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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

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
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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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English

Release Date:

11 September 1996 (USA) See more »

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Unabomber See more »

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Park City, Utah, USA See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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How True Is It ?
21 April 2003 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

Why is it whenever a serial killer is sentenced TV companies decide to make a TVM about the case ? This is a bad idea on both grounds of taste and artistic licence .

UNABOMBER: THE TRUE STORY is no better than most of these true crime TVMs . In fact it`s probably worse because much of the storyline descends into soap opera territory - the killer`s brother falls in love love ? Oh big deal . But my biggest beef is to do with the portrayal of investigator Ben Jeffries. So much of his early detective work to profiling the unabomber is down to intuition is it ? Great , maybe if the police used simple intuition to catch criminals instead of eyewitness statements and forensic evidence they`d be more criminals in prison - they`d certainly be more people in prison . And seeing as his real life name isn`t Ben Jeffries I`m led to ask how much of the other facts in the story have been changed . At no time did I feel there was any explanation as to why Theodore Kaczynski decided to become a terrorist against the technological society . He published an anti- tech manifesto I know and the TVM quotes this but the audience are never told what caused his resentment against the modern era in the first place

Give this a miss because you won`t learn anything . And I also wish to point out that if someone is called Theodore it doesn`t always make them a mass murderer


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