Set in the late 1970s, two FBI agents are tasked with interviewing serial killers to solve open cases.

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Joe Penhall
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Series cast summary:
Jonathan Groff ...  Holden Ford 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Holt McCallany ...  Bill Tench / ... 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Hannah Gross ...  Debbie Mitford 10 episodes, 2017
Anna Torv ...  Wendy Carr 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Sonny Valicenti ...  ADT Serviceman 8 episodes, 2017
Cotter Smith ...  Unit Chief Shepard 8 episodes, 2017
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Two FBI agents, fighting the departmental stigma of backroom boys - those who try to complicate the status quo of simple Means, Motive, Opportunity (MMO) of crime-solving with academics - work to develop an innovative investigative field incorporating psychology, anthropology and sociology as a method to reveal the motive. They acknowledge classic crime-solving - MMO - as no longer sufficient because criminality is becoming more complicated as Motive graduates from need and greed to inexplicable and irrational reasons. They theorize applying deeper psychological evaluation will posit new questions. Simply, asking Why will lead to the Who. This series focuses on the development by two men, two agents, of a new criminal field and does so through story lines of visiting the sociopathic mind. Written by sasisami

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mindhunter See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.20 : 1
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The prison scenes at Vacaville, CA, where Ed Kemper (Cameron Britton) is interviewed was filmed at the former Pennsylvania State Prison at Greensburg, including the exterior. The scenes with Jerry Brudos (Happy Anderson) were filmed in the same facility, in a cage specially built in the gymnasium. See more »

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Must see!
14 October 2017 | by mfiveohSee all my reviews

If you are remotely interested in the birth of serial killer profiling, this is a "must watch" series! Although I am not an expert in the field, It's easy to recognize the meticulous attention to detail given toward the creation of "Mindhunter." The cast and associated acting were spectacular. Joe Penhall (Writer of "The Road") has put together another gritty, texture-filled, masterpiece using actual profiles of some of the most prolific serial killers of the late 60's, early 70's. I highly recommend this title!


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