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The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2012)

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An experimental documentary that uses archival footage, interviews, and fictionalized scenarios to tell the story of the people around Jeffrey Dahmer, during the summer of his arrest in 1991.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Andrew Swant ... Jeffrey Dahmer
Pamela Bass ... Herself - Neighbor
Jeffrey Jentzen Jeffrey Jentzen ... Himself - Medical Examiner
Pat Kennedy ... Himself - Detective
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Ashbrook Tom Ashbrook ... Radio Show Host (voice)
Peter Batchelder Peter Batchelder ... Crime Scene Investigator #1
Todd Bishop ... Haz-Mat Man #1
Dick Blau Dick Blau ... Optometrist
Mark Borchardt ... Man with glasses
Brenda Bowen-Avant Brenda Bowen-Avant ... Bus Rider with baby
Matt Brush Matt Brush ... Liquor Store Employee
Bryan Cherry Bryan Cherry ... Hotel Date
Candace Cherry Candace Cherry ... Bus person
Bobby Ciraldo ... Hotel day clerk
Patrick Connelly Patrick Connelly ... Grocery Store Employee
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Storyline

In 1991 Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee and sentenced to 957 years in prison for killing 17 people and dismembering their bodies. This film explores the city of Milwaukee by meeting those surrounding Dahmer during and after his hidden spree. Recollections from Milwaukee Medical Examiner Jeffrey Jentzen, Police Detective Patrick Kennedy, and neighbor Pamela Bass are interwoven with archival footage and everyday scenes from Dahmer's life, working collectively to disassemble the facade of an ordinary man leading an ordinary existence. Written by Anonymous

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He Lived Next Door. See more »


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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jeff See more »

Filming Locations:

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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Good / Credit Productions See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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The film was a New York Times Critics' Pick. See more »

Goofs

When Dahmer is watching the Chicago Pride Parade go by, there is a woman in the front row of spectators recording the event on her smart phone. This was supposed to be 1991. See more »


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Would have been even better without the re-enactments
20 September 2018 | by kxyangSee all my reviews

Another year, another movie about American Serial Killer from Milwaukee. This documentary has some new information, but it also has some old information. I wished it didn't have the re-enactments because they were kinda corny. It goes into more details about the gruesome discoveries in Dahmer's apartment, and those sections are the most interesting. They also talk about Dahmer interrogation, his feelings, and how his crime has changed the life of everyone involved as well as the people of Milwaukee.


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