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The Grim Sleeper (2014)

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Journalist Christine Pelisek helps law enforcement investigate the alleged serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper.

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Stanley M. Brooks
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Credited cast:
Michael O'Neill ... Detective Simms
Ernie Hudson ... Detective Gerry Claymar
Macy Gray ... Margette
John Cassini ... Bob Lesser
Viviana Cruise Viviana Cruise ... Local New Reporter #2
Chelah Horsdal ... Livi Vasquez
Celeste Insell ... Rhonda Willis
Susan Ruttan
Pendo Muema Pendo Muema ... Princess / Zarina
Murry Peeters ... Ebony King
Ron Selmour
Dinora Walcott ... Melayna Jefferson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James R. Baylis ... Lonnie Frankin Jr
Brendan Fletcher ... Morales
Anika C. McFall Anika C. McFall ... Monica Dender
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Storyline

The Grim Sleeper follows LA Weekly reporter Christine Pelisek (Walker) as she doggedly investigates the unsolved murders of dozens of women in Los Angeles and soon realizes one person is responsible for many of these deaths that began over 20 years earlier. After a string of murders in the 1980s, the violence seemed to end; but almost 14 years later, another murder spree begins, leading Pelisek to dub the killer "The Grim Sleeper." The reporter-turned-amateur detective notices similarities between the cases and sets out to break the story of her career, researching evidence and interviewing witnesses for clues to the killer's identity. While police and lead detectives (Hudson, O'Neill) kept the community in the dark about a potential serial killer on the loose, Pelisek contacts the victims' families to offer them the truth about what may have happened to their daughters, sisters, wives and mothers. When the only known survivor (Gray) comes forward to tell her side of the story, pieces... Written by Lifetime Television

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El asesino durmiente See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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The movie is based on the real case of "The Grim Sleeper," who is suspected in at least 10 deaths, one attempted murder and six others between 1985 and 2007 (with a 14-year gap in between. In July 2010, Lonnie Davis Franklin, Jr., was arrested and charged with 10 counts of murder and one of attempted murder. He has not been charged, as of August 2014, with six other murders police believe he might have committed during his suspected 14-year hiatus. See more »

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While dozens of women were believed killed in the 1980s in southern Los Angeles, the Grim Sleeper has only been charged or suspected in ten of the killings. See more »

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Top of the line 'Lifetime' true crime movie...DON'T LISTEN TO THE TROLLS, GIVE IT A CHANCE!
28 November 2017 | by Vanessa HaynesSee all my reviews

I'm giving this a higher rating to offset the trolls. I agree with reviewer 'Mackenzie Click' that this movie was boosted by experienced actors, who elevate the writing and make it more enjoyable.

There are many accomplished character actors throughout this movie, their talents make this more than just a 'Movie-of-the-Week'. It is a well-rounded crime drama, that is enjoyable to watch.

It's the story of a fact checker who uncovers a serial killer that the LAPD has been hiding from the public. As it happens, this serial killer has run unchecked longer than any other in California history. It's a great story of how determination and grit can take on the establishment. It's also the story of how one fearless, determined woman cannot be stopped.

If your like crime mysteries, or stories about strong women, then I definitely recommend this movie.

DON'T LISTEN TO THE TROLLS, IT'S WORTH A WATCH!


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