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Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story (1992)

This film is based on the true story of Aileen Wuornos a prostitute-turned-serial killer who preyed mostly on truck drivers.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Smart ... Aileen Wuornos
Park Overall ... Tyria Moore
Tim Grimm Tim Grimm ... Capt. Steve Binegar
Ernie Lively ... Maj. Dan Henry
Geoffrey Rivas
Erich Anderson
Anthony Dean Fields Anthony Dean Fields
T.C. Warner T.C. Warner ... Amy
Dave Florek Dave Florek
Brion James ... Bruce Munster
Marc Alaimo ... Sheriff Walton
Arell Blanton Arell Blanton ... Douglas Chambers
Joe Bratcher Joe Bratcher ... Dennis
Robert Alan Browne ... Businessman
Lee de Broux ... Sheriff Benson


This film is based on the true story of Aileen Wuornos a prostitute-turned-serial killer who preyed mostly on truck drivers.

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Release Date:

17 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Balades fatales See more »

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Florida, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Aileen believed this proved her theory that the police were letting her get away with murder at first. Just to create a female serial killer to boost movie deals! This is explained in a documentary about her. See more »


Referenced in Mass Murder (2002) See more »

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Overkill vs Monster : Life on the Mean Streets
18 December 2005 | by deanofrppsSee all my reviews

Even the Devil has a sad tale to tell and Milton told it in glittering prose attaining unapproachable literary heights.

I saw Overkill some time ago. There were some respects in which I found it superior to Monster. Aileen was far less a sympathetic character in Overkill. Her motives were more clearly self-aggrandizement and anti-social. True she suffered the sting of betrayal; Ailleen was betrayed by someone she had trusted and cared for but such is the way of the street.

I find it interesting how the same story can be retold from a different perspective. Just compare the old tear-jerker weaper I WANT TO LIVE made in the more liberal 1950s with the made for TV version from the 1970s.

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