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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)

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A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of Liz, his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.

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 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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Storyline

Single mother Liz (Lily Collins) thinks she's found the man of her dreams in Ted (Zac Efron). But their seemingly perfect life is turned upside down when Ted is arrested on suspected kidnapping charges, then linked to murders in multiple states. Adamant that he's being framed, the showman and former law student defends himself in America's first nationally televised trial while Liz struggles to come to terms with the truth. Adapted from the nonfiction memoir by Elizabeth Kendall (aka Liz Kloepfer) Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile recounts how she was manipulated for years by a seemingly adoring boyfriend, yet future death row inmate, Ted Bundy. Written by Netflix

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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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Jerry is a fictional character See more »

Goofs

There was a scene where Ted Bundy was forcibly restrained in his cell so to gain impressions of his teeth for evidence. In reality, he was shown the instruments that could be used on him if he chose to be difficult. Not only did he comply while sitting in a dentist chair, he reminded the officers that he had no problem doing this as he wasn't a violent man. See more »

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Title Card: Few people have the imagination for reality. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832
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Crazy Credits

Footage of the real Ted Bundy is shown during the first part of the credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in There's Something About Movies: Episode #1.2 (2019) See more »

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We'll Face This World Together
Written by Thomas Richard Smith
Performed by The Tommy Smith Band
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Covington, Kentucky, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,813,468
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2.39 : 1
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