Deliberate Stranger, The (MOD)

Mark Harmon portrays serial killer Bundy in a movie that's harrowing as only true-life crime sagas can be. Seattle reporter Richard W. Larsen's book Bundy: The Deliberate Stranger provides the basis for this startling portrait of an elusive killer.


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Genre:   Telefilms
Theatrical Release Date:   05/04/1986
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Deliberate Stranger, The (MOD)
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Deliberate Stranger, The (MOD)
 
4.5

(based on 24 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (12)
  • Entertaining (10)
  • Talented acting (8)
  • High production value (6)
  • Informative (5)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Adult viewers (15)
  • At home (15)
  • Perfect gift (7)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (18), Casual viewer (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Finally!

The Deliberate Stranger is an extremely good TV movie that I've wanted to own on DVD for over ten years. Now I can, and I couldn't be happier. Mark Harmon's performance as Ted...Read complete review

The Deliberate Stranger is an extremely good TV movie that I've wanted to own on DVD for over ten years. Now I can, and I couldn't be happier. Mark Harmon's performance as Ted Bundy is excellent, and the supporting cast (including such talents as John Ashton, M. Emmet Walsh, and Frederic Forrest) is generally very good.

The cheesy synthesizer score, unfortunately, screams "1980s TV movie." It's also extremely loud in the sound mix and can be quite overbearing. This is no fault of the DVD, however...it's always been this way.

The DVD presentation is excellent...much more crisp and clear than I've ever seen the film look. Definitely a godsend to those of us who've had to survive on old VHS tapes all these years.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Early career performance

In light of Mark Harmon's career, it's interesting to see him as a charming and heartless killer in this film early in his career. Ted Bundy -- the killer he portrays -- is...Read complete review

In light of Mark Harmon's career, it's interesting to see him as a charming and heartless killer in this film early in his career. Ted Bundy -- the killer he portrays -- is a fascinating and terrifying character. The fact that this really happened is terrifying.

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5.0

Awesome

By MummyPuppy294

from Jacksonville, Florida

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      Comments about Deliberate Stranger, The (MOD):

      Great true story

       
      5.0

      fine actor playing a great part

      By rascal

      from baytown tx.

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      Pros

      • Great Acting

      Cons

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        Comments about Deliberate Stranger, The (MOD):

        good movie about something that really happened!

         
        4.0

        For "True Crime" Fans

        By Cyclops

        from El Paso, Texas

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        Pros

        • Emotionally Engaging
        • Good Original Print
        • Top Notch Acting

        Cons

        • Material Dated

        Best Uses

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        Comments about Deliberate Stranger, The (MOD):

        This is a fascinating look at the workings of a true "criminal mind." The source material from which the DVD is made is in good condition -- no skips, scratches, or soundtrack errors. Because this was filmed some time before the final resolution of the case, the movie ends with Ted Bundy in prison, and there is no mention of his eventual execution. But the acting is compelling, the events well told, and devotees of crime dramas will find this a satisfying film.

         
        5.0

        Great Movie we loved it!!

        By Corpse

        from Maryland

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        Pros

        • Crazy Good
        • Emotionally Engaging
        • Great Acting

        Cons

        • Nothing

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        Comments about Deliberate Stranger, The (MOD):

        Had been looking for the movie for awhile was worth the find at such a good price.

         
        5.0

        Great miniseries

        By stirrut

        from Aurora, CO

        About Me Movie Buff

        Pros

        • Emotionally Engaging
        • Fantastic Twist
        • Great Acting

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          Comments about Deliberate Stranger, The (MOD):

          I found Deliberate Stranger wonderful and Mark Harmon has never been better. He was fantastic as Ted Bundy. The miniseries was compelling and wonderful to watch.

           
          5.0

          Finally!

          By SunshineSherry

          from Madison, AL.

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              Comments about Deliberate Stranger, The (MOD):

              Arrived quickly, and I was amazed at the clarity of the DVD.

               
              5.0

              Video Deliberate Stranger

              By Sandy

              from San Antonio, Texas

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              Pros

              • Beautiful Setting
              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Excellent Special Effects
              • Great Cinematography
              • High Production Value
              • Talented Acting

              Cons

              • Cannot find any

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              Comments about Deliberate Stranger, The (MOD):

              no comments to be made except that I am a satified customer. the piture is clear and received the item fast.

               
              3.0

              Good Entertainment.

              By Mark Harmon

              from Rohnert Park, CA

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              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Talented Acting

              Cons

              • Disc 2 disc error twice

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              • Gave 2 as gifts
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              Comments about Deliberate Stranger, The (MOD):

              Disc 2 had "disc error" twice at the same spot, was sent back to beginning of disc. On the third time, I ejected the disc and put it back in and it worked.

              Delivery was in excellent timing for gifts.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Early career performance

              By The Flickster

              from Niles, OH

              About Me Movie Buff

              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Talented Acting

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                Comments about Deliberate Stranger, The (MOD):

                In light of Mark Harmon's career, it's interesting to see him as a charming and heartless killer in this film early in his career. Ted Bundy -- the killer he portrays -- is a fascinating and terrifying character. The fact that this really happened is terrifying.

                 
                4.0

                Just as I remember!

                By The Kelster

                from Omaha, NE

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Talented Acting

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                  Comments about Deliberate Stranger, The (MOD):

                  This movie is just good as I remember from watching it on TV in the 80's. Maybe better because this time around there were not commercials. Mark Harmon did an outstanding job of protraying Ted Bundy.

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