Behind the Scenes with 'Dear Mr. Gacy' Article by Gregg Dumont
Dear Mr. Gacy is a film due out in 2010 based on the experiences of
18-year-old college student Jason Moss and his relationship with notorious
serial killer John Wayne Gacy. This film is one of the few that's actually
based on a true story.
Below you'll find videos of Actor William Forsythe and producers Clark
Peterson and Kellie Madison interviewing various people involved in
the original case. It's all very awesome and very interesting. Props
to William Forsythe for fitting so nicely into the creepy child molester
role. You're not coming to my kids birthday parties anymore you creepy
Pat Jones, former Criminalistic
Investigator on the Gacy case, discusses John Wayne Gacy’s burial
methods for his victims and we find out something new about “the
smell” of Gacy’s home that will surprise you!
Sam Amirante Interview (bio at bottom)
Gacy’s defense attorney
speaks of the Dr. Jekyll – Mr. Hyde persona that Gacy had. Also
pay attention to the number of victims Gacy had. During Gacy’s
confession to Amirante he confessed to more than the original 33 that
is historically known.
Detective Albrecht Interview (bio at bottom)
After many months of trailing
Gacy, some of the detectives on the case also spent a lot of time with
Gacy, actually finding him very friendly and approachable. Another look
at his Dr. Jekyll – Mr. Hyde side.
William Forsythe interviews Barry Boschelli
(Gacy’s childhood friend) (bios at bottom)
Barry Boschelli and Forsythe
discuss a frightening moment when Gacy may have tried to murder him!
William Forsythe Visits Gacy’s Old Stalking
Shot at dark, this creepy footage
is of William Forsythe driving around Washington Park in Chicago where
Gacy use to look for hustlers/victims!
Pat Jones Bio
Patrick Jones is currently the Forensic Lab Director and a Graduate
Faculty Member at Purdue University. He teaches Crime Scene Investigation,
Forensic Photography / Digital Imaging, Evidence Collection Techniques
and Scene Documentation. He teaches graduate courses in Forensic Lasers
and Alternate Light Sources and Forensic Digital Imaging.
As a Crime Scene Investigator, he has worked on the John Wayne Gacy
case, the Larry Eyler case and many more. He lectures and presents these
cases for students and interested groups. He is also the White County
Indiana Chief Deputy Coroner and Indiana State Certified as a Medicolegal
Death Investigator, training Deputy Coroners in death investigation,
crime scene investigation and forensic photo imaging.
He is a member and a member of the board of directors of the International
Association for Identification, Indiana Division. He is also a member
of the American Academy for Forensic Science, the International Association
of Homicide Investigators, the Indiana Association of Homicide and Violent
Crimes Investigator Association, the Indiana Physics Association, the
Indiana Microscopy Society, and the Indiana Coroner's Association. He
is past president of the Chicago Chapter of the American Society for
Industrial Security (ASIS), past president of the Midwest Security Conference
and past vice-chairman of the National Standing Committee on Disaster
Management for ASIS.
He is a retired Cook County (Illinois) Sheriff Police Investigator
with 21 years of service. His service assignments included 15 years
as a Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) – involved in over 4100 death
investigations and present at over 900 autopsies. He was also an undercover
narcotics team leader and narcotics unit commander, a tactical investigator,
prosecutor's Investigator and general assignment investigator. He earned
1 Sheriffs Medal, 13 Departmental Commendations, the J. Edgar Hoover
Medal, and numerous other awards for service and excellence. Mr. Jones
has over 32 years of experience in law enforcement, forensics investigation,
security and training,.
He has also been a staff faculty member of the National Intelligence
Academy, instructing government personnel, military members, and law
enforcement personnel in audio and video surveillance techniques. He
was a staff instructor at the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Academy
and is a Certified Police Science Instructor. He was named a District
Director of the Illinois Crime Commission (1995-1996).
Patrick Jones has a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science Degree,
and a Doctorate degree in Forensic Science (this degree awarded on the
basis of experience and contributions to the professions – a non-traditional
degree). He is a graduate of the National Law Enforcement Academy and
has attended over 78 law enforcement and security related seminars.
He has been qualified and accepted as an expert witness in the area
of forensic photography, evidence collection and security systems.
Mr. Jones has authored many articles on law enforcement and security
topics which have appeared in national and international professional
journals including: Security Management Magazine, Japan’s Industrial
Security Magazine (translated into Japanese), Access Control Magazine,
and Survive Magazine, both US and United Kingdom editions (a disaster
His book, Practical Forensic Digital Imaging, published by CRC Publishing,
Taylor and Francis Book Group is available now.
He is an accomplished lecturer, having presented in both the United
States and in England. He gives a presentation of the John Wayne Gacy
serial murder case to professionals and interested organizations.
Sam Amirante Bio
John Wayne Gacy’s defense attorney. Sam L. Amirante, a retired
Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County has returned to private practice,
where he concentrates in the areas of criminal and civil litigation.
While a Judge, Sam Amirante was assigned to the County's Third District
Courthouse in Rolling Meadows for 13 years and 3 years in the City of
Chicago, Judge Amirante carried out his duties with competence, integrity,
dedication and compassion. A Chicago columnist, who dubbed Judge Amirante
the Hugging Judge, noted that he occasionally directed youngsters in
court to hug their parents after resolving matters which have caused
an emotional break between them, usually evoking a round of applause
from his courtroom. After his appointment to the bench in December,
1988, Judge Amirante presided over hundreds of jury and non-jury trials
involving Felonies, Misdemeanors, Traffic, Domestic and Civil matters.
He earned approval and praise from sundry citizens, government officials
and court watchers.
Upon graduation from Loyola University of Chicago with a Bachelor of
Science Degree in 1970 Sam enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.
