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Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000)

In the early 1980s, there was someone killing the children of Atlanta. Eventually a single man was caught and convicted in one of the largest manhunts in our nation's history. Ever since, ... See full summary »
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Jim Belushi ... Pat Laughlin (as James Belushi)
Gregory Hines ... Ron Larson
Sean McCann Sean McCann ... Aubrey Melton
Shawn Doyle ... Royal McCullough
Kenneth Welsh ... William Kunstler
Eugene Clark ... Dave
Jack Wallace ... Phil Peters
J.J. Johnston ... Clark Hildebrandt
Aidan Devine ... Jack Johnson
Lynda Gravatt Lynda Gravatt ... Mildred Glover
Debra Sharkey Debra Sharkey ... Sally Laughlin
Bill Duke ... Chirumenga Jenga
Bill MacDonald Bill MacDonald ... B.J.
Craig Eldridge Craig Eldridge ... Robert Ingram, GBI
Matthew Cooke Matthew Cooke ... Lubie Geter
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In the early 1980s, there was someone killing the children of Atlanta. Eventually a single man was caught and convicted in one of the largest manhunts in our nation's history. Ever since, the case has been closed until four years later two reporters investigate charges that the original investigation was filled with errors and tainted evidence. They seek to find the truth behind the Atlanta child murders. Written by mts77

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Two reporters searching for the truth... no matter where it takes them.


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Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Echo of Murder See more »

Filming Locations:

Stouffville, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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These murders prompted the first extensive use of serial killer profiling and forensic fiber analysis. See more »

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Just One Drink Closer To Heaven
Performed by John Lincoln Wright
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An Eye-Opener
7 February 2004 | by btvsalonSee all my reviews

I saw this movie and loved it! It opened my eyes to the depth and dimension of the "missing and murdered children" story. The actors were great and the plot had so much integrity (holding true to actual events and reports). I was a child growing up in Atlanta during the kidnappings and murders (1979-1982) and I remember the terror that paralyzed our city. And I do mean "paralyzed." So many leads and reports were not properly or promptly followed up on by our law enforcement--until it was too late. When the accused killer was arrested and later convicted, our community's fear was not assuaged. While I didn't understand the conviction to be a possible "coverup", I was convinced that some mistakes had been made. Even as a child I knew this. After seeing this movie in 2002, many of my suspicions were confirmed and many new questions were raised. This movie was the catalyst which sparked my renewed interest in seeing the whole truth brought to light. I recommend, after viewing the movie, that you read Rachael Bell's article on the Atlanta Child Murders/Wayne Williams.


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