The Stranger Beside Me

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A remarkably self-deprecating entry in the USA network's off-and-on Ann Rule Presents series of fact-based films, The Stranger Beside Me details how Ann Rule (Barbara Hershey), a smart and savvy veteran crime reporter, allowed herself to be bamboozled by baby-faced serial killer Ted Bundy (Billy Campbell). Working side by side with Bundy as a volunteer at a Seattle rape crisis center in 1971, Rule had no clue that the personable and charming young man was responsible for one the most terrifying sex-murder sprees of the 20th century. Even after suspicion fell upon Bundy, Rule was initially willing to give him the benefit of the doubt -- as, alas, were so many law enforcement officials of the era. But once the truth was known, Rule embarked upon her own mea culpa campaign by going after Bundy with every resource at her disposal. Based on Rule's 1983 bestseller of the same name, The Stranger Beside Me originally aired March 21, 2003.

Cast

Billy Campbell
as Ted Bundy
Kevin Dunn
as Dick Reed
Suki Kaiser
as Kelly Parker
Jay Brazeau
as Judge Cowart
Benjamin Ratner
as Joe Foley
Matthew Bennett
as Detective Payton
Meghan Black
as Leslie Rule
Aaron Douglas
as Prosecutor Baines
Kimberly Warnat
as Julie Wyatt
Alison Matthews
as Beverly Neal
Roger Haskett
as psychiatrist
Maureen Thomas
as therapist
Kwesi Ameyaw
as TV host
Anna Hagan
as Elinore Whelan
Rekha Sharma
as Dr. Thurston
Sarah Edmondson
as Susan Wayne
Mia Lotringer
as waitress
Tara Hungerford
as ticket taker
Tania Saulnier
as sorority girl
Brian Drummond
as policeman
Mark Lukyn
as Utah policeman
Shawn Reis
as Florida officer
Deejay Jackson
as prison guard
Donavon Stinson
as court goer
Haili Page
as Sarah Jane
Michael St. John Smith
as Governor Evans
Trent Wittal
as young Ted Bundy
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Critic Reviews for The Stranger Beside Me

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  • Adota uma interessante abordagem acerca de Bundy (e Campbell e Hershey oferecem ótimas atuações), mas, feito para a tevê, revela-se inócuo, o que é decepcionante.

    Apr 26, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for The Stranger Beside Me

  • Mar 05, 2011
    I feel like there could have been more to this movie. It felt too short and kind of like it highlighted the unimportant parts. There was no build up or suspence. It was very basic. Bill Campbell was good - and creepy as always. The others did nothing for me. This movie was just kinda choppy and overall it an interesting story but it could have been told better. What did this movie teach me? Bill Campbell is so good at playing those creepy charming psychopathic characters that get under my skin. This is no exception.
    Sarah . Super Reviewer

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