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Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)

R | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 2006 (USA)
Based on the true story of the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to his capture.

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Detective John Amos
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Lionel Dahmer
Cathy Barnett ...
Shari Dahmer
Rusty Sneary ...
Adult Jeff Dahmer
Luke Adams ...
Young Jeff Dahmer / Young Lionel Dahmer
Lucille Louise ...
Baby Jeff Dahmer (as Lucille Louise Scanlon)
Jeannine Hutchings ...
Catherine Dahmer
Frankie Krainz ...
Victim No. 1 (as Frank Krainz)
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Attorney Howard Parker
Granvile O'Neal ...
Detective
Walter Coppage ...
Judge
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Joyce Dahmer
Jeph Scanlon ...
Mark Stanton
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Little Girl
Kathleen Warfel ...
Dr. Price
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Based on the true story of the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to his capture.

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Would you still love your son even if he grew up to be Jeffrey Dahmer?

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Rated R for brief language | See all certifications »
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$250,000 (estimated)
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The film takes place in 1960, 1969, 1973, 1978, 1988 and 1991. See more »

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The scene where Jeffry's father calls Jeffry's home and the Milwaukee police answer they say the area code is 682 when in actuality 682 is Texas and 414 is Milwaukee. See more »

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Version of The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer (1993) See more »

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Psycho Killer
15 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

RAISING JEFFREY DAHMER is a poorly executed film, well below the level of Student Film, yet it does manage to touch on some provocative issues. RAISING JEFFREY DAHMER is not really concerned with the heinous murders and kidnappings that Dahmer committed, but seeks to examine his relationship with his family. The film forces the viewer to consider a few extremely difficult positions. Can a parent continue to love a child who is a convicted sexual predator, murderer, and cannibal? Also, Dahmer's behavior could be viewed as someone who was deeply repulsed, yet morbidly attracted to men. Dahmer did admit that the reason he killed and dismembered was to reassemble the parts, and then, create sexual slaves for his personal ratification. I wonder if this psychotic sexual identity might have been caused by something in his upbringing, and had his family encouraged and accepted his latent homosexual nature, could the killings have been avoided? Did his parents ever consider this? These questions are not really answered in the film, however they are certainly areas worthy of inquiry.


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