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The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade

The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade

  • Premiered: 
    November 14, 2016
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  • Network: ID
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Crime
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Plot Synopsis

THE 1980S: THE DEADLIEST DECADE is a one-hour docuseries that showcases the landmark crimes and chilling mysteries that defined the 1980s in America's history. Even as Madonna topped the charts and Reagan ruled the White House, this decade was one of the most significant in American history -- and was also one of its deadliest. Featured crimes in Season 1 include: The Yuppie Murder, involving the Stuarts who were robbed and shot in Boston; The Preppy Murder, which involved beautiful teenager Jennifer Levin who was found strangled to death in Central Park and prep school heartthrob, Robert Chambers, who was arrested for the crime; The Cheerleader Murder, involving 15-year-old cheerleader Kirsten Costas, who was stabbed to death just steps away from her home in a wealthy California suburb; The Heartland Massacre, which was the largest mass murder in recent Missouri history stuns a small town when an entire family is killed in cold blood; The Black Monday Murder, as the marriage of stockbroker Joe Pikul and his wife Diane came to a shocking, violent end after the stock market crash of Black Monday; and The Real Fatal Attraction, as the twisted passion of legal secretary Linda Culbertson and her married boss, Donald Pierce, draw bystanders into a shocking and vicious crime. Season 2 of THE 1980S: THE DEADLIEST DECADE premiered on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery. In the season opener, "The Newlywed Murder," when Long Island newlywed Lisa Solomon disappears on Christmas Eve, family and friends relentlessly search for her. Did she leave her husband of two months in the middle of the night? Or is there something more sinister at play?
On Monday, December 18, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT, Investigation Discovery premiered "The Krishna Killers," the Season 2 finale of THE 1980S: THE DEADLIEST DECADE. Hare Krishnas follow a religion based on divine love. But the mysterious disappearance of a charismatic devotee exposes a disturbing dark side. When another member is shot dead, police uncover a twisted web of murder and betrayal.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Lion Television