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The Deliberate Stranger (1986)

The Deliberate Stranger





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Mark Harmon stars as baby-faced serial killer Ted Bundy in this sobering 2-part TV movie. Ostensibly the archetypal All-American boy, Bundy was, from 1974 onward, responsible for the rapes and murders of several young women in the Pacific Northwest. The clues begin to mount when one of Bundy's victims manages to escape; she can only say that her assailant was a fellow named Ted who drives a yellow Volkswagen. Finally arrested after he moves from Seattle to Utah, Bundy is so certain of his superiority over the general run of human beings that he conducts his own defense at his trial; then, when extradited to Colorado, he escapes, triggering a desperate nationwide manhunt. At the time Deliberate Stranger was first telecast on May 5 and 6, 1986, Theodore Bundy was on Death Row, still contesting his sentence and seeking a legal way out. When time came for his execution, Bundy attempted several bizarre last-minute "stays," which would make intriguing subject matter should someone want to make a follow-up film.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Hesper Anderson
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On DVD: Mar 3, 1993
Lorimar Productions

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Mark Harmon was very convincing as Ted Bundy.

Wahida K

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This movie was terrible! I've never really been assaulted by music until I sat through this. I was watching this with a friend and we both thought the music was trying to pick a fight. Towards the end, we were more than happy to oblige.

And I want to know who makes a film about a serial killer, and decides that the cops in Seattle talking about getting a computer is more interesting.

I have to say, my favorite part of this movie is where Bundy is in jail in Colorado. He decides to escape. So he lifts himself up into the ventilation shaft that's inside of his cell, and after crawling about for a few moments (which actually seemed like years because of the music) he drops out of the shaft and lands in some apartment in Florida.

How were we able to catch a teleporter?

Sean Todd

This was a heck of a TV movie, very chilling. Mark Harmon plays the charming and deadly Ted Bundy. Great performance.

Jeb Nome

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