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Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008)

Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely ... See full summary »

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Michael Feifer

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Michael Feifer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Faustino ... Albert De Salvo
Andrew Divoff ... John Marsden
Kostas Sommer ... Frank Asarian
Joe Torry ... Arthur Winfield
Corin Nemec ... Stuart Whitmore
Johnny Liska ... Michael De Salvo
Caia Coley ... Michelle Marsden
Tara Shayne ... Claudia De Salvo
Sonia Curtis ... Sondra De Salvo
Timothy Oman Timothy Oman ... Captain Parker
Jack Stehlin ... Fred Addison
Jay Pickett ... Detective Donovan
Sal Catalano ... Detective Spinelli
Daniel Bonjour ... Jr. Detective Richie
Rachel Kempel Rachel Kempel ... Susan
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Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely confesses to being the strangler that wreaked havoc in Boston during the early sixties. Guided by his manipulative cell mate, who knows more about the murders than he reveals, they devise a plan to gain all of the notoriety from the killings and the money from the reward. Meanwhile, Detective John Marsden, searches out the truth certain that they were not committed by one man. Fighting the bureaucracy of the day, Marsden lets his emotions get the best of him as he follows the trail of the murders. Written by G. Sprinkle

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The last face 13 women ever saw.


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Rated R for violence including rape, and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boston Strangler See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When albert confesses about a killing a woman in the 60s in the flash back the bedroom wall has a digital thermostat and decora switches both items come from the 90s. See more »

Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Music & Lyrics by Joel Schmidt
Performed by Sara Picillo
Courtesy of DC Press Publishing (BMI) Music Library
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Strangle me!
18 December 2008 | by redcupSee all my reviews

Boston Strangler: The Untold Story has been told. Not by this movie. It has been told by numerous docs and news shows. This movie is another example of low rent studios try to cash in on serial killer exploits no matter if it is a bad movie. Spike Lee showed with Son of Sam how to make a great movie based on a serial killer that has been covered from head to toe by docs and news shows. Nothing was shown that grabbed me by my collar.

No tension existed. Either who ever made this didn't know how to build up to the murders or didn't care. They collected their money from the studio. They don't care what people think. I am pleading directly to the director and studio chief of this movie to stop this. Planet earth is over run with waste. We as a people do not need to add to it with this sorry movie. Where do disappointed people write to get a refund? Who is with me?


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