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The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005)

After 31 years at-large, detectives in Wichita, Kansas home in on the serial killer known as BTK.

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After 31 years at-large, detectives in Wichita, Kansas home in on the serial killer known as BTK.

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BTK - Vadászat a sorozatgyilkosra  »

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In the scene where BTK kills Nancy Fox, they show a pack of Marlboro Lights cigarettes and an ashtray with a brown cigarette butt in it on the night stand. However, in the U.S. Marlboro Lights are all white cigarettes, not brown. See more »

Quotes

Robert Beattie: [used by police to fish BTK out of hiding] Now I know how the worm feels.
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Disappointing, to put it mildly
29 October 2015 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Although I had heard several mentions of the BTK Killer over the years, I didn't know any of the hard facts about the case. So when I got a copy of this movie, I thought it might give me some insight. Let's just say that this movie failed to satisfy my curiosity. Being that it was made for commercial television, the treatment feels very soft. For starters, it doesn't go into much depth to the actual murders; had it had done so, it might have given more insight to the killer. Also, the movie is lacking a hard edge - we don't get the feeling that the title figure is a ruthless monster (mostly we see him do mundane day to day things), nor do we feel the urgency the authorities must have been pressed with investigating who the killer was. The movie also comes across as cheap, from its low rent production values to a musical score that is not only cheesy but inappropriate at times. All this may explain why much of the cast gives passionless performances; even Robert Forster, an actor I've liked in many other movies, seems to just be going through the motions. You'd probably be better off reading a book concerning the BTK Killer instead of watching this movie.


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