'To Catch a Killer'

Doubtlessly repeated to coincide with the scheduled execution of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, this 1991 Canadian production offers a cop's-eye view, with Jud Kinberg's script telling the chilling Gacy story from the perspective of Joe Kozenczak (Michael Riley), a policeman in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines, where Gacy murdered a record 33 individuals, all young males whom he imprisoned and sexually assaulted. Brian Dennehy (pictured) is convincingly menacing and maniacal as the arrogant Gacy. Director Eric Till manages to wring suspense from a long and rambling crime story, even if side trips into Kozenczak's personal life cost the film some momentum (KTLA Monday at 8 p.m.).

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