Citizen X

Citizen X is a 1995[1] American television film which covers the efforts of detectives in the Soviet Union to capture an unknown serial killer of women and children in the 1980s, and the successive bureaucratic obstacles they consistently encounter. The film is based upon the true story of Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, who was convicted in 1992 of the murder of 52 women and children committed between 1978 and 1990. It stars Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, and Max Von Sydow.

Citizen X
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Genre
  • Biography
  • Crime
  • Drama
Based onThe Killer Department
by Robert Cullen
Screenplay byChris Gerolmo
Directed byChris Gerolmo
Starring
Music byRandy Edelman
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Timothy Marx
  • Robert Stone (co-producer)
  • Webster Stone (co-producer)
CinematographyRobert Fraisse
EditorWilliam Goldenberg
Running time105 minutes
Production companies
DistributorHBO
Release
Original networkHBO
Picture formatColor
Audio formatDolby
Original releaseFebruary 25, 1995 (1995-02-25)

The film is based on Robert Cullen's non-fiction book The Killer Department, published in 1993.


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