Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a law student and where other girls disappear. It takes the cooperation of a number of police forces to work efficiently on this case. Soon, but not soon enough, the police eliminate endless possibilities and close in on him. Bundy is tried in the media and his good-boy attitude brings him sympathy but also the hatred of many.
Steve Richer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
He was easy to like. Deadly to know. Tough to catch.
Did You Know?
Deborah Goodrich's character Martha Chambers, the pretty young girl who sticks by his side till the end, even after his long-time girlfriend severs ties (and nicknaming him "Bundy Bunny", is very loosely based on Bundy's later wife, Carole Ann Boone. Boone never worked with Bundy at the prevention center, and didn't know him as long as depicted here. See more
Richard Larsen [George Grizzard] states in the beginning of the movie that Ted Bundy's reign of terror began in Seattle in 1974 and ended in Miami in 1979. While Bundy was apprehended for the last time in Florida, the murders he committed were in Tallahassee and Jacksonville, which are in the northern Florida. Miami, on the other hand, is in southern Florida, and is almost 350 miles south of Jacksonville and almost 470 miles from Tallahassee. There is no evidence that Bundy ever traveled that far south. See more
Det. Mike Fisher
What did you think about that call to Cas?
Phone records show that he made one every single night a girl vanished. I'd call that more than a coincidence.
Det. Mike Fisher
I think Theodore had a need to tell Mommy he was a really good boy after all. A little stroking.
I loved that bit about the patent leather shoes. Ted says he's never had any, and this guy who lives in Ted's apartment house sits there on the stand: "I distinctly remember Ted Bundy wearing patent leather shoes because I happen to hate patent ...
Referenced in Turbulence