4.7/10
3,988
81 user 21 critic

Gacy (2003)

Model citizen, devoted father, loving husband and serial killer John Wayne Gacy - a man with over 30 dead men and boys entombed in the crawl space underneath his family house. Based on a true story.

Director:

Clive Saunders

Writers:

Clive Saunders (story), Clive Saunders (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Holton ... John Wayne Gacy
Adam Baldwin ... John Gacy, Sr.
Tom Waldman Tom Waldman ... Hal
Charlie Weber ... Tom
Allison Lange ... Gretchen
Edith Jefferson Edith Jefferson ... Mother Gacy
Joleen Lutz ... Kara Gacy
Scott Alan Henry Scott Alan Henry ... Young Gacy
Kenneth Swartz ... Dave
Matt Farnsworth ... Stu
Jer Adrianne Lelliott ... Little Stevie (as Jeremy Lelliot)
Joseph Sikora ... Roger (as Joe Sikora)
Oren Skoog ... Jimmy
Joe Roncetti Joe Roncetti ... Peter
Eddie Adams Eddie Adams ... Duane
Edit

Storyline

Wisconsin, 1953. John Gacy, Sr. verbally and physically abuses his son during a fishing trip. Iowa, 1968. The adult John Wayne Gacy Jr. is convicted of sodomy and after 18 months he is released and settles in Des Plaines near Chicago. From 1972, John Wayne Gacy, Jr. grows up as a respected family father and businessman, even tipped for a political career with the Democrats. Alas, while he loudly abhors homosexuality, the monster uses the crawl space under his home for the vice of his abusive father: over 30 innocent boys and teenagers end up buried there, after horrible abuse ending in torturous death, causing it to reek unspeakably, being full of insects decomposing the stream of young corpses. Some victims worked for him, others he just picked up 'for fun' or lured in under various pretenses. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Friend. Neighbor. Killer.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong grisly violence, language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The pictures of clowns in the final sequences are supposed to suggest that they were images painted by John Wayne Gacy. Actually, they are copyrighted collotype reproductions of the work of Cydney Grossman published in 1954. See more »

Goofs

The gas station shows a vapor recovery system, but that was not in place until 1994, which is after Gacy was already executed. See more »

Quotes

Det. Ritzik: We'd like to search your house.
John Wayne Gacy, Jr.: You got a warrant?
Det. Ritzik: Well, no.
John Wayne Gacy, Jr.: Fuck off, douchebag!
See more »

Connections

Version of To Catch a Killer (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Everythings Big in Texas
Written by Kevin Kiner and Mike Himelstein
Courtesy of Kay and Em Music and Avodah Music
See more »

User Reviews

 
more comedy than horror...
26 January 2006 | by MartyrcitySee all my reviews

I was pretty disappointed with this one. The primary reason this film was even remotely disturbing was due to the fact it was based on a true story. The direction and acting was quite terrible. Really, really bad. Thankfully, the bad acting is so much so that it turns from bad to kind of funny. I haven't seen the other film based on the same situation, but can't image it to be much worse than this. It's worth seeing for the sake of it being an interesting true story...well, that and John Gacy is played by none other than Mark Holton (Francis from Pee Wee's Big Adventure). Somehow, the relation between the two films makes them both that much scarier.


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 81 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gacy See more »

Filming Locations:

Altadena, California, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed