Ted Bundy

November 22nd, 2002


Ted Bundy

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The story of serial killer Ted Bundy.

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 5.8/10 (3,827 voted)

Critic's Score: 37/100

Director: Matthew Bright

Stars: Michael Reilly Burke, Boti Bliss, Julianna McCarthy

Docu-drama based on the life of Ted Bundy, a serial killer who killed at least 19 young women during the 1970's (though some sources say as many as 30 to 35 were murdered). Set from his college student years, to his first victims, his capture, escape from prison (twice), his final killing spree to his trial, conviction and execution.

Writers: Stephen Johnston, Matthew Bright

Michael Reilly Burke - Ted Bundy
Boti Bliss - Lee (as Boti Ann Bliss)
Julianna McCarthy - Professor
Jennifer Tisdale - Pretty Girl
Michael Santos - Man at the Window
Annalee Autumn - Girl Attacked on Street (as Anna Lee Wooster)
Steffani Brass - Julie
Tricia Dickson - Barbara Vincennes (First Victim)
Meadow Sisto - Suzanne Welch (School Victim)
Eric DaRe - Male Partygoer (as Eric Dare)
Melissa Schmidt - Female Partygoer
Deborah Offner - Beverly
Zarah Little - Patricia Garber (Victim)
Alison West - Shawn Randall (Beach Victim)
Matt Hoffman - Arnie

Taglines: Not every serial killer fits the profile.

Release Date: 22 November 2002

Filming Locations: Griffith Park - 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $1,710 (USA) (15 September 2002) (2 Screens)

Gross: $6,073 (USA) (22 September 2002)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Rob Lowe, 'Peter Saarsgard', and Kiefer Sutherland were each offered the role of Ted Bundy. All of the actors refused due to the nature of the character.

Factual errors: The executioner is shown giving the condemned one application of lethal current. According to Florida procedures, current is applied three times.

[last lines]
Ted Bundy: The term "serial killer" was first used to describe Ted Bundy. In the months leading to his execution, he received more than 200 letters a day from women who claimed to love him.

User Review

Morbidly Fascinating/ Disturbing

Rating: 8/10

Be prepared to leave your lights on in order to sleep for at least three days after first viewing this morbidly fascinating account of mass-murdering, intelligent sociopath Ted Bundy and his descent into soul-less depravity. As a study in human nature gone wrong, this is a fascinating body of work. Particularly because this movie is, unfortunately, based on the facts, I am grateful that the viewer is not forced to witness Bundy's every demonic act, though little is actually left to mystery. Chilling, thought-provoking, disturbing, tragic, and well-made, this movie is an often shocking account of one cold-blooded monster's reign of terror.

The best part for this viewer is that the movie allows us to see Bundy sentenced to death.

A. Freimann


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