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Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)

A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

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Jason Moss
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Alyssa
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Alex Moss
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Valerie Moss
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Frank Moss
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Stan
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Guard Thompson
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Professor Harris
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FBI Agent
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Male Hustler
Hunter Elliott ...
Butcher Shop Victim
Michaela Mann ...
Prostitute
Dee Jay Jackson ...
Desk Guard
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1993. Overachieving college student Jason Moss, fascinated by serial crime, decides to write his criminology class term paper on John Wayne Gacy, who is on death row and scheduled to be executed in six months time. Jason's criminology professor, Mr. Harris, will only allow Jason to write his paper on Gacy if Jason can come up with a fresh angle, as he himself believes the topic of serial killers is already overexposed. After writing Gacy a nondescript letter and receiving a questionnaire from Gacy in return, Jason believes the fresh angle would be truly to get inside Gacy's head, specifically to learn what makes him tick, by presenting himself in subsequent correspondence to Gacy as Gacy's "type", i.e. a vulnerable young man from a dysfunctional family and thus who is possibly at risk. Despite the advice that he needs to watch out for cunning Gacy, Jason is certain he can outsmart the serial criminal at his own game. Things take an unexpected turn for Jason when he starts receiving ... Written by Huggo

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Would you write to a serial killer? [Scandinavian DVD.]

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing sexual content including graphic dialogue, language throughout and some violence | See all certifications »

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Caro Sr. Gacy  »

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The movie is based on a true story See more »

Quotes

Glen Phillips: [when getting handcuffs put on him] So what's the trick?
John Wayne Gacy: [starts choking him] The TRICK... is to find the key!
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Crazy Credits

This film is based on the story of Jason Moss, as told by him in the book entitled "The Last Victim". Mr. Moss' recounting of certain events could not be verified. See more »

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Features Leeza (1994) See more »

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Forever Won't Change
Music by: Rob Williams and Sherrie Adams
Lyrics by: Sherrie Adams
Performed by: Sherrie Adams
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Forsythe delivers
25 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

Well paced thriller with a good amount of creepy.

I like it when there's a character who transforms in a movie. Moss becomes involved with Gacy who gets inside his head and stirs up some trouble. We see his character sink lower and lower as a result of his obsession. The fact that this is based on a true story where the student becomes successful but still succumbs to something dark and commits suicide brings layers to this movie; and a yearning to know many more details of what really happened between these two men.

Forsythe and Moss have good chemistry and depth.

I recommend. I will be very surprised if you do not google this story after viewing - I did.


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