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Bundy (2002)

Ted Bundy (original title)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Reilly Burke ... Ted Bundy
Boti Bliss ... Lee (as Boti Ann Bliss)
Julianna McCarthy Julianna McCarthy ... Professor
Jennifer Tisdale ... Pretty Girl
Michael Santos Michael Santos ... Man at the Window
Annalee Autumn Annalee Autumn ... Girl Attacked on Street (as Anna Lee Wooster)
Steffani Brass ... Julie
Samantha Tabak Samantha Tabak ... Vincennes (as Tricia Dickson)
Meadow Sisto Meadow Sisto ... Welch
Eric DaRe ... Male Partygoer (as Eric Dare)
Melissa Schmidt ... Female Partygoer
Deborah Offner ... Beverly
Zarah Little Zarah Little ... Garber
Alison West Alison West ... Randall
Matt Hoffman ... Arnie
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Docu-drama based on the life of Ted Bundy, a serial killer who killed at least 19 young women during the 1970's (though some sources say as many as 30 to 35 were murdered). Set from his college student years, to his first victims, his capture, escape from prison (twice), his final killing spree to his trial, conviction and execution. Written by Anonymous

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Not every serial killer fits the profile. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence involving a sexual predator/serial killer, sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,710, 15 September 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,073, 22 September 2002
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene when Ted and his girlfriend Lee are celebrating with friends at a party, a woman walks up to Lee introducing herself as "Beverly" and talks to her about working with Ted at a crisis center. Her character is clearly a reference to Ann Rule, a true-crime author who met and worked with the real Ted Bundy at a crisis center in Seattle, Washington during the early 1970s. Furthermore, Rule did, in fact, meet and talk with the real Ted Bundy's girlfriend at a Christmas party one year. Rule would later write a book about Bundy and his murders. See more »

Goofs

When Ted is in the bar the music playing as if from the future. Break beats and "acid" sound are from mid 90's, but everything is happening in mid 70's. See more »

Quotes

Lee: [after Ted pushes her in the lake from the dock] What the hell?
[pause]
Lee: ASSHOLE!
[Ted walks away]
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Connections

Version of The Stranger Beside Me (2003) See more »

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Jingle Bells
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Written by James Pierpont
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A fascinating and disturbing look at one of America's most infamous serial killers.
2 February 2003 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

Matthew Bright is best known for directing 'Freeway' and 'Freeway 2', two of the oddest movies ever to end up on the shelf at Blockbuster et al. Bright also wrote the absolutely bizarre cult classic 'Forbidden Zone', and even a telemovie about the awful 80s sit-com 'Diff'rent Strokes', so when I heard he had made this bio concerning one of the most infamous serial killers in modern history, I literally didn't know WHAT to expect. The opening sequences of 'Ted Bundy' with the unknown (to me) Bundy lookalike Michael Reilly Burke acting like a doofus in a bow tie had me wondering for a moment if Bright was going to play it strictly for laughs, but things quickly get darker and more serious. Bright adds very little of his usual black humour and flamboyant touches and the movie is all the more effective for it. The film doesn't attempt to explain why Bundy did what he did, there is no mention of his childhood or pop psychology, and I for one welcomed that. Burke increasingly became more convincing as Bundy, and the many murders were brutal and quite shocking. The long, drawn out execution at the climax was disturbing and highly effecting, and will be difficult for most viewers to forget. The strong supporting cast in the movie are largely unknowns, but keep an eye out for horror legend Tom Savini (who also did the special effects) and 'Repo Man's Tracey Walter in small but memorable roles. 'Ted Bundy' is in many ways a change in pace for Matthew Bright, but shows that there is a lot more to him than you might think. I was impressed by this movie, one of the best true life serial killer bios I have seen, and one which raises many more questions than it answers. I recommend it to anyone who is fascinated by the darker side of human nature, and puzzled by aberrant behaviour.


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