Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Out of the Darkness recreates the terrifying 13-month (1976-77) period when the serial killer known as "Son of Sam" held New York in a grip of terror. Martin Sheen plays real-life police officer Ed Zigo, a veteran "negotiator" who joins the Son of Sam task force in hopes of weeding out the elusive killer. Sheen's personal problems, including the illness and death of his wife (Jennifer Salt) somehow do not impede his ability to pursue his investigation. The vital clue in the proceedings is a discarded parking ticket. The made-for-television Out of the Darkness was first screened October 12, 1985.
investigation, police-detective, serial-killer, death-in-family