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The Riverman is a 2004 true crime film, based on Robert Keppel's 2004 non-fiction book The Riverman: Ted Bundy and I Hunt For the Green River Killer. It was written by Tom Towler and directed by Bill Eagles. It premiered on September 2, 2004, on the A&E Network.
Robert D. Keppel, a criminology professor at the University of Washington, is approached by Detective Dave Reichert to help profile a serial killer preying on prostitutes in the Seattle, Washington area. Keppel agrees over the objections of his wife Sande, who is tired of him spending more time with crime scene investigations than with her.
Keppel receives a letter from serial killer Ted Bundy, whom Keppel had helped send to death row, offering to "consult" on the case. Keppel conducts a series of interviews with Bundy under the guise of wanting his expertise. In reality, he is hoping that Bundy will reveal details of his own murders before he is executed. Bundy is little help in profiling the killer, whom he dubs "The Riverman", but he does shed light on his own pathology, particularly his need to "possess" his victims, even to the point of necrophilia. Finally, Bundy confesses to several unsolved murders in the vain hope that Keppel will delay his execution.
- Cary Elwes as Ted Bundy
- Bruce Greenwood as Robert D. Keppel
- Sam Jaeger as Dave Reichert
- Kathleen Quinlan as Sande Keppel
- Dave Brown as Gary Ridgway
- Sarah Manninen as Georgeann Hawkins
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