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The Capture of the Green River Killer 

Not Rated | | Biography, Crime, Drama | TV Mini-Series (2008– )
A pair of girls seeking adventure beyond the their Western Washington trailer park encounter the area's most ruthless serial killer. Based on Sheriff David Reichert's book, "Chasing the ... See full summary »
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 Dave Reichert 2 episodes, 2008
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 Captain Norwell 2 episodes, 2008
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 Helen 'Hel' Remus 2 episodes, 2008
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 Det. Faye Brooks 2 episodes, 2008
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 Natalie 'Nat' Webley 2 episodes, 2008
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 Julie Reichert 2 episodes, 2008
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 Angela Reichert 2 episodes, 2008
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 Gary Ridgway 2 episodes, 2008
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 Fiona Remus 2 episodes, 2008
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 Jeb Dallas 2 episodes, 2008
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 Bram Seton 2 episodes, 2008
Dan Augusta ...
 Young Gary Ridgway 2 episodes, 2008
Paige Bannister ...
 Colleen Brockman 2 episodes, 2008
Trisha Benjamin ...
 Marsue Haller 2 episodes, 2008
Debbie Benson ...
 News Reporter #3 2 episodes, 2008
John Bluethner ...
 Newscaster 2 episodes, 2008
Jason Blundell ...
 Jail Guard 2 episodes, 2008
Jessica Burleson ...
 Marsue Haller #1 2 episodes, 2008
Cory Cassidy ...
 Special Officer 2 episodes, 2008
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 Mary Meehan 2 episodes, 2008
Steed Crandell ...
Andrew De Pape ...
 Young Dave 2 episodes, 2008
Nicola De Pape ...
 Young Angela 2 episodes, 2008
Sandy Durko ...
 Oregon Detective 2 episodes, 2008
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Andrea Dziadek ...
David Stuart Evans ...
 New Desk Sergeant 2 episodes, 2008
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 Joe Jakes 2 episodes, 2008
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 Marsue's Mother 2 episodes, 2008
Ernesto Griffith ...
 Detective #1 2 episodes, 2008
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 Ellie's Boyfriend 2 episodes, 2008
Ron Johannson ...
 Detective Randy Mullinax 2 episodes, 2008
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 Gary's Mom 2 episodes, 2008
Suzanne Kelly ...
 Opal Mills 2 episodes, 2008
Allen Kennedy ...
 Police Photographer 2 episodes, 2008
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 Nat's Mother 2 episodes, 2008
Tim Kiriluk ...
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 Lynn Mosey 2 episodes, 2008
Jacqueline Loewen ...
 Cynthia Hinds 2 episodes, 2008
Arne MacPherson ...
 Goatee Man 2 episodes, 2008
Rylan Mayberry ...
 Chase @ 8 2 episodes, 2008
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 Everett Holloway 2 episodes, 2008
Kristin Millar ...
Jim Nicholas ...
 News Reporter #2 2 episodes, 2008
Brian Edward Roach ...
 FBI Agent 2 episodes, 2008
Joanne Rodriguez ...
 Desk Sergeant 2 episodes, 2008
Jacob Sanderson ...
 Young Dave 2 episodes, 2008
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 Seth Imperia 2 episodes, 2008
Kristen Sawatzky ...
 Ellie Slater 2 episodes, 2008
Brittany Scobie ...
Chris Sigurdson ...
 The Grunt 2 episodes, 2008
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 Man in canoe 2 episodes, 2008
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 Polygraph Tester 2 episodes, 2008
Edward Sutton ...
 Detective #2 2 episodes, 2008
Crystal Tkach ...
 News Reporter #1 2 episodes, 2008
Jenna Ullenboom ...
 Wendy Coffield 2 episodes, 2008
Kelly Wolfman ...
Magally Zelaya ...
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A pair of girls seeking adventure beyond the their Western Washington trailer park encounter the area's most ruthless serial killer. Based on Sheriff David Reichert's book, "Chasing the Devil: My Twenty-Year Quest to Capture the Green River Killer". Written by Anonymous

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15 March 2008 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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The actor who played Gary Ridgeway, John Pielmeier, is a co-writer of the script. See more »

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Examines the tragic victims, a tribute to the anonymous...
6 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

This film is not like most serial killer stories, in that it examines the lives of the young girls, tragic victims in the wrong place at the wrong time, born into the wrong social class with little choices Amy Davidson as victim Helen "Hel" Remus is particularly tragic and notable; a discarded child really, her mother Opal (Sharon Lawrence) is an impoverished waitress living in a trailer park, drinking, and attaching to any man who will be her meal ticket for a day.

Tom Cavanagh is good as local Detective Reichert, who persists on the Green River Killer case despite the foibles and arrogance of the FBI.

The actor portraying Gary Ridgeway is effectively sleazy and odious, he looks like any gas station attendant a young girl may hitch a ride from: that's the truly frightening aspect. Most serial killers blend in the scenery, hold steady jobs, and many are never caught.

Indeed the Green River Killer was free for over a decade and his tally of victims has never been clearly established.

Overall the film is not perfect in that some of the deeper psychological issues leading to these tragedies could have been explored, for instance what leads young girls to a transient life in the first place, and why is society failing here?.

Worth watching as it is respectful of the young and tragic victims of these senseless and random homicides. 8/10.


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