Ok there were a spate of movies about infamous serial killers coming out around this time, but this was the one that had a budget and wasn't made for TV. And it shows. The movie was well made and considering the subject matter, not at all gruesome. This is mostly because it concentrates on characters in the media and how they went about helping.
Now, I don't know how much of the film is based on fact, and how much has been added to effect a storyline, but it seems real, and from what I've gleaned from the internet articles, it sticks pretty much to what happened.
Although some of the players are miscast, I cant deny that the leads did there job well.
Well worth watching