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Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992)

1992, Florida, USA. Aileen Wuornos is claimed to be the world's first female serial killer.

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Nick Broomfield

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Nick Broomfield
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jesse 'The Human Bomb' Aviles Jesse 'The Human Bomb' Aviles ... Himself (as The Human Bomb)
Nick Broomfield Nick Broomfield ... Himself - Interviewer
Cannonball Cannonball ... Himself
Steve Glazer Steve Glazer ... Himself
Brian Jarvis Brian Jarvis ... Himself (as Sgt. Brian Jarvis)
Stéphane Markcovich Stéphane Markcovich ... Himself
Michael McCarthy Michael McCarthy ... Himself
Dick Mills Dick Mills ... Himself
Tyria Moore Tyria Moore ... Herself
Arlene Pralle Arlene Pralle ... Herself
Mike Reynolds Mike Reynolds ... Himself
Noah P Taylor ... Boy on bicycle
Aileen Wuornos ... Herself
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1992, Florida, USA. Aileen Wuornos is claimed to be the world's first female serial killer.

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Documentary | Crime

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Rated R for language and sexual references | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aileen Wuornos eli miten murhaaja markkinoidaan See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.37 : 1
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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Prison Guard: You don't have any of those secret cameras on your belt, do you?
Nick Broomfield: No, I just have this rather large one right here.
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Great story, poor editing
11 April 2003 | by johara333See all my reviews

The movie jacket claims this film is along the lines of Michael Moore's Roger and Me and Errol Morris' The Thin Blue Line, I wouldn't go that far. This film uncovers the injustice Aileen received throughout her legal process, but it was lacking stylistically. The lighting was poor, unnecessary pauses distracted the viewer from the content of the interviews, and the editing could have been cleaner. Regardless of these stylistic faults, the film's subject matter carries the film, that and Wuornos's chillingly perceptive outbursts in court. This woman's story--told correctly--is a valuable lesson to Americans and brings to light the need to reform the criminal justice system, which for Aileen, was corrupt on every level.


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