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Nick Broomfield's second documentary on Aileen Carol Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing seven men in the state of Florida. This second installment includes the filmmaker's testimony at Wournous's trial.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aileen Wuornos ...
Herself
Nick Broomfield ...
Himself
Terry Humphreys-Slay ...
Herself - Daughter of Victim
Leitha Prather ...
Herself - Sister of Victim
Shirley Humphreys ...
Herself - Wife of Victim
Joe Hobson ...
Himself - Attorney
Steve Glazer ...
Himself
Dawn Botkins ...
Herself - Friend
Arlene Pralle ...
Herself - Friend
Tyria Moore ...
Herself - Friend
Muriel Blount ...
Herself (archive footage) (as Judge Muriel Blount)
Danny Caldwell ...
Himself - Witness
Jerry Moss ...
Himself - Witness
Michelle Chauvin ...
Herself - Witness
Dennis Allen ...
Himself - Childhood Friend
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Nick Broomfield's second documentary on Aileen Carol Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing seven men in the state of Florida. This second installment includes the filmmaker's testimony at Wournous's trial.

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Rated R for language, including violent and sexual dialogue | See all certifications »

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21 November 2003 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Aileen: Egy sorozatgyilkos élete és halála  »

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Opening Weekend:

$11,229 (USA) (23 January 2004)

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$85,992 (USA) (6 February 2004)
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Aileen Wuornos: May your wife and kids get raped - right in the ass.
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So important....
9 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

to see films like this. When the media dehumanizes a person for profit, and thanks to Nick Broomfield, we see the other side. A 13 year old girl raped and impregnated by her grandfather, who slept in the freezing Michigan forest when her family kicked her out of their house.

Shame on Diane, Aileen's mother, who sits and states that Aileen loved living as a homeless person. The denial in this abusive family is rampant. I was actually angry and upset by this film.

Actions have consequences. Abuse starts at home, and this entire situation escalated to the point it did because an abused woman finally lost her grip on life, she had no help, no means of support, and the state of Florida was only too pleased to step in and garner media attention during an election year.

Capital punishment does not provide a deterrent (this is a scientific fact) but it does prove man's inhumanity. Thank you Mr. Broomfield for this upsetting documentary. 10/10.


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