The Killer Within (2005)

The Killer Within
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 17mins.
Genres Crime, Documentary, Biopic
Keywords college, college/university, family, mental illness, murder
Status Wrapped
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Christopher White Editor n/a 172 7000001
Roger Neill Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Dyanna Taylor Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Nicole Opper Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
William M Campbell III Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Leonard Cox Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Silvina Sterin Pensel Creative Consultant Archival Research 120858 12000001
Leora Kaye Research Archival Research 458 12000002
Jim Gallup Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Mary Ellen Porto Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000003
Tony Volante Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000001
Christina Wieboldt Acting Coach Archival Research 121130 12000004
Raj Kommineni Research Archival Research 458 12000003
David McKillop Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Andrea Meditch Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
John H Strozier Jr. Actor n/a 1 1000006
Ed Gelardin Actor n/a 1 1000007
Peter Likens Actor n/a 1 1000005
Amanda Bechtel Actor n/a 1 1000004
Bev Bechtel Actor n/a 1 1000002
Carrah Bechtel Actor n/a 1 1000003
Hugh Nissenson Actor n/a 1 1000008
Clint Fink Actor n/a 1 1000009
Christopher White Director n/a 2 2000002
Sandra M Itkoff Producer n/a 3 3000001
Macky Alston Director n/a 2 2000001
Dr. James Alan Fox Actor n/a 1 1000011
Charles B Strozier Actor n/a 1 1000010
Bob Bechtel Actor n/a 1 1000001
Synopsis
Bob Bechtel is a killer. One night in 1955, while a student at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, he went on a shooting rampage, killing classmate Holmes Strozier in his sleep. He was committed to a hospital for the criminally insane and released five years later. There was no felony conviction, in part because Strozier's parents wrote a letter of forgiveness to the judge. Today, Bechtel claims he lost it after intense bullying. He hopes his case will draw attention to the effects of bullying. But this revelation dredges up more than anticipated. Despite her devotion, his wife, Bev, admits there's a piece of him that's frightening. His stepdaughter Amanda wonders how her mother could marry a man she knew was a killer; his biological daughter Carrah is haunted knowing that her father's second chance resulted in her birth. Even more conflicted is the victim's brother, John Strozier, who takes issue with Bechtel's version of history. So do other Swarthmore classmates: one writes, "Robert Bechtel was never bullied or harassed. If he believes this, it is a product of his insane mind."
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