MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 18,120 this week

An Officer and a Murderer (2012)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  21 July 2012 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 332 users  
Reviews: 9 user

The riveting film is based on the true story of a powerful and respected military officer who committed numerous brutal crimes and was eventually brought down by a tenacious small town police detective.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 507 titles
created 13 Mar 2011
 
a list of 2058 titles
created 10 Dec 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 18 May 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 09 Nov 2013
 
a list of 4859 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: An Officer and a Murderer (TV Movie 2012)

An Officer and a Murderer (TV Movie 2012) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of An Officer and a Murderer.
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dorsal (2014)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A 9-year old girl brings home a homeless man she believes to be the reincarnation of her recently flushed goldfish.

Director: Aidan Shipley
Stars: Peyton Kennedy, Jonathan Goad, Christine Horne
Biography | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

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

Director: Stanley M. Brooks
Stars: Michael O'Neill, Ernie Hudson, Macy Gray
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Richard Hunter, a promising young lawyer at a prestigious firm, has the perfect future mapped out. However, a costly mistake with a powerful client has put it all at risk. In a desperate ... See full summary »

Director: Leah Walker
Stars: Sam Trammell, Joshua Close, Laura Harris
Path of Souls (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Jeremy Torrie
Stars: Nathaniel Arcand, Russell Badger, Adam Beach
Happy Face Killer (TV Movie 2014)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Serial killer Keith Jesperson murders at least eight women over a five-year span and taunts authorities with disturbing letters and scribbled confessions signed with a happy face.

Director: Rick Bota
Stars: David Arquette, Gloria Reuben, Daryl Shuttleworth
An Amish Murder (TV Movie 2013)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A murder investigation in her hometown triggers deep-seated emotions in an Ohio police chief who came from the Amish community.

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Stars: Neve Campbell, Christian Campbell, C. Thomas Howell
The Good Sister (TV Movie 2014)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Struggling with marital problems, a man begins a passionate affair with his wife's long-lost, twin sister.

Director: Philippe Gagnon
Stars: Sonya Walger, Ben Bass, Bobbie Phillips
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A charming but devious college student is accused of killing his wealthy father and attempting to murder his mother in their home while they slept.

Director: Norma Bailey
Stars: Eric McCormack, Matt Barr, Lolita Davidovich
Murder on Pleasant Drive (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The "true story" of John Smith and his disappearing wives, and how the perseverance of the daughter and sister of his second wife Fran finally brought the story together and broke at least a part of the case.

Director: Michael Scott
Stars: Kelli Williams, Amy Madigan, Susan Hogan
Cycles (2014)
Short | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

This short dance film reveals its narrative through repetition of the choreography. Two men love the same woman. It costs them their friendship. The rejected man cycles through the life of ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Cobden
Stars: Laura Harris, Romina D'Ugo, Joe Cobden
Living with the Enemy I (TV Movie 2005)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Allison falls in love with billionaire software developer Phillip, and they soon get married. She begins to suspect her new hubby in his previous wife's death. Is he keeping secrets from her?

Director: Philippe Gagnon
Stars: Sarah Lancaster, Mark Humphrey, David McIlwraith
Four Extraordinary Women (TV Movie 2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

John comes into contact with four breast cancer sufferers. The first is his mother, the second is his childhood nanny, the third is his wife, and the final is his sister.

Director: Gail Harvey
Stars: George Stults, Laura Harris, Katie Boland
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Colonel Russell Williams
...
Detective Jennifer Dobson
...
Detective Nick Gallagher
...
Mary Elizabeth Harriman
Catherine Disher ...
Captain Catherine Novak
...
Beth Pelway (as Zoe De Grand'Maison)
...
John Pelway
Shannon Doyle ...
Trudy Pelway
David Ferry ...
Charlie Straw (as Dave Ferry)
...
Jessica Lloyd
...
Gwen Pelway
...
Major Ken Lee
...
Corporal Marie-France Comeau
...
Robert Lloyd
...
Minister Shaw
Edit

Storyline

The riveting film is based on the true story of a powerful and respected military officer who committed numerous brutal crimes and was eventually brought down by a tenacious small town police detective.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 July 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Assassino Oficial  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Gary Cole plays Col. Russell Williams, a military man convicted of murder in 2010. Cole played Captain/Doctor Jeffrey MacDonald in the 1984 TV movie 'Fatal Vision' based on the book of the same name by Joe McGinniss. MacDonald was also a (former) military man convicted of murder. MacDonald killed his wife and two daughters in February of 1970. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Effectively told true story
12 July 2014 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

The title says it all. There's no mystery here in who's doing it, breaking into houses stealing underwear and dildos, at the same time as he is living a perfect life and is just appointed the main boss at an important military establishment.

The mystery is how a well respected man can be such an offender. Well, he's not the first, and will not be the last, seemingly living a perfect life, but not able to control his sick sexual urges.

This Canadian movie, directed by Norma Bailey has Gary Cole in the main role, and he is doing a great job as always. As is the rest of the cast, though that's not a shock, as Canadians are very good at making films with true and realistic acting.

Well worth a watch!


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This is clearly inappropriate but.... staticline1
Discuss An Officer and a Murderer (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?