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.


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  • Dec 10, 2008
    He was easy to love Deadly to know Tough to catch This TV Mini Series based upon Ted Bundy is the only Movie I thought it was okay based upon the Serial Killer Ted Bundy. The Actor was very very convincing. Though the real Bundy didnt really look so great like the Actor in the Movie, made me wonder what made the real Bundy easy to love so I read a book once still dont understand. Oh well 70`s. Right.
    NaWie M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 03, 2007
    Mark Harmon was very convincing as Ted Bundy.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 03, 2007
    I am still waiting for a *quality* big-budget film on Bundy, done for the big screen. Until that happens, The Deliberate Stranger stands up quite well. If you're fascinated with Ted Bundy's story, I would definitely recommend it
    Shahz K Super Reviewer
  • Mar 28, 2007
    Lilo C Super Reviewer

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