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The Riverman (2004)

A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.


Bill Eagles


Tom Towler (teleplay), Bob Keppel (based on "The Riverman: Ted Bundy and I Hunt for the Green River Killer" by) (as Robert D. Keppel Ph. D.) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Greenwood ... Robert Keppel
Sam Jaeger ... Dave Reichert
Sarah Manninen ... Georgia Hawkins
Kathleen Quinlan ... Sande Keppel
Cary Elwes ... Ted Bundy
David Lawrence Brown ... Gary Ridgway (as Dave Brown)
Jeremy Akerman ... LT. Downing
Cindy Sampson ... Marisol
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ... Warden Owens
Mark Graham Mark Graham ... Roger
John Dunsworth ... Haney
Sherry Smith Sherry Smith ... Hazel
Lee J. Campbell Lee J. Campbell ... Arthur
Leah Ostry ... Ally Keppel
Colin Rogers Colin Rogers ... John Keppel


A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.

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To catch a killer. You must understand evil. Or be evil.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing violent and sexual content | See all certifications »

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This film was nominated for a BANFF World Television Rockie Award (2005) in the category Best Made-for-TV Movies. See more »


Robert Keppel: If you know someone, someone close to you and you put together all the pieces; all the laughter and the tears and the silences all the deep telling moments of their life then, well then you can inhabit them and feel part of them. But if you've known someone with a soul dark, so terrifying and you've crawled into every foul corner they think they've hidden from you and you've inhabited them... How do you... How do you come back? Can you return to how you used to be?
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Superb acting by Cary Elwes and Bruce Greenwood
2 September 2005 | by skypriceSee all my reviews

I just saw this on TV from about the halfway point only, but was familiar with the plot from my reading. I'm anxious to see it again. I thought Cary Elwes BECAME Ted Bundy in a way that was eerie and absolutely impressive. Bruce Greenwood had a part that could have been mundane, but his tremendous depth as an actor turned it into a disturbing and memorable role. And I thought their joint scenes were .. well, completely intense -- contrary to the lead-in review from IMDb. Greenwood has always been one of my favorites, but I found Elwes a bit more of a surprise. Would recommend this to acting classes everywhere and to anyone who can withstand an in-depth look at psyches that are way outside normal boundaries.

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Release Date:

6 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dans la peau du tueur See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 2.0)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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