Mindhunter (2017– )
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Episode #1.9 

Holden's methods during a disturbing interview with mass murderer Richard Speck create dissension among the team and kick off an internal FBI probe.


David Fincher


Joe Penhall (created by), John Douglas (based upon the book by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Sonny Valicenti ... ADT Serviceman
Jonathan Groff ... Holden Ford
Holt McCallany ... Bill Tench
Greg Harpold ... Prison Guard - Reception #2
Christopher Mann ... Armstrong
Jack Erdie ... Richard Speck
Hannah Gross ... Debbie Mitford
Joe Tuttle ... Gregg Smith
Anna Torv ... Wendy Carr
Enid Graham ... Mrs. Wade
Duke Lafoon ... Detective Chambers
Cotter Smith ... Unit Chief Shepard
Michael Park ... Peter Dean
George R. Sheffey ... John Boylen (as George Sheffey)


Holden's methods during a disturbing interview with mass murderer Richard Speck create dissension among the team and kick off an internal FBI probe.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


The prison that the team goes to visit Speck at is actually the former West Virginia State penitentiary in Moundsville. It started life as a Civil War armory and afterwards was converted to a prison. You can still visit, at the east end of the complex, the hole that the prisoners would drop through as they were being executed. These were open to the public until well into the 1930's. See more »


In a scene supposedly set in Joliet, Illinois, mountains are clearly visible in the distance. See more »


[first lines]
Holden Ford: [holding Richard Speck newspaper clippings] It's like meeting a movie star.
Bill Tench: Could be as anti-climactic.
Holden Ford: "Crime of the Century."
Bill Tench: Until Charles Whitman two weeks later...
Holden Ford: I remember staring at this wanted poster of him, trying to figure out if I saw him on the street, would I know he was insane?
Bill Tench: You clip all these?
Holden Ford: Everything I could get my hands on. Even went to my neighbors who subscribed to newspapers outside of Milwaukee.
Bill Tench: Holden and his first criminal crush!
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I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You
Written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson
Performed by The Alan Parsons Project
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Is Holden becoming the monsters he is fighting ?

First of all, never collude with a quaker/christian. You're bound to be betrayed by those goody two shoes' conscience if you . Let that aside, this episode is lit !

As Holden stares into the abyss, it seems like the abyss becoming part of him. It really begs the question : is he dispalying deviant behaviour ? Are there signs that this guy might become the monsters he loves to study ?

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