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Overkill: the Aileen Wuornos Story

  • Drama
  • Crime/detective
  • 1992
  • Peter Levin
  • 93 mins
  • 15

Summary

Crime drama starring Jean Smart as the prostitute who was convicted of murdering seven men on lonely Florida roads at the beginning of the 1990s.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

This formulaic yet gripping true story crime drama focuses on serial killer Aileen Wuornos, who was found guilty of murdering seven men in Florida at the beginning of the 1990s and was on death row when the film was made. Jean Smart is electrifying as the hooker who turns on her clients and there's fine support from reliable character actor Brion James. Director Peter Levin, who was responsible for the equally controversial true story Rape and Marriage: the Rideout Case, works wonders within the made-for-TV format and manages to avoid overcooking the most sensationalistic aspects of the story. The case was revisited in 2003's Monster, for which Charlize Theron won the best actress Oscar for her portrayal of Wuornos.

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Credits

Cast

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Aileen WuornosJean Smart
Tyria MoorePark Overall
Captain Steve BinegarTim Grimm
Bruce MunsterBrion James
Major Dan HenryErnie Lively
Mark KellyErich Anderson

Crew

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DirectorPeter Levin

Details

Languages
English
Guidance
Contains some violence and swearing.
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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