The Stranger Beside Me (2003)

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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.
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PG
Genre:
Drama , Television
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Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Cast

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

April 26, 2005
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