Fascinating true story of hunt for the most prolific serial killer of modern times. A feisty forensics expert is named head of the "Killer Department" by a Soviet colonel. Story works as a manhunt for the killer AND as a commentary upon the Soviet political system. Event with this broad view, it retains the tragedy incurred when one man decides the fate of 52 young victims.
Stephen Rea ... Lt. Viktor Burakov
Donald Sutherland ... Col. Mikhail Fetisov
Max von Sydow ... Dr. Alexandr Bukhanovsky
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Andrei Chikatilo
Joss Ackland ... Bondarchuk
John Wood ... Gorbunov