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Starkweather (2004)

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In 1958 Nebraska 19 year old garbageman Charles Starkweather goes on a murder spree with his 14 year old girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate killing 11 people in three months, introducing America to spree killing.

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Sheriff Merle Karnopp
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Steven K. Grabowsky ...
The Dark Man
Rodney Ballard ...
George Lindsey Jr. ...
Guy Starkweather
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Barbara Fugate
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Deputy Dale Fahrnbruch
William Knight ...
Robert McClurg
Marianne Emma Jeff ...
Velda Bartlett
Fred Russell ...
Marion Bartlett
Sierra Paris ...
Betty Jean Bartlett
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Since childhood, Nebraska farm-boy Charles Starkweather has a schizophrenic Mr. Hyde side, a nameless dark figure, who inspires him to be cruel for the kicks. Having grown up to a 19 year old garbageman and fallen in love with weird girl 14 year old girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate, he gets completely out of control, killing of her entire family and various other singles of groups during their ensuing inter-state car-chase, hunted down by sheriff Merle Karnopp and a growing army of cops and press, then unprecedented. Written by KGF Vissers

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Before Dahmer...Before Bundy...He was the most feared.

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Crime | Drama | Horror

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Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »
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10 September 2010 (Belgium)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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After Starkweather kills a lady and her maid in their house, his white T-shirt is covered with blood. But when he comes downstairs after the second murder, the shirt is perfectly clean. See more »

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Version of Badlands (1973) See more »

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Crazy 'Bout My Own Lifestyle
Performed by Jody Reynolds
Written by Jody Reynolds
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Truly awful
26 April 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Setting aside all aspects of accuracy of story or landscape or props or whatever, and any problems with boom mics this is plain and simply just very bad. The script is the worst offender, truly awful, after Charlie's first murder when he tells Caril-Ann that he did it for her I couldn't believe the response. I actually mouthed to myself verbatim what a corny line would have been in that situation but she actually said it. For a film dealing with a serious subject with a purported serious tone was the sheriff's assistant comic relief or just atrociously written. The car-chase scene near the end was pure farce.

This film is lazy on many fronts but none worse than the character of the mentor. This is the sole justification for why Charlie Starkweather would embark on a killing spree, although at least this is more justification then for why Caril-Ann would go along with it. This seems to me the biggest of corners cut to tell a story, surely there must have been more to Starkweather's background than this, and how accurate is this sub-conscious cloaked man as a part of Charlie's personality anyway? I think better analysers than me will be able to give a whole load more reasons not to see it, all I can do is tell you it's bad, very bad, and despite the occasional flirtation with so bad it's good, it doesn't even merit that.


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