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Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)

R | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 2006 (USA)
Based on the true story of the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to his capture.

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Rich Ambler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bo Svenson ... Detective John Amos
Scott Cordes ... Lionel Dahmer
Cathy Barnett Cathy Barnett ... Shari Dahmer
Rusty Sneary Rusty Sneary ... Adult Jeff Dahmer
Luke Adams Luke Adams ... Young Jeff Dahmer / Young Lionel Dahmer
Lucille Louise Lucille Louise ... Baby Jeff Dahmer (as Lucille Louise Scanlon)
Jeannine Hutchings Jeannine Hutchings ... Catherine Dahmer
Frankie Krainz Frankie Krainz ... Victim No. 1 (as Frank Krainz)
Kip Niven ... Attorney Howard Parker
Granvile O'Neal Granvile O'Neal ... Detective
Walter Coppage ... Judge
Erin McGrane ... Joyce Dahmer
Jeph Scanlon Jeph Scanlon ... Mark Stanton
Kaitlyn Williams ... Little Girl
Kathleen Warfel Kathleen Warfel ... Dr. Price
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Based on the true story of the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to his capture.

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Would you still love your son even if he grew up to be Jeffrey Dahmer?

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Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1960, 1969, 1973, 1978, 1988 and 1991. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Jeffry's father calls Jeffry's home and the Milwaukee police answer they say the area code is 682 when in actuality 682 is Texas and 414 is Milwaukee. See more »

Connections

Version of Jeffrey (2016) See more »

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Terrible
7 October 2008 | by kevdenpelSee all my reviews

First of all, I am shocked that this film was even in RedBox. My wife and I did some grocery shopping and then decided on our way out to rent a movie, and RedBox was right there, so it was convenient. We went through the titles it currently had in stock, and we eventually settled on what we would later learn was just a horrible piece of crap entitled "Raising Jeffrey Dahmer". I'm just glad we only paid a dollar for it, considering we only saw about half of the movie. We couldn't bear to see the rest. Just like all of the above reviews read, the acting is horrible, the sets are horrible and very obviously low-budget, the script is terrible and the movie itself just sort of drags along. Each scene is just way too long. You just sit there getting more and more bored. It is, however, laughable, that is, how horrible this movie is. I remember laughing quite a bit, feeling embarrassed for the actors on screen. Give me $3,000 and 2 weeks and I will make a better version of this movie and still have money left to buy a nice Gibson or something.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sorry Dad See more »

Filming Locations:

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Renegade Pictures (I) See more »
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(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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