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The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)

The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killin' cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama. The movie concentrates ... See full summary »

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Los Angeles Deputy D.A. Richard Carson
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Jason Brown
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The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killin' cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama. The movie concentrates on the killers story, as well as on the life of Officer Bob Grogan, who investigated their case. Look for the real Bob Grogan as the Washington cop who arrests Kenneth Bianchi! Written by Jaromir Krol <jaromirk@kr.onet.pl>

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2 April 1989 (USA)  »

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Dennis Farina who plays serial killer Angelo Buono was actually a Chicago Police Officer for 18 years in real life See more »

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Version of Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders (2006) See more »

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not so bad
1 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Amazing how dated these productions and formats look now.

I would be shocked if the director wasn't the same Director who did Colombo, Ironside and Police Squad

However, having said that, I love this format as a nostalgia trip from my childhood, with respect to the aforementioned TV shows.

This story is worth documenting as a treatise on how sick humans can be, and in fairness, its dealt with with dignity to the victims families and I agree with that decision, re: to focus on the murderers and police rather than the murders per se.

Some great actors in this show, and in many ways, the subject matter is equal in interest with the way the US produced TV films in the 80's

Mustaches prevail and very big hair of the female variety is at its USA 80's biggest.

Enjoy!


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