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Happy Face Killer (2014)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  1 March 2014 (USA)
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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.

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Keith Hunter Jesperson
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Melinda Gand
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Cotton
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Diane Loftin
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Felicia Boones
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Sissy Peyton
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Candy
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Peter
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Summer Northern
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Delores Pavlinac
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Dez Whitman (as David Allan Pearson)
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Taffy Billings
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John Jesperson
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Redhead
Kurt Evans ...
Levi Mayfield
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Follow the hunt and ultimate capture of serial killer Keith Hunter Jesperson. An aspiring cop turned long-haul truck driver after a failed marriage, Jesperson strangled his first victim following an argument and was back on the road again the very next day, killing at least eight women over a five-year span as he crisscrossed the country. Upset after a woman falsely confesses that she and her boyfriend are responsible for one of his murders, Jesperson begins to taunt the authorities by sending a series of disturbing letters to newspaper editors, even scribbling confessions on the walls of highway rest stops admitting that he loved killing his victims. By signing his morbid notes with a happy face, he earned himself the notorious nickname, "Happy Face Killer" and forever left his mark of fear. Written by Lifetime Television

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Just before Taffy Billings is killed the scene is outside a motel which has a British Columbia phone number on the sign, while movie is set in Oregon/Washington states. See more »

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More fiction than fact
29 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of all, Arquette does not look at all like Jesperson, who was a very large guy. Names of real victims not used.Cell phone used in one scene in movie not available back then , a much more advanced model than what was available back then. We lived thru this back then , agency I worked for investigated this case... Movie more fiction than reality.Too bad Lifetime jumped the gun on making this movie as it could have been dealt with more facts than fiction. Again, casting of main character (s) way off.Very weak acting. Next time when making a movie about a real case, get it factual. This was a big disappointment .


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