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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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Trash ...
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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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25 September 1992 (UK)  »

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Swoon - Colapso do Desejo  »

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$250,000 (estimated)

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$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 »

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It is stated during the epilogue that Compulsion, film made about the Loeb & Leopold case, was released in 1958. The movie came out in 1959. See more »

Quotes

Nathan Leopold Jr.: If I do what you want...
Richard Loeb: I'll do what you want.
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2 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Swoon tells the story of Leopold and Lobe with homosexuality constantly in mind, because it was important (or at least everyone at the time it actually happened believed it was important). This film points out how the trial focused on their homosexuality, using authentic court transcripts, despite the murder having nothing to do with sexual orientation. This mirrors Michael Foucault's History of Sexuality regarding the policing of sexuality. Thought-provoking.

Although a bit confusing at times, a movie worth watching once. Perhaps do a bit of research on the background of the case to supplement the film.


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