The Capture of the Green River Killer (2008)

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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 ... 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)
John Pielmeier ...
 Gary Ridgway (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Fiona Remus (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Jeb Dallas (2 episodes, 2008)
Frank Adamson ...
 Coroner (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 ...
 Len (2 episodes, 2008)
Andrew De Pape ...
 Young Dave (2 episodes, 2008)
Nicola De Pape ...
 Young Angela (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Oregon Detective (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Wife (2 episodes, 2008)
Andrea Dziadek ...
 Anna (2 episodes, 2008)
David Stuart Evans ...
 New Desk Sergeant (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Joe Jakes (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Bobby (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)
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 Opal Mills (2 episodes, 2008)
Allen Kennedy ...
 Police Photographer (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Nat's Mother (2 episodes, 2008)
Tim Kiriluk ...
 Husband (2 episodes, 2008)
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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)
Stephen Eric McIntyre ...
 Everett Holloway (2 episodes, 2008)
Kristin Millar ...
 Luann (2 episodes, 2008)
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)
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 Ellie Slater (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Eleanor (2 episodes, 2008)
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)
Ed Sutton ...
 Detective #2 (2 episodes, 2008)
Crystal Tkach ...
 News Reporter #1 (2 episodes, 2008)
Jenna Ullenboom ...
 Wendy Coffield (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Gladys (2 episodes, 2008)
Magally Zelaya ...
 Greta (2 episodes, 2008)
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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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The narrator quotes from a poem, Invictus, by William Earnest Henley, that ends with the famous lines, "I am the master of my fate/ I am the captain of my soul." See more »

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Examines the tragic victims, a tribute to the anonymous...
6 November 2009 | by (United States) – 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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