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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
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 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
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 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
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 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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Mark Herring ...
 Tom Sawyer 2 episodes, 1996
Isobel Smith ...
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 ...
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Paul Coeur ...
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 Undersheriff 2 episodes, 1996
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 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 ...
Tom Rowe ...
 Chaplain 2 episodes, 1996
John McDonough ...
 Mark Logan 2 episodes, 1996
Francisco Puig ...
 Mexican Border Guard 2 episodes, 1996
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 Detective Pike 2 episodes, 1996
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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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Lyrics by Perry Smith and Adapted by Hummie Mann
Music by Hummie Mann
Performed by Eric Roberts
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Worst remake ever!
10 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

There is absolutely NO reason to waste your time with this "film". The original said it all and still holds up. Either read the book or do some research about the story, and you'll realize this remake is ludicrous. Eric Roberts as Perry Smith? His sister could have done a better job! Having been to Holcomb & Edgerton, KS where the story takes place, the sets and locations looked NOTHING like Kansas. The original is riveting, from the location filming to the use of the actual participants, weapons and victims belongings. Unforgettable performances by Scott Wilson and Robert Blake. Soundtrack by Quincy Jones and cinematography by Conrad Hall...The original is available on DVD in widescreen now. Let this turkey die a quick death.


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