A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies.

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Harris
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Ed
Sean Thomas ...
Ross
Jordan Blanchard ...
Young Ed
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McCormack (as Andy Horne)
Zarah Mahler ...
Peggy
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Carol (as Robin Demarco)
Ken Weiss ...
Mayor Turner
Patricia Place ...
Ma Kemper
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Adrienne Andersen ...
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Officer Phil
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A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies.

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violent content and language | See all certifications »
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25 November 2008 (USA)  »

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Ed Kemper - Mein Freund, der Killler  »

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In the Hospital files from Atascadero State Hospital, Kemper's full name is stated as "Edward Kemper", as someone probably assumed that Ed was a short for Edward. This is incorrect: Ed in this case is a short for Edmund, and in this context they most likely would've used his full name, Edmund Emil Kemper III. See more »

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The Filmmakers Know Very Little About Kemper
9 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of all, Ed Kemper was 6'9" tall - the actor playing him was short and way too old for the role. Kemper trolled college campuses for his victims and would not have been able to get to as many young women if he were in his 40's as he was portrayed.

Kemper was extremely intelligent and likable, but this merely portrays him as a one-note freak. Which he was not.

Dialogue terrible, and cell phones and computers in the 1970's! Who was the production designer? Glad I didn't pay to see this one. I wish a really fine movie would be made about this brilliant killer - too bad he wasn't able to use his smarts for the good of the world.

Even Kemper (he is still alive in prison) would roll with laughter at the way he's portrayed here.

Boring boring boring and pathetic piece of tripe.


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