A single mother believes she's found the man of her dreams. But their seemingly perfect life is turned upside down when he's arrested on suspected kidnapping charges and linked to multiple murders. Adamant that he's being framed, he defends himself in America's first nationally televised trial while she struggles to come to terms with the truth.Written by
The courtroom scenes were filmed at the U.S. Post Office in Covington, Kentucky which was formerly the home of the U.S. District Court See more »
Judge Edward Cowart was heavyset, had no beard, a full head of hair and had a thick southern accent. John Malkovich is bald, bearded, thin and played him with no accent. See more »
People don't realize that murderers do not come out in the dark with long teeth and saliva dripping off their chin. People don't realize that there are killers among them. People they liked, loved, lived with, work with and admired could the next day turn out to be the most demonic people imaginable
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Footage of the real Ted Bundy is shown during the first part of the credits. See more »
Do You Believe in Magic
Written by John Sebastian (as John Benson Sebastian)
Performed by The Lovin' Spoonful
Courtesy of Buddah Records/Legacy Recordings
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First the good. Solid work from the actors, particularly Efron, Parsons and Milkovich. The costuming and set design was spot on, especially the Miami court room.
Now the not so good, there is just too much to unpack with Ted Bundy to cover in 110 minutes. The movie has to gloss over so much material to fit time constraints. We only mildly see Bundy's manipulative skills. We never see the psychopathy. Without more detail and more insight into the crimes, the movie is really just flabby and flaccid.
To me, this movie would have been better served as a mini series so we could see the beginnings and evolution of Bundy and his relationships.
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