MIAMI MANHUNT

90 Minutes  2007

MIAMI MANHUNT follows the true story of a serial rapist in Miami whose victims ranged from 11 to 72 years of age and the ensuing manhunt. The rapist later escaped from maximum security before trial but was recaptured. Florida law allows a life sentence for rape of a child under 12 and he received 5 consecutive life sentences or each act he committed on the 11 year old girl.

FEATURING: Fernando Bosch, Elio “Chills” Tamayo, Samantha Steinberg, John Timoney

ABOUT THE FILM

 

When a string of disturbing assaults terrorizes Miami in the summer of 2003, the city cries for justice. The police launch a massive investigation and soon realize they have a serial rapist on their hands. The investigation and apprehension that ensue become one of the most famed manhunts in Miami’s history. Now the hunt, capture, and trial of notorious serial rapist Reynaldo Rapalo with some surprising twists and turns along the way are all caught on film in real-time as the case unfolds.

 

The film gives viewers an exclusive inside look at the tireless police investigation with intimate access to the Miami detectives (featuring detectives from A&Es hit real-life detective series, The First 48), the lawyers on both sides of the case, and exclusive footage of the suspect himself, who actually confesses to the crimes on camera. MIAMI MANHUNT traces this incredible real-life detective drama from start to finish, combining heroic characters, gritty cinematography, and unfettered access.

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