The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)





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This made-for-TV crime thriller stars Richard Crenna as the detective investigating the string of brutal murders which rocked Los Angeles between 1977 and 1978.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Television
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Richard Crenna
as Sgt. Bob Grogan
Billy Zane
as Kenneth Bianchi
Dennis Farina
as Angelo Buono
Karen Austin
as J.D. Jackson
Matthew Faison
as Judge George
James Tolkan
as Lt. Ed Henderson
Victor Brandt
as Dr. Owens
Rick Fitts
as Sgt. Thorpe
Ed Hooks
as Gary Wilson
Randy Kovitz
as Jason Brown
Jennifer McAllister
as Girl at Bus Stop
Larry McCormick
as Newscaster
Deborah Thalberg
as Mary Grogan
Paul Tulley
as Reporter #1
Tasia Valenza
as Louise Sojick
Kelli Williams
as Margaret Wilson
Nigel Gibbs
as Inmate
Tommy Puett
as Mark Grogan
Ernest Sarracino
as Jury Foreman
Rande Scott
as Court Clerk
Diane Sherry
as Reporter #2
Michael Jackson
as Talk Show Host
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Pretty lame attempt to make this case a movie. The acting was pretty much decent but everything else was just a complete bore. Watch a documentary on the "Stranglers" instead.

Zack Butson
Zack Butson

Based on a true crime story, this made for television crime drama stars lead role Richard Crenna (Rambo) as detective and Dennis Farina (Crime Story) as one of two cousins involved in multiple murders. Richard Crenna is the detective that goes after a 2 year long chase for two cousins. Crenna, a long history in television and movies, wears a moustache and talks an unnatural eastern U.S. accent that are both unnecessary and laughable to those that know his film career. The case drives Crenna, obscessed with the case, more than upset. The case would have remained unsolved had it not been for a judge that turned over the prosecution to a higher authority in the state of California. The Los Angeles district attorney did not feel he had enough evidence to prosecute. While retaining the television quality and hardly enough star power to keep many interested, the film could be worth watching once. The real detective who captures one of the cousins actually appears in the arrest scene. ******************************* The complete cast is Richard Crenna, Karen Austin, William H. Bassett, Victor Brandt, Matthew Faison, Dennis Farina, Rick Fitts, Nigel Gibbs, Ed Hooks, Rosanna Huffman, Mary Jackson, Randy Kovitz, Jennifer McAllister, Larry McCormick, Tony Plana, Tommy Puett, Ernest Sarracino, Rande Scott, Diane Sherry, Deborah Thalberg, James Tolkan, Paul Tulley, Tasia Valenza, Kelli Williams, Billy Zane, Renata Scott, John Lyons, Charles Champion, Michael Jackson, Robert Harper. Director: Steve Gethers

monsieur rick
monsieur rick

Disturbing as it is , I liked this movie. I liked the portrayal of the killers! I liked the frustration of the investigators. Most of all , I like the way the movie goes!

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