Crazy, Not Insane

Why do we kill? Why do some of us kill, and others resist the temptation? What makes a serial killer?
Dr. Dorothy Otnow Lewis, a psychiatrist who's worked with numerous serial killers, including Ted Bundy, Arthur Shawcross and Joel Rifkin, has been looking to answer these questions for decades. Fascinated by the human brain and its capacity for ruthlessness, she has spent her life investigating the interior lives of violent people.
With each case, she came closer to developing a unified field theory of what makes a killer. Along the way - steering away from the conventional wisdom of her colleagues - she explored the world of multiple personality disorder.

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Alex Gibney

Executive Producer:

Stacey Offman, Richard Perello, Maiken Baird, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller


Ophelia Harutyunyan, Erin Edeiken, Joey Marra, Alex Gibney


Ben Bloodwell


Andy Grieve

Sound Designer:

Bill Chesley


Will Bates

Principal Cast:

Dr. Dorothy Lewis, Richard Burr, Dr. Catherine Yeager, Dr. Park Dietz, Bill Hagmaier, Laura Dern

Additional Credits:

Sound Mixer: Tony Volante, Additional Editor: Eric Schuman, Associate Producer: Annamarie Fernandez, 2D Animators: Nick GIbney, Julie Gratz, Ivo Stoop, Motion Graphics Designer: Aaron Hodgins Davis


Public Film Contact:

Ophelia Harutyunyan
Jigsaw Productions

Publicity Contact:

Lauren Schwartz
212 691 2800

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117 mins