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16 September 2004 (USA) See more »
Plot:
In 1988, Chris Bryson was found running down a Kansas City street naked, beaten, and bloody wearing nothing but a dog collar and a leash... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

James Ellroy ... Himself, author
Roger Coleman ... Himself, reverend
Albert Reiderer ... Himself, former prosecutor
Troy Cole ... Himself, retired sergeant
Tom Moss ... Himself, retired officer
Karen Blakeman ... Herself, reporter, Kansas City Times
Tom Jackman ... Himself, reporter
Robert Berdella ... Himself (archive footage)
James McKinley ... Himself, reporter (as Jim McKinley)
Marilyn Richardson ... Herself, doctor
Kevin Kelly ... Himself, florist
Barbara Rues ... Herself, hairdresser
Rick Flavell ... Himself
Chris Bryson ... Himself
Pat Herrington ... Himself, auto mechanic
Skid Roadie ... Himself, radio personality
Monty Altermann ... Himself, private investigator
David Hatutian ... Himself, real estate appraiser
Sal Rubinero ... Himself, food disposal technician

Christopher Leo ... Robert A. 'Bob' Berdella
Justin Daniels ... Chris Bryson

Bryce Morrow ... Jerry Howell
Will Krause ... Robert Sheldon / The Demon Dogs Band
Jeremy Cox ... Mark Wallace
Matt Schmidt ... Walter Ferris
Dan Harding ... Todd Stoops
Tom Franklin ... Larry Pearson
Rick Dodderidge
Joanna Stone (as JoAnna Stone)
Chris Heckadon ... Prosecutor Hall
Andrew Holmes

Grant James ... Sergeant Troy Cole
John LaPorta ... Officer Emedio DiPietropolo
Grant Pendergraft
Barbara Spring ... The Court Reporter
David Thompson ... The Asst. Prosecutor
Mike Viola ... The Big Guy
Zaina Ali ... The Demon Dogs Band
Bill Gladden ... The Demon Dogs Band
Doug Kenworthy ... The Demon Dogs Band

Benjamin Meade ... The Demon Dogs Band
Sib ... The Demon Dogs Band (as SIB)
David Smith ... The Demon Dogs Band
Shea McCall ... The Demon Dogs Band
John White ... The Demon Dogs Band

Directed by
Benjamin Meade 
 
Produced by
James Ellroy .... executive producer
Benjamin Meade .... producer
Dianna Meade .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
The Alloy Orchestra 
Bill Gladden and the Demon Dogs 
Nace Brothers 
Bill Gladden 
 
Cinematography by
J. Michael Adams 
Monica Espinosa 
Benjamin Meade 
Bill Pryor 
 
Film Editing by
Benjamin Meade 
Scott Sousa (additional editing) (TV Version) (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Susan Lawlor .... graphics designer
 
Sound Department
Bill Gladden .... sound designer
 
Special Effects by
Jeff Sisson .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Derek Kilgore .... visual effects producer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Nez .... camera operator
 
Other crew
Ben Digman .... production assistant
Jason Nez .... production assistant
 

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Also Known As:
"Bazaar Bizarre: The Strange Case of Serial Killer Bob Berdella" - USA (long title)
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Runtime:
USA:80 min | USA:79 min
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Trivia:
A municipal judge in Kansas City used to put transient youth in Berdella's protective custody for drug rehabilitation and referred to him as "Dr. Berdella".See more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
This is the movie I have been waiting for someone to make., 23 November 2004
Author: moviegoer49 from Kansas City, Missouri

This is the movie I have been waiting for someone to make. And Ben Meade did it, and he didn't disappoint! This movie is a guilty pleasure for me because of the way Ben structured it. At first you think this movie is going to be like the rag tabloids at the checkout stands where the headlines scream about Batboy and women giving birth to 300 pound alien babies, so you think, "OK, this is just going to be a crazy ride. Basically headlines and gore set to rock music. Let's go!" But before you realize it, Ben takes you on a trip through this demon's psychotic mind. It's only then you realize that Ben, (like Hitchcock maybe?) understands that what we are going to see and hear is so horrible we can't really take this medicine ... straight. (Well, maybe like Hitch on crack~) We are guided through this maze of torture and body parts by none other than James Elroy! Perfect! Who better to stand up to Berdella's whining self pity and lame defenses. (Berdella argues that he was mistreated because his torture logs were described as 'detailed dairies' rather than, oh, I don't know ...torture logs?!) The rock band Demon Dogs as a Greek chorus was a touch of genius as well. Who knew? They are speaking for all of us. The archival footage and interviews were astonishingly revealing. I can't believe Ben found Chris Bryson after all these years. Isn't this the first time he has spoken out about what happened to him? The reenactments were believable and sickening. This film was amazing because not only did it give us new and revealing information about the Berdella case but like all good art, it raises more questions than it answers. Now where exactly did that reporter say she dumped her notes?

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