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Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)

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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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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Technical Specs

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 »

Goofs

When Lionel returns to his mother's house, he turns on the television to see his son, Jeffrey Dahmer's mugshot on the news. In the mugshot, he has a handlebar mustache without glasses. This is a mugshot from his 1986 arrest (another mugshot from 1982 has him with the handlebar mustache with glasses, both arrests for indecent exposure). When Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested for murder in 1991, he did not have a mustache in his mugshot, and wore a windbreaker jacket. See more »

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4 September 2008 | by d-j-r-jacksonSee all my reviews

Snooty, pompous, and pointless. This movie makes a very weak attempt to use art-house-style drama to represent the story of Dahmer. I actually got fooled into initially thinking that it was a documentary. The cover is somewhat misleading in this regard, and, if you make the same mistake I did, then you will be super-disappointed. The acting is poor, the film-work is poor, even the soundtrack is corny and revolting. There is nothing in this movie that is good. The only good thing that happened was when my flatmate walked in front of the TV and obscured my vision. I gave Raising Jeffrey Dahmer 1 star because I was forced to by the system. My real rating is definitely in the negatives. To the movie maker: Why oh why did you do this? To the consumer: Do NOT buy this. Spend your money on ANYTHING else.


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