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Out of the Darkness (1985)

"Out of the Darkness" is a gripping thriller telling the true story of the hunt and capture of David Berkowitz, a.k.a. "Son of Sam" - the infamous serial killer who stalked New York City in... See full summary »

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... Eddie Zigo
... Father George
... John Hubbard
... Ann Zigo
... Tom Duncan
... David Berkowitz
... Guido Pressano
... Jim Halsey
... Nick Zigo
... Susan Zigo
... Ed Zigo Jr.
Bernie McInerney ... Dr. Miller
... 'Boss' Tom Messenger
... Morrison
Paul Jabara ... Henry
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"Out of the Darkness" is a gripping thriller telling the true story of the hunt and capture of David Berkowitz, a.k.a. "Son of Sam" - the infamous serial killer who stalked New York City in the 1970s. Written by Jaromir Krol <jaromirk@kr.onet.pl>

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12 October 1985 (USA)  »

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When Martin Sheen's character and his partner go door-to-door interviewing potential witnesses, the second door they knock on is answered by a guy with shaving foam on his face. The guy is 'Charlie Sheen'. He slams the door on the two officers and Martin Sheen quips, "Nice boy." See more »

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In the film, Berkowitz is arrested during the winter. But in reality, he was arrested in August 1977. See more »

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A colossal disappointment
12 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

The above average ratings of this made-for-TV movie seem way too high. I expected an in-depth look at the search for the "Son of Sam," and instead found a mushy look at the familial life of the lead investigator, played by Sheen. In fact, the Son of Sam character was not developed at all. The only reason I stuck through the film was my prior interest to find out how the police captured Sam. It is very difficult to believe that this is the same Sheen who made Apocalypse Now just six years before this.


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