In 1968, when Alcala took Tali Shapiro to his apartment and beat her nearly to death, police in pursuit made the choice to save the girl instead of running after Alcala, and he made a lucky break for it.With a warrant out for his arrest, he fled to the east coast and assumed a fake name.In 2016, he was charged with the 1977 murder of a woman identified in one of his photos. In 1964, after what was described as a "nervous breakdown", during which he went AWOL and hitchhiked from Fort Bragg to his mother's house, he was diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder Other diagnoses later proposed by various psychiatric experts at his trials included narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and (from homicide expert Vernon Geberth) malignant narcissistic personality disorder with psychopathy and sexual sadism comorbidities.To evade the resulting arrest warrant he left the state and enrolled in the NYU film school, using the name "John Berger".There were already four bodies to his name when he popped up on national TV, smiling with perfect hair.
“Think Factory’s creative vision and our stellar cast will bring to life the cat and mouse story of how Alcala evaded the justice system for years and, as such, this is a frightening but true cautionary tale of how we must increasingly be ever vigilant of the evil that lurks, today, in our society.” Added Greif: "It’s a real privilege to be working with the team at ID on their first scripted project.(He remains in prison in California.) While Alcala's body count is unknown, police estimate the now-73-year-old man killed at least dozens of women, with some counts running as high as 130 – and there are still over 100 photographs of unidentified women who may have been his victims.But in 1978, two years before the murder conviction, there he was: Bachelor Number One.He is repped by Innovative Artists and LINK Entertainment.Young English seaman John Jewitt is one of only two European survivors left after his crewmates clash with Mowachaht Indians on the west coast of North America. See full summary » A wife and mom with secret dreams of being a stand-up comic uses a one night stand with a burned-out touring comedian to face the harsh but funny truths of her failing marriage, neglected aspirations, and individual identity.