At the end of the 1950s, in a more innocent America, the brutal, meaningless slaying of a Midwestern family horrified the nation. This film is based on Truman Capote's hauntingly detailed, ... See full summary »
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1996  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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 Dick Hickock (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Perry Smith (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Agent Alvin Dewey (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Herbert Clutter (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Bonnie Clutter (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Nancy Clutter (2 episodes, 1996)
Robbie Bowen ...
 Kenyon Clutter (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Bess Hartmann (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Sadie Truitt (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Agent Harold Nye (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Carl Duntz (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Roy Church (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Tex Smith (2 episodes, 1996)
Louise Latham ...
 Eunice Hickock (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Walter Hickock (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Alfred Stoecklein (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Floyd Wells (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Hotel Keeper (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Bobby Rupp (2 episodes, 1996)
Lindsey Campbell ...
 Susan Kidwell (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Kathy Ewalt (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Marie Dewey (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Minister (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Clarence Ewalt (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Insurance Salesman (2 episodes, 1996)
Matthew Lerigny ...
 Little Perry (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Dorie (2 episodes, 1996)
Mark Herring ...
 Tom Sawyer (2 episodes, 1996)
Isobel Smith ...
 Nun (2 episodes, 1996)
Liese McDonald ...
 Eveanna Clutter (2 episodes, 1996)
Brenda Shuttleworth ...
 Beverly Clutter (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Mrs. Ketchum (2 episodes, 1996)
Veronika Sztopa ...
 Jolene Ketchum (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Flo Smith (2 episodes, 1996)
Randy Birch ...
 Flo's John (2 episodes, 1996)
Chezlene Kocian ...
 Ann (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Tommy (2 episodes, 1996)
Christian Goutsis ...
 James (2 episodes, 1996)
Paul Coeur ...
 Sheriff (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Undersheriff (2 episodes, 1996)
Stephen Hair ...
 Tailor (2 episodes, 1996)
Wolfgang Brunner ...
 Otto (2 episodes, 1996)
Patricia M. Tkachuk ...
 Rosa (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Inez (2 episodes, 1996)
Johnny Ray McGhee ...
 Jeb (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Bill (2 episodes, 1996)
Todd Shillington ...
 Kenyon's Friend (2 episodes, 1996)
Esther Purves-Smith ...
 Waitress (2 episodes, 1996)
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 N.Y. Newsman (2 episodes, 1996)
Georgie Collins ...
 Journalist (2 episodes, 1996)
Bruce Parkhouse ...
 Reporter (2 episodes, 1996)
Chuck Bennett ...
 Announcer (2 episodes, 1996)
Larry Reese ...
 Warden (2 episodes, 1996)
Tom Rowe ...
 Chaplain (2 episodes, 1996)
John McDonough ...
 Mark Logan (2 episodes, 1996)
Francisco Puig ...
 Mexican Border Guard (2 episodes, 1996)
John Gibbs ...
 Detective Pike (2 episodes, 1996)
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Storyline

At the end of the 1950s, in a more innocent America, the brutal, meaningless slaying of a Midwestern family horrified the nation. This film is based on Truman Capote's hauntingly detailed, psychologically penetrating nonfiction novel. While in prison, Dick Hickock, 28, hears a cell-mate's story about $10,000 in cash kept in a home safe by a prosperous rancher. When he's paroled, Dick persuades ex-con Perry Smith, 31, to join him in going after the stash. On a November night in 1959, Dick and Perry break into the Holcomb, Kansas, house of Herb Clutter. Enraged at finding no safe, they wake the sleeping family and brutally kill them all. The bodies are found by two friends who come by before Sunday church. The murders shock the small Great Plains town, where doors are routinely left unlocked. Detective Alvin Dewey of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation heads the case, but there are no clues, no apparent motive and no suspects... Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Crime | Drama | History

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24 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sangue Frio  »

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Connections

Version of In Cold Blood (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Parrots
Lyrics by Perry Smith and Adapted by Hummie Mann
Music by Hummie Mann
Performed by Eric Roberts
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I liked this film a lot
17 July 2006 | by (Budapest, Hungary) – See all my reviews

Although I generally do not like remakes believing that remakes are waste of time; this film is an exception. I didn't actually know so far until reading the previous comment that this was a remake, so my opinion is purely about the actual film and not a comparison.

The story and the way it is written is no question: it is Capote. There is no need for more words.

The play of Anthony Edwards and Eric Roberts is superb. I have seen some movies with them, each in one or the other. I was certain that they are good actors and in case of Eric I always wondered why his sister is the number 1 famous star and not her brother. This time this certainty is raised to fact, no question. His play, just as well as the play of Mr. Edwards is clearly the top of all their profession.

I recommend this film to be on your top 50 films to see and keep on your DVD shelves.


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