Some killers are born. Others are driven to it.
Inspired by true events, Blue Caprice investigates the notorious and horrific Beltway sniper attacks from the point of view of the two perpetrators, whose distorted father-son relationship facilitated their long and bloody journey across America.
Recently abandoned by his mother, teenager Lee Malvo (Tequan Richmond) finds an unlikely father figure in John Allen Muhammad (Isaiah Washington, Grey's Anatomy), who takes the boy in and shows him the moral decay of the society that declared him unfit to be a husband and parent. Before long the impressionable Lee follows in John's footsteps and learns the art of killing for vengeance. When John obtains the whereabouts of his estranged wife and children, he outfits a blue Chevy Caprice with a shooting bay and he and Lee head for Maryland. What follows is a weeks-long assault that held the nation's capital in fear as the duo's sniper attacks took the lives of innocent men, women, and children until their apprehension by police.
Featuring captivating performances by Washington and Richmond, Blue Caprice paints a riveting portrait of 21st-century America and is a haunting depiction of two cold-blooded killers that endures long after the final frame.