From 1970 to 1976 Sam honorably served in the United States Marine Corps
on both active and reserve duty attaining the rank of Sergeant and Platoon
Leader. While in boot camp he became the17th Marine in the long history
of the Corps to receive a perfect 500 points on the tough Marine Corps
physical fitness test. Sam is currently a member of the American Legion,
Chicago Police Marine Corps League, Italian American War Veterans and
various other veteran groups.
While on reserve duty, Sam earned his Juris Doctor Degree (JD) from
Loyola University School of Law in 1974, graduating in the upper third
of his class and was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.
While attending school, he worked part-time as a policeman for the Village
of Norridge. Following his admission to the Illinois Bar, he became
an Assistant Public Defender participating as lead counsel in hundreds
of felony and misdemeanor bench and jury trials. Sam eventually became
the supervising attorney for all of Northwest Suburban Cook County.
In 1978,Sam entered the private practice of law where he tried cases
throughout the State of Illinois and other States and served for a Prosecutor
for the Village of Norridge. That same year, together with Attorney
Robert M. Motta, provided legal counsel for serial killer John Wayne
Gacy. At the conclusion of the trial, the trial judge commended Amirante
and Motta for the excellent legal defense they had provided during the
15-week long trial. Prior to Judge Amirante's appointment to the bench
in 1988, he was a partner in the law firm of Amirante & Etchingham
with offices in Park Ridge. In 1987, upon completion of the United States
v. Jack Farmer et.al. trial in the United States Federal District Court
for the Northern District of Illinois the Court Buffs of Chicago reported
in their December 10, 1987 Courtwatchers Newsletter: "Having observed
the likes of BAILEY, BUGLIOSI, AND SPENCE PERFORM IN CHICAGO COURTROOMS,
we can say the amicable AMIRANTE ranks with them."Sam is licensed
to practice law in the State of Illinois, the Federal and U.S. Supreme
courts. He has appeared pro hoc vice on matters in Wisconsin, California,
Michigan, Washington, Indiana, and Washington, D.C.
He has served as a representative of the Illinois State Bar Association;
Northwest Suburban Bar Association (past president); Italian American
Bar Association; Illinois Judges Association; the Justinian Society
of Lawyers; the Board of Special Olympics; Board Member of Our Lady
of Pompeii Catholic Church in Chicago; Legal Technology Advisory Board
at Harper College; the Arts and Science Alumni Association of Loyola
University; National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame; the Italian
American Political Coalition and Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans;
Director and Legal Counsel for the Italian American Police Association;
Director for the Little City Board; and as author of the Missing Child
Act of 1984, commonly referred to as I-SEARCH; and authored the Loyola
Law Review article George Orwell's 1984 Revisited, Police Abuse of Computers
in the 20th Century; and has appeared on numerous television and radio
programs as well as speaking engagements.
Barry Boschelli Bio
Author of Johnny and Me. Barry was childhood friends with John Wayne
Gacy and together they shared many adventures and struggles. Since John’s
execution in 1994, Barry was encouraged by many to write about the Johnny
that very few people had the opportunity to hear about. In writing this
book, Barry hopes to shed some light on the other side of John Wayne
Gacy and find spiritual closure for himself.
Barry collects various antiques and has a vast library on the Presidents
of the United States. Abraham Lincoln holds a special place in Barry’s
heart as they both hail from the great state of Illinois. Barry is retired
and currently lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming home of the “Daddy of
‘em all”, Cheyenne Frontier Days. He previously lived in
Cheyenne 36 years ago and loved the “Wild West” so much
that he returned in 2005.
William Forsythe is a dynamically entertaining actor with piercing
eyes and a superb talent for playing some truly unlikeable and downright
nasty characters that dominate the films in which he appears! If you’re
cast as the hero against William Forsythe’s villian, then you
have your work cut out for you as Forsythe’s raw energy and menace
on screen is second to none.
Forsythe started out in a couple of minor film roles and guest appearance’s
in high rating TV shows including CHiPs (1977), Hill Street Blues (1981)
and T.J. Hooker (1982). He quickly moved into some high quality feature
films including playing a small time hoodlum in Once Upon a Time in
America (1984), an hilariously funny performance as a bumbling jail
escapee alongside John Goodman in the knockout Raising Arizona (1987)
and as a renegade soldier in Extreme Prejudice (1987). The energetic
Forsythe portrayed comic book villain “Flattop” in Dick
Tracy (1990), he was foolish enough to tangle with vengeful cop Steven
Seagal in the hyper-violent Out for Justice (1991) and locked horns
with ex-NFL linebacker Brian Bosworth in the biker action film Stone
With his expertise in playing icy villains, Forsythe was perfect to
portray prohibition mobster in the short-lived revival of The Untouchables
(1993), plus he continued the motif of playing edgy, nefarious individuals
in the thought provoking The Waterdance (1992) the oily film noir piece
Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead (1995), as real life mobster
Sammy “The Bull” Gravano in Gotti (1996, TV) and supporting
another ex-NFL player’s foray into film acting, when L.A. Raider
Howie Long debuted in Firestorm (1998). Forsythe has remained perpetually
busy in the new century with a plethora of feature film, telemovie and
TV series appearances, and developing a minor cult following amongst
film fans for his attention grabbing dramatic skills – check out
his performances in City by the Sea (2002), The Devil’s Rejects
(2005) and Halloween (2007).
Diane Pompe Bio
Miss Pompe worked as a waitress several years at a restaurant called
Bruno’s in Chicago with John Wayne Gacy who was a cook there.
She had no idea all the years she knew him his much darker side, and
was surprised when finally arrested, having thought he was a friendly
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