IMDb > Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 5 | slideshow) Videos
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer -- Home Video Preview


User Rating:
7.2/10   4,102 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 3% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
21 November 2003 (UK) See more »
Nick Broomfield's second documentary on Aileen Carol Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing six men in the state of Florida. This second installment includes the filmmaker's testimony at Wournous's trial. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Michael Moore Would Learn Something From This Documentary See more (34 total) »


  (in credits order)
Aileen Wuornos ... Herself
Nick Broomfield ... Himself
Terry Humphreys-Slay ... Herself - Daughter of Victim (archive footage)
Leitha Prather ... Herself - Sister of Victim (archive footage) (as Leither Prater)
Shirley Humphreys ... Herself - Wife of Victim (archive footage)
Joe Hobson ... Himself - Wuornos' Attorney
Steve Glazer ... Himself - Wuornos' Former Attorney (archive footage)
Dawn Botkins ... Herself - Wuornos' Best Friend
Arlene Pralle ... Herself - Wuornos' Adoptive Mother (archive footage)
Tyria Moore ... Herself - Wuornos' Former Lover (archive footage)
Uriel Blount ... Herself (archive footage) (as Judge Muriel Blount)
Danny Caldwell ... Himself - Wuornos' Childhood Friend / Witness
Jerry Moss ... Himself - Wuornos' Childhood Friend / Witness
Michelle Chauvin ... Herself - Wuornos' Childhood Friend / Witness
Jeb Bush ... Himself - Governor of Florida (archive footage)
Dennis Allen ... Himself - Wuornos' Childhood Friend
Jesse 'The Human Bomb' Aviles ... Himself - Wuornos' Former Friend (archive footage)
Dick Mills ... Himself - Wuornos' Former Friend (archive footage)
Brian Jarvis ... Himself - Former Police Sergeant (archive footage)
Joan Murray ... Herself - CBS4 Reporter (archive footage)
Diane Wuornos ... Herself - Wuornos' Mother
Lynn Gordon ... Herself - Channel 7 Reporter (archive footage)
Patrick Fraser ... Himself - Channel 7 Reporter (archive footage)
Sterling Ivey ... Himself - Department of Corrections Spokesperson (archive footage)

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
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

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language, including violent and sexual dialogue
93 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.See more »
Aileen Wuornos:You have to kill Aileen Wuornos, because she'll kill again.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005) (TV)See more »
TimeSee more »


What were Aileen's last words and what did they mean?
Was Aileen Wuornos really America's first female serial killer?
See more »
14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Michael Moore Would Learn Something From This Documentary, 23 February 2005
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

This is a documentary dealing with the appeal of Aileen Wuornos murder convictions . Don't worry I have no idea who she was either and it's only when I'm told that Charlize Theron played her in MONSTER that I discovered who she was . Try asking someone who Aileen Wuornos was and they'll give a similar blank response , and it's only with the words " Charlize Theron - Monster " that their memory will be jogged . Somewhat sad that an acting performance is better known than a series of real life crimes

Nick Broomfield's documentary is black comedy of the highest order , he's worth a myriad of Michael Moores' and lets the facts speak for themselves . Wuornos employed " Dr Legal " at her original trial , a man , or rather spaced out hippy , with no legal experience and no office who attended court after smoking as many as seven joints . I can respect Dr Legal as a toker but how on Earth was someone like that able to defend someone on multiple murder charges ? We're later shown someone claiming being gay is a very modern invention :

" Where were the gays years ago ? "

" In the closet ? "

" No there weren't any gays years ago , they didn't exist back then . Were there any gays when you were at school ? "

" I went to a British public school . We invented it along with the Greeks "

Broomfield is very much anti death penalty and he's also very much against the cheque book circus that surrounded the case , but perhaps the beauty of this documentary is that despite being biased Broomfield doesn't feel the need to twist facts into lies or treat the audience as retarded schoolchildren , if you agree with the death penalty this documentary won't change your mind but does raise serious questions about the American legal system

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (34 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
How in the world... bhodgman
Frustrated by the Filmmaker as8008
The best bit (spoiler) GazTruman
HUH??? tbaikow
Aileen's eyes moviefiend-1
I am Amazed C3194
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Monster Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer The Lodger Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story A Murder of Crows
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Documentary section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.