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Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders (2006)

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The notorious case of the Hillside Strangler is the basis for this startling thriller directed primarily with an over-used hand-held camera by Chris Fisher (Nightstalker (2002)). Kenneth ... See full synopsis »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joleigh Fiore ... Tanya (as Joleigh Pulsonetti)
Bret Roberts ... Jack
Brittany Daniel ... Samantha Stone
Joseph McKelheer ... Joe
Vanessa Nigro Vanessa Nigro ... Sally
Channon Roe ... Dave
Valerie Stodghill Valerie Stodghill ... Melanie
Tomas Arana ... Angelo Buono
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Kenneth Bianchi
Rhino Michaels ... Watch Commander
Lake Bell ... Jillian Dunne
Tom Wright ... Detective Bryant
Mike Hagerty ... Detective Smith
Eddie Jemison ... Kantor
Stephen R. Hudis ... Swat Captain
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The notorious case of the Hillside Strangler is the basis for this startling thriller directed primarily with an over-used hand-held camera by Chris Fisher (Nightstalker (2002)).

Kenneth Bianchi (Clifton Collins Jr., Capote (2005)), one (along with his cousin Angelo Buono) of the two serial rapists and killers who terrorized the Los Angeles area in the late 1970s, is giving police station interviews to psychiatrist Samantha Stone (Brittany Daniel, White Chicks (2004)) who has disquieting lifestyle issues of her own. It falls to her to delve into the details of the case to determine the veracity of Bianchi's claims of multiple personality disorder, but in so doing, she is forced to relive the horrific crimes, one of which occurs at her very doorstep.

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

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

10 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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The Hillside Strangler See more »

Filming Locations:

Valencia, California, USA

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Vincent Pastore was offered the part of Angelo Buono. When he had to decline, Tomas Arana got the part. See more »

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Version of The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989) See more »

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Horrible Film
26 August 2006 | by PersianPlaya408See all my reviews

Fisher's film about the Hillside stranger killings, is not a homage to the 70s or a realistic film by any means. Actually its a pretty horrible softcore porn like crap put out by Hollywood that i wish i didn't waste my time on. I don't get how it cost a whole million dollars to make a crappy film like this. I mean thats not too much for a budget, but even that million is wasted here. The cast is not good, even clifton Collins was not impressive while i blame the screenplay and weird direction. The atmosphere was nonexistent, dialogues just stupid. the cinematography didn't help, quite confusing unimpressive work from Eliot Rockett. The film is not recommended by me by any means, skip it big time.--- IMDb Rating: 4.0, my rating: 5/10


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