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  • The Killing of America (1981)
  • R
    90 min | Documentary, Crime
The Killing of America (1981)
R
90 min | Documentary, Crime

A documentary of the decline of America. It features footage (most exclusive to this film) from race riots to serial killers and much, much more.
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Director
Sheldon Renan (directed by)
Writers
Leonard Schrader (written by) | Chieko Schrader (written by)
Producers
Leonard Schrader (produced by) | MataichirĂ´ Yamamoto (produced by)
Composers
W. Michael Lewis (original music by) | Mark Lindsay (original music by)
Cinematographers
Robert Charlton (cinematography by) (as Robert Charleton) | Tom Hurwitz (cinematography by) | Willy Kurant (cinematography by) | Peter Smokler (cinematography by)
Editor
Lee Percy (edited by)
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Release date
Feb 13, 1982 (United States)

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Cast

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54 cast members
Name Known for
Chuck Riley
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
Ed Dorris
Self (as Sgt. Ed Dorris Ret.) Self (as Sgt. Ed Dorris Ret.)   See fewer
Ed Kemper
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Susan Atkins
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
David Berkowitz
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Kenneth Bianchi
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Lawrence Bittaker
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
James Brady
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Arthur Bremer
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Sam Brown
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Louise Bundy
Self - Ted Bundy's Mother (archive footage) Self - Ted Bundy's Mother (archive footage)   See fewer
Ted Bundy
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Angelo Buono Jr.
Self (archive footage) (as Angelo Buono) Self (archive footage) (as Angelo Buono)   See fewer
Dean Corll
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Juan Corona
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Edward Cowart
Self - Judge at Ted Bundy's Trial (archive footage) Self - Judge at Ted Bundy's Trial (archive footage)   See fewer
Richard J. Daley
Self - Chicago Mayor (archive footage) Self - Chicago Mayor (archive footage)   See fewer
Charles de Gaulle
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Mark Essex
Self - Howard Johnson Sniper (archive footage) (as Robert Essex) Self - Howard Johnson Sniper (archive footage) (as Robert Essex)   See fewer
John Wayne Gacy
Self (archive footage) (as John Gacy) Self (archive footage) (as John Gacy)   See fewer
Richard Hall
Self - Hostage (archive footage) Self - Hostage (archive footage)   See fewer
Mary Henley
Self - Wayne Henley's Mother (archive footage) Self - Wayne Henley's Mother (archive footage)   See fewer
Dorothy Hilligiest
Self - David Hilligiest's Mother (archive footage) Self - David Hilligiest's Mother (archive footage)   See fewer
Fred Hilligiest
Self - David Hilligiest's Father (archive footage) Self - David Hilligiest's Father (archive footage)   See fewer
John Hinckley Jr.
Self (archive footage) (as John Warnock Hinckley) Self (archive footage) (as John Warnock Hinckley)   See fewer
James R. Hoskins
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Leslie Van Houten
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Jim Jones
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Linda Kasabian
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
John Kennedy Jr.
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Jacqueline Kennedy
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
John F. Kennedy
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Robert F. Kennedy
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Martin Luther King
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Patricia Krenwinkel
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
John Lennon
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Charles Manson
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Herbert Mullin
Self - Serial Killer (archive footage) Self - Serial Killer (archive footage)   See fewer
Yoko Ono
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Lee Harvey Oswald
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Nancy Reagan
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Ronald Reagan
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Jack Ruby
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Leo J. Ryan
Self (archive footage) (as Rep. Leo Ryan) Self (archive footage) (as Rep. Leo Ryan)   See fewer
Robert Benjamin Smith
Self - Mass Murderer (archive footage) (as Robert Smith) Self - Mass Murderer (archive footage) (as Robert Smith)   See fewer
Brenda Spencer
Self - School Sniper (archive footage) Self - School Sniper (archive footage)   See fewer
George Wallace
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Charles Whitman
Self - The Texas Tower Sniper (archive footage) Self - The Texas Tower Sniper (archive footage)   See fewer
Richard O. Hall
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Lyndon B. Johnson
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Anthony Kiritsis
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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