Manhunt: Unabomber


In 1995, rookie FBI agent Jim Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington) is recruited to join the team that’s hunting the Unabomber, a man who’s been mailing bombs to targets all over the country… but Fitzgerald’s unconventional thinking clashes with his superiors. A miniseries that takes us behind the long investigation that ultimately led to the now famous cabin in Lincoln, Montana. Fitzgerald is a real-life person, but here he’s supposed to be a composite character symbolizing several investigators and their contributions. He turns into a cliché, which is a shame because Paul Bettany is very good as Kaczynski and the miniseries is at its best when focusing on him.

2017-U.S. Made for TV. 344 min. Color. Directed by Greg Yaitanes. Cast: Sam Worthington (Jim Fitzgerald), Paul Bettany (Ted Kaczynski), Jeremy Bobb (Stan Cole), Keisha Castle-Hughes, Lynn Collins, Brían F. O’Byrne… Jane Lynch, Mark Duplass.

Trivia: Originally shown in eight episodes. Kaczynski was also portrayed in the TV movie Unabomber: The True Story (1996).



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