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The Alphabet Killer (2008)

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Based on the true story of the double initial killings in Rochester, NY.

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In Rochester, a pre-teen girl is abducted, raped, and murdered. Detective Megan Paige investigates: she works long hours obsessively, and soon she's seeing visions of the dead girl. The FBI profiles the killer as a spontaneous drifter, lucky not to get caught; Megan thinks he's local and a methodical planner. She notes that the victim's first and last names and the place the body was left start with "C." When a second murder follows the same pattern, Megan is vindicated, but her obsessions get the best of her, and her mental state impedes her work. With the help of medication, therapy, and a friend, can she regain her equilibrium and catch the alphabet killer? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Based on a true story.

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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10 December 2009 (Kuwait)  »

Also Known As:

O Assassino do Alfabeto  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$11,000 (USA) (7 November 2008)

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$29,784 (USA) (12 December 2008)
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Based on the true story of the double initial killings in Rochester, NY. See more »

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It is mentioned that two of the girls killed had recently been to the aquarium. Rochester, NY does not have an aquarium. See more »

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[first lines]
Megan Paige: Mostly the job is to ask questions. The frustrating part, the part that drives you crazy, is that the people you really want to talk to are dead.
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Skeleton (She's So Cool)
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Painful
29 December 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Saw the rating of 6/10 on here and decided to give this a try. Bad mistake!

I thought this was the worst serial killer movie I have ever seen. You know it's a bad sign when the serial killer seems more sane than the lead character.

The lead character was not very bright nor likable, and I spent most of the movie hoping for her demise.

Just because it's loosely based off a real life event does not mean it should become a movie.

I would NOT recommend this movie at all.


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