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Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas (2009)

The true story of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas.

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Henry
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DA Farino
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Becky
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Ottis
Rachel Ferrari ...
Female Victim (as Rachel J. Ferrari)
Kenneth W. Thornton ...
Man in Road (as Kenny Thornton)
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Olivia - Girl in Theater
Nino Simon ...
Billy - Guy in Theater (as Nino Simone)
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Officer Dollinger
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Officer Miner
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Sheriff Larabie
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Viola
Ezra Averill ...
Henry - 8 years old
Thomas Garner ...
Hennessey
Keleigh Averill ...
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The true story of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas.

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, some aberrant sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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1 April 2009 (USA)  »

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Bloody Serial Killer  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At 14:40 of the movie there is a mugshot of a man on a Clipboard hanging below the map. That is actually a mugshot of the real Henry Lee Lucas. See more »

Goofs

When Henry is receiving shock therapy after his glass eye has been removed the actor's real eyeball is visible. See more »

Quotes

Henry: [referring to hitchhiker] Well, she ain't your type.
Ottis: But she sure is yours. I'll let you have her first.
Henry: Naw, I ain't too good with girls.
Ottis: She ain't a girl. She's just juicy white meat.
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Connections

References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Tappin', Snappin' & Clappin'
Written by Dana Ferandelli
Performed by Dana Ferandelli and Jenna Sanz-Agero (as Jenna Sanz-Agero)
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Realistic portrayal of life of Henry Lee Lucas
9 September 2009 | by (Åland Islands) – See all my reviews

This movie is not a classical low budget blunder trying to cash in on the fact that it's about serial killer. Granted, the budget was small, but that did not made a big impact on the movie. Script is well written, and constructed. Realistically portraying the torture in his childhood years, that later on led to his twisted personality, movie is not afraid to make a bit longer scenes, just to make you a bit more uncomfortable.

Henry Lee Lucas was a serial killer that, imprisoned, confessed to over 600 murders. Truth is that we really do not know how many victims he killed, due to his false confessions that were rewarded by the police by better treatment.

Overall, do not expect a masterpiece, or some innovative and strange things in it, but more of familiar style of directing with the focus on the story. If you want to go further than that, you can start analyzing events in his childhood and their impact on his killing urges. Was it all his fault, or were there other culprits?

Movie did manage to stick to the actual story of Henry, so it's not all dramatization and imagined events, like some of the recent movies. They slap a "based on a true events" sticker on it, and hope that it will sell better. This is not the case here.


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