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Unabomber: The True Story (1996)

The real story behind the hunt for Theodore J. Kaczynski, later known as the Unabomber, a terrorist who sent several bombs through the mail, alarming authorities and society. The movie ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Hays ... David Kaczynski
Dean Stockwell ... Ben Jeffries
Tobin Bell ... Theodore Kaczynski
Victoria Mallory Victoria Mallory
Bill Mondy
Scott Wilkinson Scott Wilkinson
Michael Flynn
Noel De Souza
Joyce Cohen
Tayva Patch Tayva Patch
David McConnell
Donré Sampson
Alan Gregory Alan Gregory
Joey Miyashima
Marcia Dangerfield


The real story behind the hunt for Theodore J. Kaczynski, later known as the Unabomber, a terrorist who sent several bombs through the mail, alarming authorities and society. The movie follows a postal inspector who tracks down the suspect; a obstinate detective; and Kaczynski's brother, who suspected of Ted after the publishing of his manifesto explaining the reasons for the bombings. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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Release Date:

11 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Unabomber See more »

Filming Locations:

Park City, Utah, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Great Performances (Especially by Stockwell)!
27 February 2016 | by mreswSee all my reviews

If I'm being completely honest, I was drawn to this movie because it stars one of the most gifted, and frankly under-appreciated, actors of this, or any other generation: The Legendary Dean Stockwell. Once I finally watched Unabomber: The True Story, I was riveted by the performances of Tobin Bell (best known for playing Jigsaw in the Saw series) and, of course, Dean himself as the ever-determined Postal Inspector Ben Jefferies. I was also pleasantly surprised at the dramatic acting chops of usually comedic actor Robert Hays as Ted's brother, David Kaczynski. Ultimately, for me though, it was an utter joy to watch Stockwell's intensity. The intelligence he showcased as he pieced together vital clues to the identity of this infamous serial bomber. His determination, which could have easily been misrepresented by a lesser actor, as power-hungry ambition. There were even moments of child-like jubilation which were reminiscent of the cherubic Child Actor who first captured our hearts in Anchors Aweigh. The scene where Ben is sitting underneath a tree comes to mind. As an avid Dean Stockwell fan, I have to wonder if Ted's penchant for Eugene O'Neill stamps is what prompted the film's director to hire him in the first place. O'Neill, after all, was the playwright who penned Long Day's Journey Into Night! If you're as big a fan of Dean's as I am, I highly recommend this movie.

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