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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Alice
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Carol (as Robin Demarco)
Ken Weiss ...
Mayor Turner
Patricia Place ...
Ma Kemper
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Adrienne Andersen ...
Waitress
Paul Speckman ...
Officer Phil
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Young Hitch Hiker
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Josie Murrow (as Nancy A. Harding)
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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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A Human Monster

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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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Quite dull
22 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Only for the most desperate true-crime buff, this TV movie-quality dramatization is about serial killer Ed Kemper and one certain cop's bond with him and his pursuit of him. Lame acting, worse dialogue (written by a former soft-core porn screenwriter), plot holes aplenty, and lackadaisical direction and editing. Many scenes are wide angle master-shots with no real framing, as the actors just meander on screen and recite their lines of dialogue. The plot is not very fact based considering it claims to be inspired by true events, it deviates from the facts of the case almost from square one. It seems like the screenwriters were not even familiar with the case when they wrote the screenplay. An interesting movie could have been made out of the story, but they did just about everything wrong here. And I did not know that people had laptop computers and cell phones with text messaging and photos in the 1970s?


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