Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003) 1080p YIFY Movie

Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003) 1080p

The Stranger Beside Me is a TV movie starring Billy Campbell, Barbara Hershey, and Kevin Dunn. While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, aspiring crime writer, Ann Rule, unwittingly becomes friends with serial killer...

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  • Genre: Biography | Crime
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 1.72G
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  • Run Time: 89
  • IMDB Rating: 6.1/10 
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The Synopsis for Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003) 1080p

While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, aspiring crime writer, Ann Rule, unwittingly becomes friends with serial killer Ted Bundy.


The Director and Players for Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003) 1080p

[Director]Paul Shapiro
[Role:]Billy Campbell
[Role:]Barbara Hershey
[Role:]Kevin Dunn
[Role:]Suki Kaiser


The Reviews for Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003) 1080p


A Gripping Tale of an Uncontrollable EgoReviewed bygavin6942Vote: 7/10

This film is a fictional portrayal of Ann Rule's relationship with serial killer Ted Bundy (played by Billy Campbell). How true it is or not, I have no idea. It relies on Rule's point of view, with Rule being portrayed by Barbara Hershey, and some scenes do not even involve her, so at the very least the dialogue is just a bunch of bull.

Ted Bundy working with crime writer and ex-cop Ann Rule at a crisis hotline, where they have paramedics tracing the calls and arriving in record time. Also, Bundy as a Republican fundraiser and personal aide who knows the governor of Washington. I admit I never knew much about Bundy, but this is more interesting than I had imagined.

How Bundy, after being accused of murdering a dozen girls, gets out on bail is beyond me. He says that after one semester of law school he knows enough to "torpedo" the prosecution, but I have no idea how this can be true.

I appreciate the reference to Gary Gilmore and how Norman Mailer is writing a book about him. Gilmore is a far less-known killer, but treated here as though he is much bigger (which was probably true at the time). How he then escapes from Colorado and gets to Florida, gets a car, a fake identification and more... he is truly a criminal mastermind.

As I am not well-versed in Ted Bundy's story, and not not say how accurate this film is, I can say it was very well made. I was engaged, and enthralled by how interesting it was. And to be able to have both Ann Rule and Bundy's story told simultaneously adds a really good angle, since Bundy's story by itself would be more exploitative than anything.

Decent TV movie about Ted BundyReviewed byStevieboy666Vote: 7/10

TV movie about the crimes of Ted Bundy & his friendship with author Ann Rule. I have not read her book so cannot comment upon this adaptation but I have read about Bundy & would recommend this movie to anybody interested in learning about the serial killer. The film is gripping, well made and has a good level of acting. .My only gripe is that the characters don't appear to age despite being spread over a couple of decades.

The fascinating case of Ted BundyReviewed byWuchakkVote: 7/10

RELEASED TO TV IN 2003 and directed by Paul Shapiro, "Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me" (aka "The Ted Bundy Story") stars Billy Campbell as the infamous serial killer and Barbara Hershey as the eponymous writer who knew him before and during his murders, as well as during his imprisonments in Colorado and Florida.

The phrase "serial killer" didn't exist before Bundy. His first suspected victim was when he was a paper boy in Tacoma at the age of 14. He finally officially confessed to 30 murders in 7 states from 1974 to1978, but later said there were several others and respectable estimates range from 60-100 or more. He was first locked up in Utah in 1975 for kidnapping and assault, which is shown in the movie. Bundy subsequently became a suspect in an increasing list of unsolved murders in several states. Imprisoned in Colorado for homicide, he amazingly enacted two successful escapes and committed further attacks, including three more homicides in Florida, before his ultimate apprehension in 1978. He received three death sentences in two separate trials for the Florida murders. Bundy was electrocuted in Starke, Florida, on January 24, 1989. He was 42 years-old.

What's strange about the Bundy case is that he was a highly educated, charismatic man with Hollywood good looks. Combined with his likable gift of bullsheet he was able to dupe those closest to him, including Ann Rule, until the evidence against him piled up. This explains why one Washington woman allowed him to stay with her after he was released from confinement in Utah as a prime suspect, not to mention Kelly Parker's marriage to him while he was in prison in Florida for 11 years.

One of the first murders shown in the movie, the one that occurs in the parking garage, actually took place at a state park. Yet it successfully shows how the affable killer made himself appear harmless to his victims. Despite story changes like this, as well as obvious anachronisms, the gist of the movie account is true and the film is compelling. Campbell uncannily looks like the serial killer and does a potent portrayal. Moreover the movie inspires you to look up the facts. It also shows how women in general, and particularly nubile ones, need to be aware when dealing with strangers or dubious people and use their innate intuition, even if the person is thoroughly charming, intelligent and seems harmless. Ultra-winsome Kimberley Warnat has a small role as one of the young women who kept her wits about her and therefore was able to see the proverbial writing on the wall and escape.

This is the only movie based on Bundy's crimes that I've seen. People say that the 1986 TV movie "The Deliberate Stranger" more closely adheres to the facts, but that one was released almost three years before the murderer's execution. This one, by contrast, fittingly shows Bundy's just wages. What a sick fool and what a waste of humanity, both him and his myriad tragic victims, not to mention the dozens of na?ve souls he hoodwinked into believing his pathological lies thru his amiable mojo.

THE MOVIE RUNS 88 minutes and was shot in Vancouver & New Westminster, British Columbia. The script was written by Matthew McDuffie & Matthew Tabak from Ann Rule's book. ADDITIONAL CAST: Kevin Dunn appears as a Seattle detective and friend of Rule while Brenda James & Suki Kaiser play Bundy's oblivious lovers.

GRADE: B

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