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      Out of the Darkness

      R 1985 1 hr. 40 min. Drama List
      Reviews 75% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Expert New York City police negotiator Ed Zigo (Martin Sheen) joins a team of detectives tasked with finding the notorious serial killer Son of Sam and ending his reign of terror. Zigo's commitment to the task force is not without cost, as it takes him away from his terminally ill wife, Ann (Jennifer Salt). When an unpaid parking ticket leads them to postal worker David Berkowitz (Robert Trebor), Zigo must use his skills as a negotiator to interrogate the suspect and crack the case. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Dec 27 Buy Now

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      Audience Member One of only 3 movies ever made (As of this date) about the infamous Son of Sam murders & shootings,& by far the most accurate & well done of the 3. The story takes place in Winter, while most of the shootings took place in Summer ("Summer of Sam"). I never got why they did that, other than it being "Based" on a true story. Anyway, the acting is absolutely top notch, with the exception being Robert Trebor as David Berkowitz, whose over the top, weirdo interpretation is not at all what the real Son of Sam was like. He clearly was looking for a nomination at awards time & also very clearly was acting, not doing any research or even investigating what Berkowitz was really like. He ass-u-me-d. He obviously felt a Serial killer must also be a weirdo, & he so overdid it that you'll react as I did, with big lol's almost every time he opens his mouth. And the grin, the smiling, the laughing-all just so pathetically played by a so-called actor I had never seen in anything else before, & since watching this when it first aired as a tv movie. Martin Sheen on the other hand was his always brilliant self, nailing a Detective role as he always has. Everyone else was just perfect in their roles, from Hector Elizondo as a Priest & close friend of Sheen's "Detective Ed Zigo," to the actress who plays Sheen's daughter & the one who plays his wife, & the actor who plays his partner. All in all this was a good enough thriller to have deservedly been shown on big screens in theaters of the time. Seems like they didn't want this to go mainstream on that level for reasons I can understand. Lastly, if you're interested in seeing this well told story, I highly recommend it to anyone & evryone, especially those like me who lived in the area & times of the worst mass murder from a Serial killer, & the scariest Summer ever in NYC & the surrounding boroughs up until 9/11 took over that reality, in a much different way. THE BEST OF ITS KIND! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is just terrific, very moving and scary at the same time. And the guy playing the Son of Sam is sensational! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Expert New York City police negotiator Ed Zigo (Martin Sheen) joins a team of detectives tasked with finding the notorious serial killer Son of Sam and ending his reign of terror. Zigo's commitment to the task force is not without cost, as it takes him away from his terminally ill wife, Ann (Jennifer Salt). When an unpaid parking ticket leads them to postal worker David Berkowitz (Robert Trebor), Zigo must use his skills as a negotiator to interrogate the suspect and crack the case.
      Director
      Jud Taylor
      Screenwriter
      T.S. Cook
      Production Co
      Centerpoint Productions
      Rating
      R, TV-PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2012
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