effective is because of the fact that Gacy was so brutal with these boys. It couldn't be shown what he did to them. So, the movie itself isn't that great. I'd rather go and visit my old school and just ask the teachers that were there when this happened.

3/10


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