In a quiet subruban street, in a nice middle-class suburb, a vicious killer stalks. Behind the face of a respected, well-liked man, a loving husband and father hides the mind of a sadistic, cold-blooded serial killer responsible for the torture-deaths of more than two dozen children and young men. Brian Dennehy stars in this chilling tale of suspense as the notorious John Wayne Gacy.
Police Lieutenant Joseph Kozenczak, assigned to a routine disappearance case, begins to suspect that this pillar of the community has something to hide. Suspicion turns to obsession as Kozenczak is pressured by his superiors to give up the investigation while he is locked in a taunting cat-and-mouse game with the calculating Gacy. Even as the tenacious detective closes in, Gacy plots his next unspeakable act, sizing up his next victim.
Also starring Margot Kidder (Superman), Meg Foster (The Man in the Iron Mask) and Michael Riley (This is Wonderland) To Catch a Killer is genuine edge-of-your-seat suspense, all the more chocking because it's based on the facts of John Wayne Gacy's real-life reign of terror.