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Citizen X
Stephen Rea and Joss Ackland




Overview -
Based on a true story and the book "The Killer Department" by Robert Cullen, CITIZEN X is the tale of the Soviet Union's eight year pursuit of a bloodthirsty serial killer who claimed the lives of 52 people (mostly teenage girls) between 1982 and 1990. A brilliant forensics expert (Rea) may hold the clues needed to finally apprehend the killer, but could they stop him before he strikes again? Sutherland won the Golden Globe for Supporting Role Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Made for TV in 1996 and the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Special in 1995.

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Overview

Based on a true story and the book "The Killer Department" by Robert Cullen, CITIZEN X is the tale of the Soviet Union's eight year pursuit of a bloodthirsty serial killer who claimed the lives of 52 people (mostly teenage girls) between 1982 and 1990. A brilliant forensics expert (Rea) may hold the clues needed to finally apprehend the killer, but could they stop him before he strikes again? Sutherland won the Golden Globe for Supporting Role Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Made for TV in 1996 and the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Special in 1995.

Main Cast & Crew

Chris Gerolmo - Director
Stephen Rea
Donald Sutherland
Max von Sydow
Jeff DeMunn
John Wood
Joss Ackland
Radu Amzulrescu
Ralph Nossek
Czeskaw Grocholski
Ion Caramitru

 

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DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 103
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 026359118524
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: July 2000

Related Categories:
Movies > Television
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Mystery
Suspense
Thriller
True Story
Rape
Murder
Theatrical Release
Cable Original
Serial Killers
Killers
Murder Investigations
Based On A Novel

 

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Synopsis:
This acclaimed drama, starring Irish actor Stephen Rea, tells the true story of one Soviet policeman's crusasde to capture a serial killer. But Detective Burakov has a problem: according to the government bureaucrats, communist Russia doesn't spawn such murderers -- that distinction belongs solely to the capitalist west. So they hinder every one of Burakov's efforts, which include contacting FBI experts who have worked extensively on such cases. Meanwhile, even as the frustrated detective continues to fight the entrenched powers, victims -- often youngsters -- continue to die...

Notes:
Originally cablecast on HBO February 25, 1995. Filmed in Budapest, Hungary. Co-produced by Asylum Films and Citadel Entertainment. The movie is based on the real-life hunt for a serial killer in the Soviet Union. The search lasted eight years.

 

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