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Tales of the Grim Sleeper (2014)

TV-MA | | Documentary, Crime | 30 January 2015 (UK)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Broomfield ...
Himself, also narrator
Lonnie David Franklin Jr. ...
Himself - 'Grim Sleeper' (as Lonnie Franklin)
Donna ...
Herself, Lonnie Franklin's neighbour
Steve ...
Himself, Lonnie Franklin's friend
Gary ...
Himself, Lonnie Franklin's friend
Richard ...
Himself, Lonnie Franklin's friend
Seymour Amster ...
Himself, Lonnie Franklin's defense attorney
Laverne Peters ...
Herself, mother of murder victim Janecia Peters
Margaret Prescod ...
Herself, founder of Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders
Pam Brooks ...
Herself (as Pamela Brooks)
Diana Ware ...
Herself, stepmother to 1987 murder victim Barbara Ware
Liz ...
Herself, friend of Pamela Brooks
DelaShawn ...
Herself, Chris Franklin's former girlfriend
Jerry ...
Himself, Lonnie Franklin's mechanic
Nana Gyamfi ...
Herself, lawyer, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders
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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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Shortlisted for 'Best Documentary Feature' at the 87th Academy Awards. See more »

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Making a story where there might not be one, as usual
4 February 2015 | by (Bristol, England) – See all my reviews

It's not bad - it shows that LAPD are incompetent, and that in South Central life is very cheap indeed. Usual Broomfield faux-incompetence. Can't quite prove the allegation that LAPD were complicit rather than incompetent in the non-arrest of a prodigious serial killer.

The impressive thing is the interviews, which Broomfield plays down. He can have people who were hurling insults at him tearfully recollecting, or admitting their own complicity as they realise they cleaned bloodstains or found victims.

I'm surprised some local tough guy didn't take him out, there seems to be a strange reliance on the police, who no-one remotely trusts for anything else, to solve the problem of a serial killer in the neighbourhood - looks like local people who weren't related to the victims didn't care any more than the LAPD.


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