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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 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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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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Production Co:

Renegade Pictures (I) See more »
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

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In the film, Dahmer is arrested in September, 1991. In reality, Dahmer was arrested in July, 1991. See more »

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Version of The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer (1993) See more »

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Not very good. Or any good, really
1 September 2008 | by mynameisdumbnutsSee all my reviews

Who'd have thought a movie about a serial killer would be boring? But this movie is. It's disjointed and dull, and less about raising Jeffrey Dahmer than his family coming to grips with his arrest. That would be OK, but even that emotional time isn't portrayed very well.

The acting isn't very good, but the script is even worse. It's difficult to sympathize with any of the characters, who are all pretty much one-dimensional: the self-questioning father, the steely stepmother and the distraught grandma. It seems impossible that any of them can feel those qualities simultaneously. There are tons of flashbacks, but they seem to come in no particular order, interspersed with comments such as, "That's it! That's when we knew!" I'm not sure if there are better movies about Jeffrey Dahmer out there, but I hope so.


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