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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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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 »

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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

The executioner is shown giving the condemned one application of lethal current. According to Florida procedures, current is applied three times. See more »

Quotes

Ted: This is the court of Ted!
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Connections

Version of Bundy: A Legacy of Evil (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Martha's Street
by Dominic Glynn (uncredited) and Martin Smith (uncredited)
Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library
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Good picture of Bundy's monster nature
2 January 2005 | by dementia13See all my reviews

I rented this because I expected it to be intense, having seen Matthew Bright's work in "Freeway". It's definitely that. It's hard not to compare it to "The Deliberate Stranger": each focuses on a different aspect of Bundy's story. "Stranger" focused more on the investigation and the actual facts, and Mark Harmon's performance captured the smoothness and charm which enabled Bundy to gain his victims' trust. This movie is all about the animal beneath. In reality, Bundy's ability to keep that beast hidden was part of what enabled him to carry on as long as he did. This film lays bare that monster, and shows it in all its ugliness. I'm seeing a lot of criticism of this movie for being good at what it set out to do: to make you share in the revulsion of what Ted Bundy was. Complaining that it's in bad taste? What does 'taste' have to do with a sadistic animal who snuffed out dozens of young womens' lives, just to fulfill his need to feel powerful? In this respect, this movie is superior to "Stranger": that one is much too tame and sanitized. What kind of hypocrite watches a movie about a serial killer, and complains that it's too lurid? While "Stranger" is more successful as a factual and interesting telling of Bundy's story, this is a much more impactful movie that makes you feel as though you're actually in the room with that demon. Only 15 minutes into the movie, I felt filthy just from watching his odious behavior. Bright's purpose here was not so much to make a biography as it was to use Bundy's story to point out something fundamental about human nature: the desire for control, and how it drives us to harm each other. While not as good as Bright's earlier "Freeway", it's still a good, disturbing movie, much in the brutal vein of "Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer". It's actually much more violent - especially sexually - than the latter, though not as gruesome.


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