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To Catch a Killer 

Unrated | | Biography, Crime, Drama | TV Mini-Series (1992)
"To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Brian Dennehy ...  John Wayne Gacy 2 episodes, 1992
Michael Riley ...  Joe Kozenczak 2 episodes, 1992
Margot Kidder ...  Rachel Grayson 2 episodes, 1992
Meg Foster ...  Attorney Carlson 2 episodes, 1992
Martin Julien ...  Koslo 2 episodes, 1992
Scott Hylands ...  Paxton 2 episodes, 1992
David Eisner David Eisner ...  Williams 2 episodes, 1992
John Boylan John Boylan ...  Atkins 2 episodes, 1992
Tony De Santis ...  DeMarco 2 episodes, 1992
Mark Humphrey ...  King 2 episodes, 1992
Gary Reineke Gary Reineke ...  Petrie 2 episodes, 1992
Tim Progosh ...  Morris 2 episodes, 1992
Danny Pawlick Danny Pawlick ...  Santori 2 episodes, 1992
Bruce Ramsay ...  Bragg 2 episodes, 1992
Brenda Bazinet ...  Alice Pearson 2 episodes, 1992
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"To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer who raped and murdered over 30 young boys. Written by Jaromir Krol <jaromirk@kr.onet.pl>

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1992 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Like John Wayne Gacy, Brian Dennehy is a very burly man. However in real-life Dennehy is much taller than the real-life John Wayne Gacy. Gacy was only 5'8" while Brian Dennehy stands at a solid 6'2". See more »

Goofs

One of Gacy's potential victims is shown wearing a Michael Jordan t-shirt. Jordan would have been a junior in high school at the time of the murders. See more »

Quotes

John Wayne Gacy: Oh Mr. Policeman, don't you know a clown can get away with murder?
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Alternate Versions

When the movie first came out; in the closing narration, the narrator said Gacy was on Death Row. But after Gacy's execution in 1994, it was changed and the narrator said instead "Gacy would be on Death Row for 14 years till finally being executed". See more »

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Version of Gacy (2003) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Im surprised no one else has commented on this film
24 January 2007 | by aarone2884See all my reviews

IT is a fantastic movie. and based in fact...and incredibly Creepy to think it is on a true story.

Seriously...Brian denehey as John Gacy is brilliant. Seriously worthy of a Oscar....considering Charlize Theron played Aileen in monster and won an Oscar for her portrayal of that serial killer.

(i know it seems Apples and oranges...but i think you know what i mean.)

I've watched both..and Brian deftly deserved some accreditation for it...shame it wasn't released now days wit bigger budget etc..

Excellent.


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