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Murder: No Apparent Motive (1984)

Documentary about serial killers and FBI Behavioral Sciences Profilers. Interviews with Ed Kemper and Ted Bundy as well as crime victims and law enforcement officials. Includes some Dramatic Recreations.

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Credited cast:
Robb Webb ...
Himself - Narrator
Imre Horvath ...
Himself - Interviewer
John Brotherton ...
Ted Bundy
Joan Ranquet ...
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Diane Petrie ...
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Bonnie Carpenter ...
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Karen Levine ...
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Alisa Kuper ...
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Himself (archive footage)
Ed Kemper ...
Himself
Richard A. Ratner ...
Himself
Robert K. Ressler ...
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Documentary about serial killers and FBI Behavioral Sciences Profilers. Interviews with Ed Kemper and Ted Bundy as well as crime victims and law enforcement officials. Includes some Dramatic Recreations.

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Good Documentary on Serial Killers
23 November 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Murder: No Apparent Motive (1984)

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Fascinating and entertaining documentary that talks about the rise of serial killers in the United States. We get interviews with cops, detectives as well as victim's family members as they discuss certain cases and why there's a rise in the murders.

The main focus of this documentary are the cases of Ed Kemper and Ted Bundy. Both of them are among the most notorious serial killers in American history and this documentary offers up a close look at their cases. This includes a well-detailed interview with Kemper who talks about murdering his grandparents at 15 only to be released and start killing soon afterwards. There's interview footage with Bundy that he gave to a news station in Colorado as well as footage from his trial in Florida.

I came across this documentary after watching the similar THE KILLING OF America, which featured profiles of both killers. This here goes into much more detail about their cases so fans of this type of story will certainly want to check this. This film doesn't focus as much on the crimes but instead what led to the crime and how future murderers might be stopped or how people could protect themselves from being targets.


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