Biography, Crime, Drama
First episode date
March 30, 2008
March 15, 2008 (2008-03-15)
Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, Gemini Award for Best Costume Design
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Ingrid Rogers(Det. Faye Brooks),
Michelle Harrison(Julie Reichert),
Related Norma Bailey movies
The Capture of the Green River Killer is a 2008 2-part television film that first aired on Lifetime Movie Network and tells the story of the Green River killer serial murders between 1982 and 1998.
The film was named one of the top 10 television productions of 2008 by Variety and was twice nominated for a 2008 Gemini Award for best direction and for best costuming. Lifetime's premiere of The Capture of the Green River Killer miniseries delivered two million viewers, making it 10-year-old Lifetime Movie Network's most-watched telecast ever.
The film is based on David Reichert's book, Chasing the Devil: My Twenty-Year Quest to Capture the Green River Killer. The film's biggest departure from the book is a fictional inclusion of two teenage girls, one of whom, Helen "Hel" Remus (Amy Davidson), is a young runaway who decides to turn to prostitution to escape her mother's abusive boyfriend, in a sympathetic storyline to honor Ridgway's victims. Detective Dave Reichert (Tom Cavanagh) works the murder cases and stays on the case from beginning to end, including extensive interviews with incarcerated serial killer Ted Bundy (James Marsters). In the movie he and another officer face the killer, Gary Ridgway (John Pielmeier) after tracking his truck down because it was seen picking up a missing woman.
Barry Garon of The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "Using dark colors and jarring images, director Norma Bailey tries to infuse the work with suspense and mystery. The story itself, a repetitive tale unfolding at a languid pace, impedes the effort."
ReferencesThe Capture of the Green River Killer Wikipedia
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