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Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas (2009)

The true story of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
DA Farino
Rachel Ferrari ...
Female Victim (as Rachel J. Ferrari)
Kenneth W. Thornton ...
Man in Road (as Kenny Thornton)
Olivia - Girl in Theater
Nino Simon ...
Billy - Guy in Theater (as Nino Simone)
Officer Dollinger
Daniel Tostenson ...
Officer Miner
Sheriff Larabie
Ezra Averill ...
Henry - 8 years old
Thomas Garner ...
Keleigh Averill ...
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The true story of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas.

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1 April 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bloody Serial Killer  »

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Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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


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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Not perfect by any means...but it has many redeeming qualities
24 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

Not a perfect movie by any means...but well worth a look if you have even a passing interest in the murderous exploits of Henry Lee Lucas.

In response to Ted's 'review'...if it could be called that, please don't identify yourself as Australian again. I too am Australian and your childish observations give us all a bad name. And claiming that your location means you couldn't possibly have heard of Henry Lee Lucas is embarrassing...you have a computer...have you ever tried to use it for researching something and perhaps adding to your limited knowledge of the world? Sure you may not have enjoyed the film you 'reviewed', but you base your opinions on the fact you felt the film was 'horrible'. How enlightening for us all! You should stick to films in your age bracket and leave the reviewing to us adults in future who actually have some knowledge of the medium and who are able to construct a sentence that is coherent.

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