Mindhunter (2017– )
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Episode #1.8 

Bill and Wendy interview candidates for a fourth member of the team. Holden is intrigued by complaints about a school principal's odd habit.


Andrew Douglas


Joe Penhall (created by), John Douglas (based upon the book by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Groff ... Holden Ford
Marc Kudisch ... Roger Wade
Lindsey Shurmatz ... Girl #1
Lindsey Hall Lindsey Hall ... Girl #2
Suzanne Hevner ... Janet Ebner
Hannah Gross ... Debbie Mitford
Joshua Wills ... Patrick
James Matthew Poole ... Uniformed Officer
Todd Faulkner ... Detective Barr
Holt McCallany ... Bill Tench
Happy Anderson ... Jerry Brudos
Albert Jones ... Agent Jim Barney
Anna Torv ... Wendy Carr
Cotter Smith ... Unit Chief Shepard
Joe Tuttle ... Gregg Smith


Bill and Wendy interview candidates for a fourth member of the team. Holden is intrigued by complaints about a school principal's odd habit.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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When the parents are speaking with Holden Ford about the principal's unusual method of punishment, the mom's manner of speaking doesn't jive with the 1970s. She speaks in a rapid-fire fashion with lots of vocal fry. This is a speech pattern very common with young women in the new millennium, but anachronistic in the 1970s. See more »


Holden Ford: What's the point if we don't apply it to the real world?
Bill Tench: We're trying to save women from getting pulled into vans and cut to pieces, not crucify some schoolmarm who hasn't done anything.
Holden Ford: Yet! Certainly our goal is to be preemptive.
Bill Tench: We're the FBI, Holden. That is not our goal. Yet.
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References The Simpsons (1989) See more »


Zero Bars (Mr Smith)
Written by Gary Numan
Performed by Tubeway Army
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First Netflix that needs to add back the social media aspect of reviewing titles
3 September 2019 | by dlschuchSee all my reviews

Having said that this particular episode is crazy. Main focus of this episode beyond the fact that our protagonist seems to be in hot water with everybody is the principle of a local school has some unseemly ideas about how to discipline children and the general position is stop. I don't care how many teachers say he's just doing it because he's a good guy or how many parents say no big deal, if even ONE parent says it is a big deal it needs to stop! If the FBI comes in and tells you to stop it REALLY TRULY needs to stop.

I was in elementary school during the period covered here and even then that behavior would have just been too creepy for words. But truly the bottom line is if you are working for a company and they ask you to stop doing something, and their customers request that you stop doing something, if you don't stop doing it you're gonna be fired. Whether it's an oil company or a school, that is a reasonable outcome to expect. Of course film school 101 tells us that this guy is going to evolve into something far worse but just on the off chance that he doesn't does not validate him at all.

Stubborn pride should not interfere with your paycheck

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