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Crime of the Century (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  14 September 1996 (USA)
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In 1932, the nation was shocked when the 14-month-old son of Charles Lindberg was kidnapped, held for ransom, and murdered. Two years later, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested, convicted,... See full summary »

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In 1932, the nation was shocked when the 14-month-old son of Charles Lindberg was kidnapped, held for ransom, and murdered. Two years later, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested, convicted, and executed. This film dramatizes the investigation against Hauptmann, the trial, and the execution, painting a picture of a corrupt police force under pressure to finger a killer framing an innocent man by manufacturing evidence, paying-off and blackmailing witnesses, and covering up exculpatory evidence. Written by Steve Derby <sderby@sdeco.com>

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The most famous kidnapping in history claimed more than one victim.

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Rated PG-13 for some intense thematic elements, including an execution scene | See all certifications »
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14 September 1996 (USA)  »

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A Lindbergh-bébi elrablása  »

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Father of Barbara Broccoli, Albert, waved to Lindbergh and he waved back, from the Spirit Of St.Louis in the air. See more »

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Version of The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976) See more »

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Crime of the Century stirs the viewer
7 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film, upon seeing the first few minutes, made me feel that it would be just like every other movie portraying a different perspective of the Lindbergh Kidnapping Case. But as the minutes dragged on I realized this was a touching story that makes the viewer really question the true outcome of the case over 50 years ago. This film made me look into the facts of the case, and 'Crime of the Century' portrays a popular and very possible outcome of the true case. For anyone who is an avid follower of the case, this movie is a must see. Rea's performance stirs the viewer to care for the accused Hauptmann and intends to set Bruno Hauptmann's side of the story straight.


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