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Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003)

The Stranger Beside Me (original title)
While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, aspiring crime writer, Ann Rule, unwittingly becomes friends with serial killer Ted Bundy.

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Paul Shapiro

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Matthew McDuffie (teleplay), Matthew Tabak (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Campbell ... Ted Bundy
Barbara Hershey ... Ann Rule
Kevin Dunn ... Dick Reed
Suki Kaiser ... Kelly Parker
Brenda James ... Margo
Jay Brazeau ... Judge Cowart
Benjamin Ratner ... Joe Foley
Matthew Bennett ... Detective Payton
Meghan Black ... Leslie Rule
Aaron Douglas ... District Attorney Baines
Kimberley Warnat ... Julie Wyatt
Claudette Mink ... Victoria
Alison Matthews ... Beverly Neal
Roger Haskett ... Psychiatrist
Maureen Thomas ... Therapist
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While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, aspiring crime writer, Ann Rule, unwittingly becomes friends with serial killer Ted Bundy.

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

The VW Beetle car is red, which is the wrong color. TB's actual VW was beige. See more »

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Version of The Deliberate Stranger (1986) See more »

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Kind of confusing because of the mistakes

This was a well written story, however there were a tremendous amount of scenes out of sync with the film. For example, the scene is set in 1975 yet everyone is at a juice bar located inside a gym (which didn't become popular until the late 1980's) and everyone was dressed like it was 1990 something. Then, the 1988 version of Standing On Shaky Ground plays in the background..then Ted, the only person dressed like the 70's midst the large group dressed like skaters from the 1990's, suddenly stands up and walks out into the parking garage where we see cars ranging from 1972 to 1978, exactly 3 years into the future. The movie is well done however whoever made these mistakes was pretty blind. I can understand a few errors in the film here and there and I do not expect perfection, but if you have a movie set in the 70's, don't include fashions and music and hair styles from 20 years into the future.


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