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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Belushi ... Pat Laughlin (as James Belushi)
Gregory Hines ... Ron Larson
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


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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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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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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Performed by Mark Thie and Helen Buscema
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7 May 2002 | by flimbuffSee all my reviews

A racially mixed pair of reporters start out to cover the Atlanta child murder cases and come to believe that a huge KKK conspiracy is involved in the killings and it was covered up by a combination of police bungling and politics. The story is almost believable yet it fails to recognize that the situation was such that American black activists were all over the case too and it would seem very likely that they would publicize such a conspiracy and not just let the matter rest as it has. The film is a little too simplistic in that sense and doesn't cover any extensive interviews with the defendant or examine why or if the murders continued after his apprehension. I could readily understand the political motives for covering up such an inflammatory conspiracy but it seems too far fetched to believe that such a coverup would have to involve so many people of different races and views that it just seems to implausable. Good effort by Hines and Belushi though.

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