Just over ten years ago, three weeks of domestic terror gripped the nation, one shooting at a time. There were thirteen targets in the Beltway killing spree, and only three survived the attacks.
This Friday the 13th, the feature film debut of writer-director Alexandre Moor, ‘Blue Caprice,’ will open in limited release. It is based on the 2002 sniper attacks in the suburbs of Washington D.C..
The main characters are based on John A. Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, and the movie is told from their point of view. The two maintained a distorted father-son relationship, dating back to Muhammed’s rescue of the abandoned teen in Antiqua. Muhammed brought Malvo to the states.
The movie chronicles Muhammed’s transformation of his young protége, and the event that led to the chain of violent events that shocked the nation.
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At this time, ‘Blue Caprice’ is not playing in Richmond, surprising since it was evidence collected at the Ashland attack at the Ponderosa steakhouse played a key role in the capture of the snipers Muhammad and Malvo. An extortion note was found in the woods that had finger prints on it.
The film will be available On Demand starting Sept. 17.