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To Catch a Killer (1992)

Unrated | | Biography, Crime, Drama | TV Movie 15 May 1992
"To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer ... See full summary »

Director:

Eric Till

Writer:

Jud Kinberg
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Dennehy ... John Wayne Gacy
Michael Riley ... Joe Kozenczak
Margot Kidder ... Rachel Grayson
Meg Foster ... Attorney Carlson
Martin Julien ... Koslo
Scott Hylands ... Paxton
David Eisner David Eisner ... Williams
John Boylan John Boylan ... Atkins
Tony De Santis ... DeMarco (as Tony DeSantis)
Mark Humphrey ... King
Gary Reineke Gary Reineke ... Petrie
Tim Progosh ... Morris
Danny Pawlick Danny Pawlick ... Santori
Bruce Ramsay ... Bragg
Brenda Bazinet ... Alice Pearson
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Storyline

"To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer who raped and murdered over 30 young boys. Written by Jaromir Krol <jaromirk@kr.onet.pl>

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Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To Catch a Killer See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video) | (video) | (video)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Like John Wayne Gacy, Brian Dennehy is a very burly man. However in real-life Dennehy is much taller than the real-life John Wayne Gacy. Gacy was only 5'8" while Brian Dennehy stands at a solid 6'2". See more »

Goofs

Although the film takes place in the late 1970s, Many of the fashions, hairstyles, and cars are from the late 80s early 90s. See more »

Quotes

John Wayne Gacy: [as Paxton sits at his table] Wait a minute, who the hell are you?
Paxton: [gestures to DeMarco and King] I'm their boss. I bring you regards, from John Miklovich... said he worked for you.
John Wayne Gacy: I don't remember anybody with a name like that, do you?
[Koslo shakes his head]
Paxton: That's funny, he described you perfectly: loud, big belly. Waiter! What are you drinking, John?
John Wayne Gacy: [snatches pad and pencil from waiter] Who the hell do you think you're talking to? Give me that thing. I want your name and shield number right ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Alternate 95 min. (USA runtime) TV movie version is more commonly available. See more »

Connections

Version of Dear Mr. Gacy (2010) See more »

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Im surprised no one else has commented on this film
24 January 2007 | by aarone2884See all my reviews

IT is a fantastic movie. and based in fact...and incredibly Creepy to think it is on a true story.

Seriously...Brian denehey as John Gacy is brilliant. Seriously worthy of a Oscar....considering Charlize Theron played Aileen in monster and won an Oscar for her portrayal of that serial killer.

(i know it seems Apples and oranges...but i think you know what i mean.)

I've watched both..and Brian deftly deserved some accreditation for it...shame it wasn't released now days wit bigger budget etc..

Excellent.


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