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Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist (2018)

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Show title: Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist

IMDb score: 7,5 (30.746)

Episodes: 4

Playing time: 3 hour and 11 minutes

Developed by: Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Josh Braun, Dan Braun and Trey Borzillieri

Origin: United States

Releasedate: Friday 11 May 2018

First aired on: Netflix (Nederland)


Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist plot

In 2003 in Erie, Pennsylvania, the nation's attention was caught by a robbery, a terrifying public murder, and a bizarre collection of Midwestern criminals playing cat-and-mouse with the FBI. Finally, the mastermind behind the group, Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong - once a town beauty, now a woman struggling with mental illness - is arrested. But 15 years later, Evil Genius proves there's more to the conspiracy and murders.

Episodes Season 1 (2018)

  1. 1. Part 1: The Heist

    11 May 2018 (45 minutes)

  2. 2. Part 2: The Frozen Body

    11 May 2018 (53 minutes)

  3. 3. Part 3: The Suspects

    11 May 2018 (45 minutes)

  4. 4. Part 4: The Confessions

    11 May 2018 (48 minutes)

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Himself - State Trooper

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'Evil Genius' (2018) is more like smooth exploitation television in the late evenings than in-depth investigative journalism. Now the so-called 'Pizza Bomber Heist' is also a very bizarre and macabre murder case. The humble Brian Wells was apparently on a scavenger hunt when he tried to rob a bank with a neck bomb and makeshift shotgun. He was held at gunpoint in front of the door by the police and the explosives service was too late to free him from his predicament. Wells himself seemed the most surprised of all that the timer was actually ticking to his horrific death. This docuseries almost begs for a suggestive, one-sided approach to portray Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong as the evil genius behind this horror scenario. I see no logical reason why male co-conspirators like William Rothstein and Kenneth E. Barnes don't get nearly as detailed a profile as the lady in their company. Diehl is portrayed as a fatal woman in the most classic sense: as a piercing-eyed brunette who gets the most terrible things done with her calculating seduction skills. The result is a sensationalistic caricature that encourages sexism by constantly putting her womanhood and mental illness in the foreground.

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