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Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)

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Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Carl Panzram
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Henry Lesser
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Elizabeth Wyatt
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Esther Lesser
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R.G. Greiser
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Warden Quince
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Old Henry Lesser
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Dr. Karl Menninger
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Sam Lesser
Conrad McLaren ...
Judge John W. Kingman
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Warden Charles Casey
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Cop
Christopher Petrosino ...
Richard Lesser
Michael Jeffrey Woods ...
Harry Sinclair (as Michael Jeffery Woods)
Rob Locke Jones ...
Junkie
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Storyline

Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him to write his life story. Lesser learns that Panzram's past is much more violent than he thought, but also that he's capable of being a much better person than the rest of the prison staff believes - or so Lesser thinks. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Liar. Thief. Murderer. He hated all of humanity, himself most of all.


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Rated R for strong language and strong, brutal violence, including a rape | See all certifications »
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6 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Killer  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$31,993 (USA) (6 September 1996)

Gross:

$65,682 (USA) (13 September 1996)
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Trivia

The film is dedicated to Sam Peckinpah because The Wild Bunch (1969) inspired director 'Metcalfe, Tim' to become a director. See more »

Goofs

The amount of beer in Henry Lesser's glass at the speakeasy. See more »

Quotes

Carl Panzram: I don't want to be alive. I want out of these clothes. I want out of this body. I want out of this world.
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Referenced in Tomorrow by Midnight (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

WE TRIED TO REACH FOR THE MOON
Music & lyrics by Bill Elliott
Performed by Bill Elliott & His Orchestra
Sung by Jeff Gilbert
Courtesy of Windswept Pacific Entertainment Co.
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23 January 2009 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This is my first post but i felt i needed to when it comes to this movie. First i didn't know anything about the real story behind the movie before i watched it, so i cant take this into consideration. What i can say is that i have seen thousands of movies, and that this is one of my top 10.

why? James Woods. He is this movie from start to finish. His performance is breathtaking, and you go from loving him to hating him i 2 seconds. Some of the scenes i have seen so many times and makes me react the same way ever time.

I don't want to give anything more away so please go and see this movie, i promise u will not


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