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The Iceman Tapes: Conversations with a Killer 

Not Rated | | Documentary | Episode aired 1992
Richard Kuklinski was a devoted husband, loving father--and ruthless killer of over 100 people. You'll meet him in this powerful documentary that features one of the most vivid and ... See full summary »




Episode credited cast:
Richard Kuklinski Richard Kuklinski ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Baden Michael Baden ... Himself (as Michael M. Baden M.D.)
Robert J. Carroll Robert J. Carroll ... Himself
Lee Grant ... Herself - Narrator (voice)
Patrick Kane Patrick Kane ... Himself
Barbara Kuklinski Barbara Kuklinski ... Herself
Kent Manahan Kent Manahan ... Herself (archive footage)
Dominick Polifrone ... Himself
Chuck Scarborough ... Himself (archive footage)


Richard Kuklinski was a devoted husband, loving father--and ruthless killer of over 100 people. You'll meet him in this powerful documentary that features one of the most vivid and disturbing interviews ever recorded--taped behind the walls of the prison where Kuklinski is serving two consecutive life sentences for multiple homicide. Written by Anonymous

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1992 (USA) See more »

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West Milford, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Followed by The Iceman Confesses: Secrets of a Mafia Hitman (2001) See more »

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Absolutely chilling
28 August 2012 | by bayardhilerSee all my reviews

Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski was a husband, father, and loving family man. He was also one of America's most cold blooded, intelligent, and proficient killers. He killed for money, to cover up his own crimes, out of anger, and sometimes just because he could. In the "The Iceman Tapes: Conversations with a Killer", you'll hear all about it from those in law enforcement who brought him down, from the medical examiner, from his wife, and from the man himself, the last part being what makes this documentary what it is. Listen as Kuklinski talks about dismembering and leaving body parts on park benches, how he used cyanide to make it look like his victims died of heart attacks, how he blew someone's head off with a shotgun without a second thought, and how he did all this and then went home to be a father and husband to his wife and three children. The filmmakers are able to capture all of this to give us an unprecedented look into one of the darkest souls of human existence that very few other filmmakers have been able to do with other killers mainly because of Kuklinski's nonchalant speaking tone that he uses throughout the show. I can personally say that no matter how many times I watch this, it never fails to send shivers down my spine, especially with the good use of some creepy music. If you are brave enough, I highly recommend this little gem from the early HBO days and just be thankful that Kuklinski isn't on the streets anymore because this is more real than any reality TV show.

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