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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 reluctantly tips the attention of a widespread manhunt toward her longtime boyfriend, 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 reluctantly tips the attention of a widespread manhunt toward her longtime boyfriend, Ted Bundy.

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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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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

"I have been trying to work with Zac Efron for a long time," producer Nicolas Chartier said to Variety Magazine. "From his dramatic turn in Paperboy to his hilarious performance in Neighbors, he continues to impress audiences and critics alike with his extraordinary versatility and range. We couldn't be more excited to see him in this amazing role." 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." 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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Crazy Credits

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Thousand Watt Work-Out
Written by John Moran
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Too superficial
5 May 2019 | by Michael-s-duganSee all my reviews

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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