Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008)

R  |  Video  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  22 July 2008 (USA)
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Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Asarian
Arthur Winfield
Stuart Whitmore
Michael De Salvo
Michelle Marsden
Claudia De Salvo
Sondra De Salvo
Captain Parker
Fred Addison
Detective Donovan
Detective Spinelli
Jr. Detective Richie
Rachel Kempel ...


Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely confesses to being the strangler that wreaked havoc in Boston during the early sixties. Guided by his manipulative cell mate, who knows more about the murders than he reveals, they devise a plan to gain all of the notoriety from the killings and the money from the reward. Meanwhile, Detective John Marsden, searches out the truth certain that they were not committed by one man. Fighting the bureaucracy of the day, Marsden lets his emotions get the best of him as he follows the trail of the murders. Written by G. Sprinkle

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The last face 13 women ever saw.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including rape, and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

22 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Boston Strangler  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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When albert confesses about a killing a woman in the 60s in the flash back the bedroom wall has a digital thermostat and decora switches both items come from the 90s. See more »


References The Godfather (1972) See more »


Music & Lyrics by Joel Schmidt
Performed by Sara Picillo
Courtesy of DC Press Publishing (BMI) Music Library
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Bud Bundy Surprised Me!
11 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

David Faustino surprised me as Albert De Salvo in this low budget film. Forget Bud Bundy, he really does a great job in bringing this suspect to life on screen. Short, illiterate, and possibly had a low I.Q. Albert De Salvo took a giant leap by being labeled the Boston Strangler. Although he had a wife and two kids, Albert De Salvo was a deeply troubled man and plagued with guilt. This film tells part of the story since it's possible that he wasn't the Boston Strangler after all. This film begins with a phone call to a doctor to talk about the Boston Strangler. During the course of the film, we see the frustrated Boston police, mayor, and journalists pressured to catch a serial killer. One police man had his doubts and he had every right to wonder if he had placed an innocent man in prison. Although De Salvo wasn't innocent entirely, this film depicts a man who would have been tortured by his conscience and guilt of other crimes. This film highlights Faustino's dramatic abilities. The story of this film has some holes and nobody in the cast is recognizable perhaps Corin Nemec who played the lawyer, Stuart Whitmore. There are still lots of questions about the Boston Strangular. But I'll leave it up to the audience. It's not a bad film but it's a low budget film.

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