D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear
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|D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear|
USA Network promotional image for the D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear T.V. movie based on the sniper attacks
|Written by||Dave Erickson|
|Directed by||Tom McLoughlin|
|Starring||Charles S. Dutton|
Jay O. Sanders
|Theme music composer||Mark Snow|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||85 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Orly Adelson Productions|
USA Cable Entertainment
|Original network||USA Network|
The films chronicles the period when John Allen Muhammad (played by Bobby Hosea) and Lee Boyd Malvo (played by Trent Cameron) went on a serial killing spree in October 2002 in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland, all parts of the Washington Metropolitan Area, the entire area of which was held in a "grip of terror."
In October 2002, Chief Charles Moose (played by Charles S. Dutton) of the Montgomery County Police Department, heads an effort to track down those responsible for a recent string of murders in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Unable to give anything but small pieces of information at various press conferences held during the 23 dark days, Moose finds himself vilified and derided in many corners as ineffectual and incompetent. Indeed, quite a few newspapers outside the area targeted by snipers came right out and called for Moose's resignation. But the chief's dogged persistence ultimately paid off and — in the sort of twist that a professional writer of thrillers might dismiss as inconceivable — the two men arrested for the carnage turned out to be the archetypal "least likely suspects."
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