2017 • Discovery Channel
292 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (12)

In 1995, FBI profiler Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald joins the Unabom Task Force. Fitz recommends new methods of profiling but finds no allies among the agents in charge. In 1997, Fitz is tasked with confronting Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber.
2 Pure Wudder
When the elusive Unabomber threatens to blow up a jetliner, Fitz must determine if the threat is real. In 1997, Fitz confronts Ted for the first time.
3 Fruit of the Poisonous Tree
Linguist Natalie Rogers helps Fitz find clues about the Unabomber's identity in the Manifesto, but their findings face skepticism at the UTF. In 1997, Ted claims he can invalidate all of the evidence against him.
4 Publish or Perish
The Unabomber will stop bombing if his Manifesto is published. Fitz pushes for publication with S.A.C. Ackerman, who presents Fitz's argument to Attorney General Janet Reno.
5 Abri
Fitz receives linguistic proof that Ted is the Unabomber. He tracks down Ted's brother David, who is astonished at the accuracy of Fitz's profile.
6 Ted
In a letter to his brother, Ted recounts the key events from his past that informed his decision to engage in terrorist activities.
7 Lincoln
Fitz races to find a linguistic connection that will secure an arrest warrant while the FBI closes in on Ted's cabin in Montana.
8 USA vs. Theodore J. Kaczynski
When Ted fails to have the evidence against him invalidated, Fitz makes one last appeal to him to plead guilty.
101 Trailer
Manhunt: Unabomber tells the story of how the FBI tracked down notorious Unabomber (Paul Bettany), told from the point of view of the FBI profiler (Sam Worthington) in charge of the manhunt.
102 Criminal Profiling 101
Learn all about Criminal Profiling in this clip!
103 Who is the UNABOMBER?
What turned a Harvard-educated college professor into one of the most notorious domestic terrorists of all time? Retired FBI criminal profiler Jim Fitzgerald breaks down what we know about Ted Kaczynski.
104 Analyzing the Manifesto
Retired FBI criminal profiler and forensic linguist Jim Fitzgerald explains how the FBI was able to use the language of the Unabomber's manifesto to obtain an arrest warrant.

About this show

Manhunt: UNABOMBER tells the story of the hunt for the deadliest serial bomber in history. FBI Agent Jim Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington) who pioneered the use of forensic linguistics to identify and capture the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), faced an uphill battle against the Unabomber and the bureaucracy of the Unabomb Task Force.
292 reviews
Michael Car
September 21, 2017
Kept me interested, definitely. But... the flashbacks and flash-forwards and flash-...sideways left me a bit confused at first. I like to think that I am fairly least slightly above average, and yet I have to admit that I had to watch the show twice to really get all of the "flashes" in different directions as I had mentioned before. I do recommend it, definitely. As long as you know ahead of time what to expect, you should be able to enjoy it. I am getting ready to download the 2nd episode right after I finish this review.
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Duane Harris
November 28, 2017
Unabomber a nice movie it's a bit forensic because he's not a normal bomb explosionist I was worried at the pt.3 something a little more exciting.
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A Google user
August 21, 2017
Show started out great, but have to stop now because cannot get past episodes to keep up when I have to go out of town on business.
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