“Intimate interviews … haunting re-enactments”
Serial killer David Berkowitz aka ‘Son of Sam’ carried out eight deadly attacks between 1976 and 1977 in New York City. The horror of that time remains ingrained in American cultural memory but the man who caught the monster has, until now, remained in the shadows.
Forty years on, journalist Seán Mac an tSíthigh travels to New York to uncover the incredible story of how Irish born NYPD Deputy Inspector Timothy Dowd led the largest manhunt in New York history to capture one of America’s most notorious serial killers.
Directed by Neal Boyle, this captivating drama-doc journeys through the boroughs of New York and this extraordinary case. With remarkable access, the film retraces the NYPD investigation, to reveal the relentless steps Tim Dowd and his taskforce took to track down ‘Son of Sam’, under an intense political and media spotlight.