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Swoon (1992)

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The true story of gay lovers, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold Jr. who kidnapped and murdered a child in the early 1920s for kicks. The plot covers the months before the crime, the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Schlachet ...
Richard Loeb
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Nathan Leopold Jr.
Ron Vawter ...
State's Attorney Crowe
Michael Kirby ...
Detective Savage
Michael Stumm ...
Doctor Bowman
Valda Z. Drabla ...
Germaine Reinhardt
Natalie Stanford ...
Susan Lurie
Isabela Araujo ...
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Jill 'Spanky' Buchanan ...
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Nashom Benjamin ...
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Nashom Wooden ...
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Peter Bowen ...
Factory Workman
Ryan Landry ...
Ivory
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The true story of gay lovers, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold Jr. who kidnapped and murdered a child in the early 1920s for kicks. The plot covers the months before the crime, the investigation, trial and final fate of the two men. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Was it a crime of passion? Or a passion for crime?

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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25 September 1992 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Swoon - Colapso do Desejo  »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$340,147 (USA)
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Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, the real killers, appear in archival footage sampled in the film. These shots, and most of the other footage in the film, were provided by the Chicago Historical Society. See more »

Goofs

The two lead characters use a telephone with Touch Tone dialing-systems and other modern devices (TV remote controls, ballpoint pens, etc), even though the film is set in the early 1920's. The placement of such anachronistic objects was deliberate on the part of the filmmakers. See more »

Quotes

Nathan Leopold Jr.: If I do what you want...
Richard Loeb: I'll do what you want.
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References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

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Another Kind Of Compulsion
23 August 2007 | by (Los Angeles, CA.) – See all my reviews

What a riveting, startling and altogether masterful achievement. The idea the we're actually seeing Leopold and Loeb in person crossed my mind more than once. The illusion is overwhelming and the idea that we're seeing and hearing something that we shouldn't is part of its fascination. I loved Richard Fleischer's 1959 film from Meyer Levin's novel. I was enthralled by Dean Stockwell's performance and that's the only missing element here. Dean Stockwell. However, Tom Kalin has masterminded a narration that makes the whole thing so close to what it really must have been that the experience, for all film lovers, should be a must.


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