Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story (1992)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story stars Jean Smart as the title character. One of the rare female serial killers on record, Wuornos was eventually charged with murdering seven men on lonely Florida roads. The killing spree took place between 1990 and 1991, thus this 1992 TV movie could pat itself on the back for its timeliness. At the time Overkill was made, there was some public doubt concerning Wuornos' guilt (she was then on death row). The script suggests that her crimes were a by-product of childhood sexual abuse.

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serial-killer, woman, child-abuse, death-row