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The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Crime | 10 March 2012 (USA)
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An experimental documentary that uses archival footage, interviews, and fictionalized scenarios to tell the story of the people around Jeffrey Dahmer, during the summer of his arrest in 1991.
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Herself - Neighbor
Jeffrey Jentzen ...
Himself - Medical Examiner
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Himself - Detective
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Tom Ashbrook ...
Radio Show Host (voice)
Peter Batchelder ...
Crime Scene Investigator #1
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Haz-Mat Man #1
Dick Blau ...
Optometrist
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Man with glasses
Brenda Bowen-Avant ...
Bus Rider with baby
Matt Brush ...
Liquor Store Employee
Bryan Cherry ...
Hotel Date
Candace Cherry ...
Bus person
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Hotel day clerk
Patrick Connelly ...
Grocery Store Employee
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In 1991 Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee and sentenced to 957 years in prison for killing 17 people and dismembering their bodies. This film explores the city of Milwaukee by meeting those surrounding Dahmer during and after his hidden spree. Recollections from Milwaukee Medical Examiner Jeffrey Jentzen, Police Detective Patrick Kennedy, and neighbor Pamela Bass are interwoven with archival footage and everyday scenes from Dahmer's life, working collectively to disassemble the facade of an ordinary man leading an ordinary existence. Written by Anonymous

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Won the Milwaukee Film Festival's Cream City Cinema Grand Jury Award for 2012. See more »

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When Dahmer is watching the Chicago Pride Parade go by, there is a woman in the front row of spectators recording the event on her smart phone. This was supposed to be 1991. See more »


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It get's better after a wall
27 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This starts off very slow to the point that I almost turned it off after a few minutes. However, when I saw that one of the speakers was the lead investigator on the Dahmer case, I continued to watch for a little while longer. And it was then that the documentary got interesting. This short movie follows the story of the lead investigator who interrogated Dahmer during his confession and how he corroborated with forensic investigators to determine just how many people Dahmer had killed. The deceive's and forensic's stories are good. The other chunk of the documentary interviews Dahmer's neighbor and a few others who knew him and their experience during his arrest. Although it offers another story/point of view to the case, it ultimately was not needed and made the picture feel slow and lackluster. The final chunk follows an actor playing the role of Dahmer just shopping and walking around so just reenacting his everyday life. This was absolutely a waste of footage and time. More footage of the Dahmer case would have been better to show in it's place.


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