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

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Director:
Writers:
Clive Saunders (story)
Clive Saunders (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
13 May 2003 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Friend. Neighbor. Killer.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Worst movie since Plan 9 See more (71 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Mark Holton ... John Wayne Gacy

Adam Baldwin ... John Gacy, Sr.
Tom Waldman ... Hal

Charlie Weber ... Tom

Allison Lange ... Gretchen
Edith Jefferson ... Mother Gacy
Joleen Lutz ... Kara Gacy
Scott Alan Henry ... Young Gacy

Kenneth Swartz ... Dave

Matt Farnsworth ... Stu

Jeremy Lelliott ... Little Stevie (as Jeremy Lelliot)

Joseph Sikora ... Roger (as Joe Sikora)

Oren Skoog ... Jimmy
Joe Roncetti ... Peter
Eddie Adams ... Duane

Doran Ray ... Tony

Larry Hankin ... Eddie Bloom
Rick Dean ... Ray

Glenn Morshower ... Ted Boyle

Jessica Schatz ... Julie Boyle
Mickey Swenson ... Det. Ritzik
Dan Bell ... Det. Dunne

John Laughlin ... Det. Kay
Steve Abbott ... Officer Wolf

David Manis ... Officer Bucholtz
Joe Goodrich ... Gas Station Attendant
John Horn ... Fred Getz
Tina Preston ... Meg Getz

Shadi Dwait ... Mr. Pasolini
Jessica Hanamoto ... Tammy Gacy
Grace Hanamoto ... April Gacy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Wyatt Denny ... Steve (uncredited)
Pollyanna Jacobs ... Mrs. Pasolini (uncredited)

Michael Macoul ... Hank (uncredited)

Directed by
Clive Saunders 
 
Writing credits
Clive Saunders (story)

Clive Saunders (screenplay) and
David Birke (screenplay)

Produced by
Scott Hohnbaum .... line producer
Larry Rattner .... producer
Susan R. Rodgers .... supervising producer
Leonard Shapiro .... executive producer
Hilary Six .... line producer
Tim Swain .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Fontana 
Erik Godal 
 
Cinematography by
Kristian Bernier 
 
Film Editing by
Jeff Orgill 
Chryss Terry 
 
Casting by
Ricki Maslar  (as Ricki G. Maslar)
 
Production Design by
Benjamin Edelberg 
Eric Larson 
 
Art Direction by
Ian Phillips 
 
Set Decoration by
Nanci Bennett 
 
Costume Design by
Oneita Parker 
 
Makeup Department
Karrieann Heisner .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Jeff Orgill .... post-production supervisor
Chryss Terry .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Colleen Cortes .... second assistant director
Tammy Oller .... second second assistant director (as Tammy A. Oller)
Matt Zettell .... second unit director
Lyon Reese .... first assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Brian Barrett .... plasterer
Stephanie Bosse .... property master
Laura Grijalva .... scenic artist
Andre Kohler .... construction coordinator
Kristen .... assistant props
Lazzaro .... graphic designer (as Marco Ferrari)
Gary Liebowitz .... swing
Meredith Meyer .... art coordinator
Marci Rivens .... art coordinator
Richard Ruhe .... art department
Edwin J. Webb .... set builder
Justine Wu .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Mark Linden .... sound re-recording mixer
Klint Macro .... adr recordist
Tara Paul .... sound re-recording mixer
Carlos Ramirez .... adr editor
Marcus Ricaud .... sound mixer
David Scharf .... dialogue editor (as Dave Scharf)
David Stark .... boom operator
Anthony Torretto .... sound designer
Matt Walsh .... foley artist
 
Stunts
Kim Robert Koscki .... stunt coordinator
Marc Schaffer .... stunt performer
Banzai Vitale .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tommie Cady .... additional grip
Mitch Capece .... grip
Ian S. Casas .... additional grip
Beau Chaput .... camera loader
Matt Crapo .... additional grip
Wyatt Denny .... electrician
Mariah Diehl .... camera loader (as Mariah T. Diehl)
Jeremy Graham .... gaffer
Keely Grigel .... electrician
Mitch Gulbin .... grip
Jim Hamner .... additional grip (as Jim Hamner Jr.)
Thomas Holm Deleurang .... best boy electric (as Thomas Holm)
Jody Hutchins .... best boy grip
Randall Kaplan .... camera loader
Erik Kasson .... key grip
Rory King .... first assistant camera
Kia Kiso .... second assistant camera (as Kia Dawson)
Jennifer Lai .... second assistant camera
Brian Lowe .... second electric
Eric McCandless .... still photographer
Brandy O'Donnell .... grip
Martin Quaden .... camera loader
David Sirianni .... additional grip
Alpheus Underhill .... best boy electric
 
