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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

According to Brian Dennehy, John Wayne Gacy wrote him a letter in protest of the film and to proclaim his innocence. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the detective is confronting Gacy, the first time while Gacy has his back to the bar, you can see the mike and boom at least on three different cuts. 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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Mediocre
25 March 2001 | by NachtterrorSee all my reviews

This film was a very mediocre telling of the story of serial killer John Wayne Gacy. The acting wasn't all that hot (except for Dennehy) and it had that distinctive made-for-tv look and feel to it. My one major complaint is that Dennehy was too aggressive in his role of John Gacy. The thing that made Gacy so evil and diabolical was that he was friendly. He was popular. He was successful. He seemed like a nice guy. Dennehy shows Gacy to be a real a**hole, which at times he was, but he doesn't show that friendly side. Besides that the film is alright. It is a fairly honest rendition of the whole event, but of course since it is a made-for-tv movie, lacks the grizzly details. I recommend it to people familiar with the Gacy case or people looking to learn more, but if you I would recommend reading a book (such as "Killer Clown") as well, just so you get the WHOLE story.


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