The story of serial killer Rodney Alcala, a smooth talker with a high I. who appeared on "The Dating Game" in 1978, is intertwined with the story of the mother of one of his victims; and the reaction of his mother once she realizes that he's a monster.
The Mating Game (1959) is an MGM Metrocolor film in Cinema Scope directed by George Marshall and starring Debbie Reynolds, Tony Randall, and Paul Douglas in his final screen appearance.
Greif's Think Factory Media will produce for Investigation Discovery. “ID has become the premier destination for consistent, high-quality true crime content, and we’re excited to extend our storytelling with our first scripted movie,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.
“Think Factory’s creative vision and our stellar cast will bring to life the cat and mouse story of how Alcala evaded the justice system for years and, as such, this is a frightening but true cautionary tale of how we must increasingly be ever vigilant of the evil that lurks, today, in our society.” Added Greif: "It’s a real privilege to be working with the team at ID on their first scripted project.
Young English seaman John Jewitt is one of only two European survivors left after his crewmates clash with Mowachaht Indians on the west coast of North America. See full summary » A wife and mom with secret dreams of being a stand-up comic uses a one night stand with a burned-out touring comedian to face the harsh but funny truths of her failing marriage, neglected aspirations, and individual identity.Chuck is given permission to pitch the concept for The Dating Game at ABC.He is given ,500 to create a television pilot, but ABC abandons the idea in favor of Hootenanny.He finds more success back home when The Newlywed Game goes on air.in 1978 — and subsequently, a place in history as one of America's most prolific serial killers.