Four years ago, myles david jewell, a 31yearold filmmaker, began combing through his late grandfathers old police files on the boston strangler case from the early 1960s. In 1967, albert desalvo confessed to sexually assaulting and killing women. This film fails on so many levels, its difficult to know. The 2010 television film the front, starring andie macdowell and daniel sunjata, depicts a detective who reopens an unsolved 1960s murder of a woman who may. Aided by their opportunistic attorney stuart whitmore corin nemec and pursued by a determined detective andrew divoff intent on uncovering the truth, the pair struggle forward with their plan and the 40 year old mystery surrounding the identity of the boston strangler is finally revealed in this previously untold story of murder, mayhem and. Jul 11, 20 boston strangler case solved after 50 years authorities say dna found on the last victims body is a 99. The untold story publication number801523 application. The untold story is the viewpoint of film maker michael feifer as he tries to piece together accounts and documentation to help discover the truth. The untold story is an intense truecrime thriller about. Untold story 2008 informacje o filmie w bazie filmweb. The untold story, a straighttodvd cheapie that speculates on the identity of the stillunresolved case. There is currently one video available for the film, of which one and only one is a trailer, as listed below. Boston strangler case solved 50 years later abc news. Jul 11, 20 the filmmaker myles david jewell described the boston strangler case that was investigated by his grandfather, a boston police detective, in the early 1960s.
The acting and plot was decent, although the story just never grabbed me. The cops thought they found the boston strangler, but desalvo was never tried for the murders. At that time, and even to this day, speculations are pointing to the. A series of brutal murders in boston sparks a seemingly endless and increasingly complex manhunt. The boston strangler is a 1968 american biographical crime film loosely based on the true story of the boston strangler and the book by gerold frank. Prior to the popularization of the boston strangler label in 1963, the culprit was also known as the phantom fiend or phantom strangler. A 2008 film the boston strangler the untold story stars david faustino as desalvo. It was directed by richard fleischer and stars tony curtis as albert desalvo, the strangler, and henry fonda as john s. Boston strangler, american serial killer who murdered at least 11 women in the boston area between 1962 and 1964. Feifer has a been a busy man in the last few years, cranking out a string of grisly straight to dvd serial killer biopics including chicago massacre. With tony curtis, henry fonda, george kennedy, mike kellin. The untold story, focused on desalvo and told the story of the boston murders. The untold story may be a straighttodvd feature, but it definitely deserves more than its 3. A 1962 edition of the boston herald opened one of its articles by saying, a mad strangler is loose in boston.
Boston strangler movie stranglehold in works from barry. Jul 28, 2016 the 1964 film the strangler was inspired by the mysterious killings, while the 1968 flick the boston strangler featured tony curtis as desalvo and also starred henry fonda. Of course this is a long time ago and there is as much mythology as facts surrounding the case. The boston strangler serial killer murdered women in the boston area, state of massachusetts between june 1962 and january 1964, most of whom were elderly victims and alone. David faustino, who played bud bundy on the tv series married with children, played desalvo in the film.
The acting is about on the level you would expect from a high school theater. Guided by his manipulative cell mate, who knows more about the murders than he reveals, they devise a plan to gain all of the. It is seen almost exclusively from the point of view of the investigators who have very few clues to build a case upon. The 2010 television film the front, starring andie macdowell and daniel sunjata, depicts a detective who reopens an unsolved 1960s murder of a woman who may have been the first victim of the boston strangler. Oceny, recenzje, obsada, dyskusje wiadomosci, zwiastuny, ciekawostki oraz galeria. The film shows several women being strangled, but not really grindhouse style, more of a hitchcock style. Boston strangler american serial killer britannica. A timely cinematic correction, but it could have done with a.
The song dirty water, by the standells, makes a reference to the boston strangler. On july 8, 1962, readers of the sunday edition of the boston herald. The boston strangler adopts the splitscreen technique then in vogue see also the thomas crown affair to relate the true story of selfconfessed mass murderer albert desalvo. His crimes were the subject of numerous books and a film, though the exact number of victimsas well as his identityproved a matter of controversy. Boston strangler case solved after 50 years authorities say dna found on the last victims body is a 99. With david faustino, andrew divoff, kostas sommer, joe torry. The untold story is a strange mismash of styles, veering from docudrama to horror. This page was last modified on 31 july 2015, at 21.
Bottomly, the chief detective who came to fame for obtaining desalvos confession. Boston strangler movie stranglehold in works from barry l. The untold story, which has a domestic theatrical release in the year of 2008. Jul 26, 2016 stranglehold tells the untold true story of the boston strangler task force, which was assembled as a special unit by the massachusetts attorney general to stop the serial killer after more. Getty images selfconfessed boston strangler albert desalvo stands in jail for an unrelated crime. The untold story presents writer director michael feifers vision of what truly happened. The untold story dvd david faustino 0720 the boston strangler. This film fails on so many levels, its difficult to know where to start. Documentary uncovers detectives persistence in boston. This is really a story of relentlessness, boston police commissioner ed. Feb 21, 2020 a 2008 film the boston strangler the untold story stars david faustino as desalvo.
Its an interesting movie with some neat casting, but unfortunately the film has a lot of flaws which keep it from being more than just a passing curiosity. This is a new zealand classification of the boston strangler. Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. The 1964 film the strangler was inspired by the mysterious killings, while the 1968 flick the boston strangler featured tony curtis as desalvo and also starred henry fonda. The boston strangler case, which inspired a 1968 hollywood movie.
The boston strangler 1968 directed by richard fleischer. There have been lots of movies about murders, but very few about real murders, using real names, while they are still a daily memory for the living. Jul 22, 2008 video archive for the film boston strangler. The boston strangler is the name given to the murderer of women in the boston. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the strangler as a character. Released in 2008 and produced by the weinstein company and north american entertainment, the film picks at the decadesold question of whether albert desalvo was the boston strangler. It makes for a somewhat jarring viewing experience but the film does create and maintain a properly ominous atmosphere. I have seen the film starring tony curtis with the same title, and i thought that. Stranglehold tells the untold true story of the boston strangler task force, which was assembled as a special unit by the massachusetts attorney general to stop the serial killer after more. There have been several other films made about the boston strangler with the boston strangler 2006 and boston strangler. The boston strangler requires a judgment not only on the quality of the film very good, but also on its moral and ethical implications. Guided by his manipulative cell mate, who knows more about the murders than he reveals, they devise a plan to gain all.571 1522 8 1248 181 1526 1170 753 838 1528 450 256 1155 326 707 1272 687 100 1461 1028 424 1483 273 532 856 978 487 280 1548 185 1419 1537 31 848 559 958 402 1297 159 1496 679 329 1162 443 191 946 1402