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Gacy (2003)

Model citizen, devoted father, loving husband and serial killer John Wayne Gacy - a man with over 30 dead men and boys entombed in the crawl space underneath his family house. Based on a true story.

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Clive Saunders

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Holton ... John Wayne Gacy
Adam Baldwin ... John Gacy, Sr.
Tom Waldman Tom Waldman ... Hal
Charlie Weber ... Tom
Allison Lange ... Gretchen
Edith Jefferson Edith Jefferson ... Mother Gacy
Joleen Lutz ... Kara Gacy
Scott Alan Henry Scott Alan Henry ... Young Gacy
Kenneth Swartz ... Dave
Matt Farnsworth ... Stu
Jer Adrianne Lelliott ... Little Stevie (as Jeremy Lelliot)
Joseph Sikora ... Roger (as Joe Sikora)
Oren Skoog ... Jimmy
Joe Roncetti Joe Roncetti ... Peter
Eddie Adams ... Duane
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Storyline

Wisconsin, 1953. John Gacy, Sr. verbally and physically abuses his son during a fishing trip. Iowa, 1968. The adult John Wayne Gacy Jr. is convicted of sodomy and after 18 months he is released and settles in Des Plaines near Chicago. From 1972, John Wayne Gacy, Jr. grows up as a respected family father and businessman, even tipped for a political career with the Democrats. Alas, while he loudly abhors homosexuality, the monster uses the crawl space under his home for the vice of his abusive father: over 30 innocent boys and teenagers end up buried there, after horrible abuse ending in torturous death, causing it to reek unspeakably, being full of insects decomposing the stream of young corpses. Some victims worked for him, others he just picked up 'for fun' or lured in under various pretenses. Written by KGF Vissers

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Friend. Neighbor. Killer.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong grisly violence, language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Altadena, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The program that the family is watching on television in various scenes is the film Dahmer (2002) which was also written by David Birke in the previous year (2002). See more »

Goofs

In the opening dinner scene a turkey leg is carved and served to one of the daughters, but moments later the plate is clean and unserved. See more »

Quotes

Det. Ritzik: We'd like to search your house.
John Wayne Gacy, Jr.: You got a warrant?
Det. Ritzik: Well, no.
John Wayne Gacy, Jr.: Fuck off, douchebag!
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Wow!!
5 July 2003 | by chaplins_charlieSee all my reviews

I remember the intent on watching this movie was because it was where Stephen King got his idea for the movie "It". Well, this is the true story about a middle-aged man, John Wayne Lacy, who is an ordinary husband and father living in an ordinary town. He works as a clown for children's birthday parties and seems to live a good life despite living through a very abusive childhood. However, no one knows that this ordinary and kind man has a sick and twisted deep dark secret. It goes on until neighbors, friends and even his own wife start to grow suspicious and that's when hell breaks loose. The ending surprised me and if you watch it, you will be too! Mark Holton did a fantastic job as John Wayne Gacy. I didn't know Holton had such talent, I mean after seeing him play Francis in the Pee-Wee Herman movie, I didn't think much of him, but he was great in this one!! His facial expressions and his emotions were so real that it was really convincing. Rent it and you'll find out for yourself!! I give it 7 stars out of 10!!


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