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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)

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A courtroom frenzy ensues and sweeps 1970s America when a young single mother meets Ted Bundy.

Director:

Joe Berlinger

Writers:

Elizabeth Kendall (based on the book "The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy" by), Michael Werwie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lily Collins ... Liz Kendall
Zac Efron ... Ted Bundy
Angela Sarafyan ... Joanna
Sydney Vollmer ... Babysitter
Macie Carmosino Macie Carmosino ... 2 Yr Old Molly
Ava Inman ... 4 Yr Old Molly
Morgan Pyle ... 8 Yr Old Molly
James Hetfield ... Officer Bob Hayward
Richard K. Jones Richard K. Jones ... Interrogation Room Sherrif
Justin Inman ... Police Lineup Suspect
Grace Victoria Cox ... Carol Daronch
Alan B. Jones ... Utah Judge Stewart Hanson (as Alan Bomar Jones)
Jeffrey Donovan ... Utah Defense Attorney John O'Connell
Maya Berlinger Maya Berlinger ... Concerned Library Co-Ed
Derek Snow Derek Snow ... Security Guard
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A courtroom frenzy ensues and sweeps 1970s America when a young single mother meets Ted Bundy.

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The Story Behind America's Most Notorious Serial Killer See more »


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Rated R for disturbing/violent content, some sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile See more »

Filming Locations:

Covington, Kentucky, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Director Joe Berlinger has a cameo as Colorado Jailhouse Reporter. See more »

Goofs

During the indictment reading in front of the press, the door behind Sherriff Ken Katsaris reads "Miami-Dade County Clerk's Office." During the verdict reading, the clerk of the court begins reading the verdict by announcing, "We the jury, in Miami-Dade County, Florida..." however at the time of the Bundy trial, Miami was part of Dade County. The county name did not change to "Miami-Dade" until 1997. See more »

Quotes

Ted Bundy: You fell in love with a weirdo.
Liz Kendall: I did. I fell in love with a weirdo.
Ted Bundy: That makes you weird, just by association.
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The Truth (Queen of the Night)
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Marco Beltrami
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A nauseous human being with two faces

Even if the main particularity of Ted Bundy is indisputably a disconcerting desire for exceptionally barbaric murders, the movie focuses on an unusual seduction ability thanks to a charismatic eloquence and an extraordinary IQ, and then two women who loved him, Liz Kendall and Carole Anne Boone. Indeed, the film does not really deal with the police investigation and modestly eludes the macabre scenes of crimes, but, on the contrary, it highlights the duality of the monster: an odd mix of a successful womanizer and an accomplished serial killer, of Casanova and Jack the ripper, or an unexpected materialization of Harvey Dent, aka Two-Face, the fictional super-villain appearing in comic books published by DC, a criminal obsessed with duality and the conflict between good and evil.

Thus, although Ted Bundy appears or seems 'lovable' in some of the first scenes, the movie depicts us, during the second half, a pathetic seducer of any individual within his tiny environment (the journalists, the jurors, the judge, the audience, ...), able to arrogantly smile like a politician during an election campaign, and devoid of any respect for the victims. This guy will literally sent chills up your spine. The film sadly ends with an exhaustive list of known victims, and as many bruised families.

Great cast, especially Zac Efron unjustly cataloged with movies for decerebrated teenage girls, and excellently supported by Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, Angela Sarafyan. The atmosphere of the 70s is faithfully transcribed, with a neat photography. At last, it's quite unique to observe a serial killer through the eyes of a woman who truly loved him and was absolutely not aware of his dark side until the media coverage of the murders.


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