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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. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(17 articles)
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So important.... 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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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Nick Broomfield:You killed seven men...
Aileen Wuornos:Yeah, I sure did!
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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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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
So important...., 9 March 2008
Author: MarieGabrielle from United States

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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