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The Grim Sleeper (2014)

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Journalist Christine Pelisek helps law enforcement investigate the alleged serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper.

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Nick Broomfield digs into the case of the notorious serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper, who terrorized South Central Los Angeles over a span of twenty-five years.

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Detective Simms
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Detective Gerry Claymar
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Margette
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Bob Lesser
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Local New Reporter #2
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Livi Vasquez
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Rhonda Willis
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Ebony King
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Melayna Jefferson
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Missing Woman
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The Grim Sleeper follows LA Weekly reporter Christine Pelisek (Walker) as she doggedly investigates the unsolved murders of dozens of women in Los Angeles and soon realizes one person is responsible for many of these deaths that began over 20 years earlier. After a string of murders in the 1980s, the violence seemed to end; but almost 14 years later, another murder spree begins, leading Pelisek to dub the killer "The Grim Sleeper." The reporter-turned-amateur detective notices similarities between the cases and sets out to break the story of her career, researching evidence and interviewing witnesses for clues to the killer's identity. While police and lead detectives (Hudson, O'Neill) kept the community in the dark about a potential serial killer on the loose, Pelisek contacts the victims' families to offer them the truth about what may have happened to their daughters, sisters, wives and mothers. When the only known survivor (Gray) comes forward to tell her side of the story, pieces... Written by Lifetime Television

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The movie is based on the real case of "The Grim Sleeper," who is suspected in at least 10 deaths, one attempted murder and six others between 1985 and 2007 (with a 14-year gap in between. In July 2010, Lonnie Davis Franklin, Jr., was arrested and charged with 10 counts of murder and one of attempted murder. He has not been charged, as of August 2014, with six other murders police believe he might have committed during his suspected 14-year hiatus. See more »

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While dozens of women were believed killed in the 1980s in southern Los Angeles, the Grim Sleeper has only been charged or suspected in ten of the killings. See more »

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It's a lifetime true crime movie
17 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's not that bad! It's a lifetime movie after all, you can't really expect a blockbuster theater quality movie. I think the story is pretty interesting. Basically a journalist breaks the case because the police aren't doing their job. I don't think the acting is that terrible either. It keeps your attention, and unless the end is truly awful(I have about 15 minutes left)I think it deserves more than the 2 stars the previous reviewer gave it. I even learned something-I had never heard of "familial DNA" before I saw this movie. Anyway I think it's not a total waste of 2 hours to watch this movie, especially if you are a fan of the true crime genre.


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