The Gray Man

January 3rd, 2007


The Gray Man

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Patrick Bauchau as Albert Fish.Silas Weir Mitchell as Albert Fish, Jr.Ben Hall as Albert Budd, and Jillian Armenante as Delia Budd.Jack Conley as Detective Will King.Patrick Bauchau as Albert Fish

Obsessive manhunt to identify and capture a despicable serial killer.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 6.0/10 (691 voted)

Director: Scott L. Flynn

Stars: Patrick Bauchau, Jack Conley, John Aylward

Obsessive manhunt to identify and capture a despicable serial killer.

Writers: Lee Fontanella, Colleen Cochran

Patrick Bauchau - Albert Fish
Jack Conley - Det. Will King
John Aylward - Captain Ayers
Jillian Armenante - Delia Budd
Silas Weir Mitchell - Albert Fish, Jr.
Vyto Ruginis - Detective Maher
Mollie Milligan - Gertrude
Lexi Ainsworth - Grace Budd
Shaun Senter - Pale Boy
Ben Hall - Albert Budd
Colin Anderson - Spanked Boy
Brett Bower - Lee Sicowski
Morgan Brown - Reporter #1
Jason Burkhart - John DeMarco
Mitchell Burns - Friend

Release Date: 3 Jan 2007

Filming Locations: Guthrie, Oklahoma, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $1,300,000 (estimated)

Factual errors: The house that Albert took Grace to is architecturally an early 1930s house. It would have been too new for it to have been that decrepit as well as abandoned.

User Review

A visual treat

Rating: 10/10

Period detective movie with outstanding craft and style. Albert Fish was one of the first serial killers to live and die in America in the early part of the last century. Although he committed crimes beyond comprehension, his tale was relatively unknown, until now.

The story is based on a solid script with emphasis on plot and character rather than gore and violence. This is not to say that this is a family movie. It just avoids the temptation of gratuitous violence and instead focuses on the human dimensions of the protagonists. The story follows Detective King on his obsessive manhunt as he assembles the clues to establish the killer's identity. At the same time, it attempts to read into the mind of the killer, even portraying a bit of his human side.

There are great performances by Patrick Bauchau (Fish) and Jack Conley (Detective King). In addition, the stars of the movie was the stellar photography by Dave Rudd, and the production design by Jennifer Gentile. Given the modest budget, the film convincingly captures the feel of New York in the 1920s and 1930s. The art department went to great lengths to recreate the slightest period details. And yes, it was shot on actual 35 mm film, in unsurpassed color. A visual feast.


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