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The Craigslist Killer (2011)

"The Craigslist Killer" follows the dark, mysterious life Philip Markoff (Jake McDorman) conducted online while preparing for a promising future as a doctor and a life of happiness with his... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake McDorman ... Philip Markoff
Agnes Bruckner ... Megan McAllister
Joshua Close ... Detective Frye (as Josh Close)
Julia Campbell ... Susan McAllister
Kevin Kilner ... David McAllister
Sam McMurray ... Dr. Janeway
Judith Hoag ... Patricia Banks
Candice Patton ... Kate
Leela Savasta ... Julissa Brisman
Trieste Kelly Dunn ... Trisha Leffler (as Trieste Dunn)
William Baldwin ... Detective Bennett
Kerry Knuppe ... Janet
Toby Meuli ... Tom Wilson
Suzanne Quast ... Amber
Alan Wells ... Michael McAllister
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"The Craigslist Killer" follows the dark, mysterious life Philip Markoff (Jake McDorman) conducted online while preparing for a promising future as a doctor and a life of happiness with his fiancée, Megan McAllister (Agnes Bruckner). Seemingly destined for greatness as one of Boston University's brightest med students, Markoff could do no wrong in the eyes of Megan, his friends, fellow students and professors. But hidden from those close to him was the violent wrath only he and his victims knew - beginning with his alleged April 14, 2009, first-degree murder of a masseuse who advertised her services on Craigslist. When police discover that the brutal killing and a number of other attacks on women were all connected to advertisements placed on Craigslist, their investigation ultimately leads them to Markoff. Written by Xenos

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Be careful what you search for.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anúncio Para a Morte See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Kevin Kilner, who plays Megan's dad, played Jake McDorman's dad in Greek. See more »

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Philip tells the police he's getting married in a month. His wedding was scheduled for August, so it actually would've been about four months away. See more »

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A Decent TV Movie Based on a True Story
7 September 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Boston, the bright medical student Philip Markoff (Jake McDorman) is in the top of his class at the Boston University and with a promising future. When he meets the gorgeous Megan McAllister (Agnes Bruckner), they fall in love with each other and move in together to an apartment. Six months later, they travel to New Jersey and Philip proposes to marry her.

However, Philip shows that is also a dysfunctional man that posts in the Craigslist that he loves bondage and travesties and seeks masseuses to submit them to bondage and steals them. When he brutally kills a masseuse from New York that reacts to his attack, Detectives Bennett (William Baldwin) and Frye (Josh Close) track him down and their investigation discover the dark side of promising doctor.

"The Craigslist Killer" is a decent TV movie based on the true story of a man that is a bright student but also a deviant person. The screenplay does not keep the mystery about the behavior of Philip Markoff and just reports his dark story. The romance of Philip and Megan in the beginning is too long, maybe with the intention of explaining her love for him, and there is no explanation for the behavior of Philip. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "O Assassino da Internet" ("The Internet Killer")


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