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Release Date:
21 November 2003 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Sad and Horrific Tale See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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
Jesse 'The Human Bomb' Aviles ... Himself (as The Human Bomb)
Dick Mills ... Himself - Former Friend
Brian Jarvis ... Himself (as Sgt. Brian Jarvis)
Joan Murray ... Herself - CBS 4 (archive footage)
Jeb Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Diane Wuornos ... Herself - Mother
Lynn Gordon ... Herself (archive footage)
Patrick Fraser ... Himself - Channel 7 (archive footage)
Sterling Ivey ... Himself - Department of Corrections Spokesman

Directed by
Nick Broomfield 
Joan Churchill 
 
Produced by
Jo Human .... producer
 
Original Music by
Rob Lane (original music composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Joan Churchill (camera)
 
Film Editing by
Claire Ferguson 
 
Sound Department
Matthew J. Mondrick .... additional sound designer
Steve Murphy .... sound editor (as Stephen Murphy)
Mark A. Rozett .... additional sound mixer (as Mark Rozett)
Aad Wirtz .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Shelley .... rostrum
 
Editorial Department
Rob Burchell .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Matt Biffa .... music clearance
 
Other crew
Alan Barker .... technical consultant
Kathi Bishop .... stills courtesy of
Dawn Botkins .... stills courtesy of
Andy Bundschuh .... archive courtesy of
Joan Cohen .... archive researcher
Peter Dally .... legal consultant
Lori Grody .... stills courtesy of
Joanne Harkins .... production coordinator
Shani Hinton .... legal consultant
Edward Kretsch .... stills courtesy of
Russel Stocker .... accountant: UK
Scott Wishart .... stills courtesy of
Graham Wojakowski .... video transfers
Nancy Wren .... accountant: USA
 
Thanks
Dennis Allen .... special thanks
Dave Botkins .... special thanks
Dawn Botkins .... special thanks
Charles Finch .... special thanks
John Gallop .... special thanks
David Garber .... special thanks
Joe Hobson .... special thanks
Sterling Ivey .... special thanks
Brian Jarvis .... special thanks
Michael Mayo .... special thanks
Toni Nazar .... special thanks
Michelle Prainto .... special thanks
Luc Roeg .... special thanks
Sid Shovan .... special thanks
Raag Singhal .... special thanks
Chris Trenkmann .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for language, including violent and sexual dialogue
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93 min
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Quotes:
Herself - Mother:Do you know the exact date of the execution?
Nick Broomfield:I think it's soon.
Herself - Mother:Okay.
Nick Broomfield:I think it's very soon.
Herself - Mother:I think I'll rest better.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005) (TV)See more »

FAQ

What were Aileen's last words and what did they mean?
Was Aileen Wuornos really America's first female serial killer?
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A Sad and Horrific Tale, 19 May 2004
Author: Rob from United Kingdom



Nick Bloomfield is a filmmaker that goes out to find the truth or try at least. From Kurt and Courtney to Tupac and Biggie he always opts for the most controversial story he can get his hands on and he always rubs people up the wrong way without trying so hard like Michael Moore does in Bowling for Columbine.

Aileen was mad. She went through so much abuse in the years she was alive it probably became a natural thing to happen to her. She knew the wrong people, she had the wrong job and she never had the chance to get her say. She talked and talked a lot about what really happened and I think at the end of it all she didn't care about living as she had spent a good decade behind bars. The interviews that Nick has with Aileen are highly documented and explain a lot of her personality and who she really is but a lot of the time it was questionable about her insanity. Through the public eye she was a monster that deserved what was coming where other people looked at her in a different light and took pity because of her abusive up bringing. The movie Monster was a stunning portrayal of who Aileen really was and how down and out she was even before trying to get back up. She was whisked through so many relationships and whether or not they were abusive relationships they always left her scared and feeling unwanted. I got the impression that sometimes when she was prostituting herself she was looking for one man or woman to come along and take her away from all the hurt and pain she must have been feeling. For Jeb Bush to let the execution of Aileen go ahead was an absolute outage as far as justice goes because though she may have wanted it from time to time legally she shouldn't have been executed. She had so many past happening going through her head she didn't know the right from wrong and because of constant abuse of male figures in her life since she was a little girl you couldn't really say that she wasn't mixed up and was fully sane to be executed.

Nick bonds with Aileen a lot through the documentary and a lot of the time Aileen does go back and what she says which just puts you in place where you don't know what to believe but this is such a fascinating story and is a subject that isn't brought up enough in this day and age because things that happened to Aileen are happening right now to one woman or even a man in nearly every country. Physical Abuse is a subject that people don't like to discuss in general because of the horror that follows it but if it was an issue like it should have been with Aileen then I think many people could be saved and to understand there story you have to listen to what they have to say which is what nobody did when coming to Aileen. Bloomfield again creates something which gives you food for thought and as much as he wants to find the truth again he doesn't, only a number of conspiracy theories which I always find appealing because it leaves you thinking more about the truth.

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