Casting Department
Tim Marshall .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carly Benner .... set costumer (as Carly St. Clair)
Kristin Hart .... wardrobe assistant
Oakley Stevenson .... wardrobe assistant
Christi Cecil Stewart .... assistant costumer
 
Editorial Department
Fritz Feick .... supervising editor
Mark A. Jones .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
William Ewart .... music supervisor
Erik Godal .... music mixer
 
Transportation Department
Kristen .... picture vehicles
Hugo Ocana .... driver
Lew Strong .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Matthew R. Brady .... production consultant (as Matt R. Brady)
Alexander Brown .... assistant to producers
Michael Conaway .... production assistant
Chance Dean .... production assistant
Beth Dewey .... location manager
Gina Draklich .... production accountant
Timothy Frederick .... production assistant
Zoran Grujevski .... production assistant
Kjell Hilding .... location scout
Mimi Hoang .... assistant production coordinator
Alison Matthews .... production coordinator
Ellen 'Kerry' McCarn-Ostir .... production assistant (as Ellen D. 'Kerry' McCarn)
Kyle Pavey .... set production assistant: re-shoot
Athena Radomski .... craft service coordinator
Jesse Ramirez .... production assistant
Jesse H. Rivard .... location scout (as Jesse Rivard)
Elayna Rosenfeld .... assistant production coordinator
Wendy Schaal .... script supervisor
Michael Sullivan .... production assistant
Brandon Swisher .... production assistant (as Brandon P. Swisher)
Anthony K. Warner .... key set production assistant
 
Thanks
Keith Eckert .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong grisly violence, language, some sexuality and drug use
Runtime:
88 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: Gacy's hair color switches between grey and blonde repeatedly throughout the course of the film.See more »
Quotes:
Kara Gacy:God only knows what you're doing in there!
John Wayne Gacy, Jr.:What I am doing in that garage is all business related!
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Soundtrack:
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26 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Worst movie since Plan 9, 26 March 2005
Author: tax_man from United States

So, possibly not the worst, but damned near to it. Here's the thing; I'm a psychology major with a specialization in criminal psychology. I've been working in a prison with small-time serial murderers for the past 3 years north of Atlanta, Georgia for my internship and occupation. I've extensively studied all the famous ones, Fish, Sutcliffe, Gacy, Dahmer, Gein, etc. so that I could make headway on treatment and understanding in the prison I've been working in. For all of you out there interested in the subject, the best book on the subject for those not doing, well, graduate study or anything, is My Life Among the Serial Killers by Dr. Helen Morrison. Excellent book with a large section on Gacy, her studies with him, and even his trial and execution. Not even talking from a standpoint of how it incorrectly portrays Gacy the man, but plainly from the standpoint of movies, it's terrible. It's an absolute bore; the whole movie drags and chops its way through a largely fabricated story with terrible editing, directing, and acting. Much worse, Gacy is portrayed as if his murders are driven by revenge at points, unconscious drives at others (closer to, but still not getting to the most likely causes). There is one thing that the movie did decently, and still it was nothing more than hinting at the truth. Jeff Rignall, one of his few surviving victims, was depicted as that male prostitute. He suffered severely from Gacy's treatment, including permanent and nearly fatal liver damage from the chloroform, brain damage from the near-death suffocation, and several other major medical issues along with severe developmental and psychological issues. The other victim that survived and came forward, Robert Donnelly reported almost identical occurrences as far as abduction and torture. Even then, his life did not need extra, fictitious events to dramatize it. He was an interesting enough person even when the truth is told. Come to think of it, some of the most interesting things he did were during his imprisonment up until his sentence was carried out in March of '94. Either way, if you think this movie gave you any insight into the veiled monster that Gacy really was, you're deeply mistaken. The biggest thing this movie was lacking was recognition of his inability to view other people as separate sentient human beings. That is what makes a serial killer. This movie did not portray that in any reasonable way, and it did not bring to the public any sort of idea of what Gacy was.

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