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Starkweather (2004)

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.






Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheriff Merle Karnopp
The Mentor
Steven K. Grabowsky ...
The Dark Man
Rodney Ballard ...
George Lindsey Jr. ...
Guy Starkweather
Barbara Fugate
Justin Ipock ...
Deputy Dale Fahrnbruch
William Knight ...
Robert McClurg
Marianne Emma Jeff ...
Velda Bartlett
Fred Russell ...
Marion Bartlett
Sierra Paris ...
Betty Jean Bartlett


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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

10 September 2010 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Fúria Assassina  »

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Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


A baseball field was used as the location for the drive-in movie theater. See more »


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 »


Version of Murder in the Heartland (1993) See more »


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Performed by Buddy Lee
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So many inaccuracies
10 December 2006 | by (Gloucester City, NJ) – See all my reviews

First of all, Starkweather and Fugate were from Nebraska. So what's with the Southern hick accents and the country music?

Starkweather fancied himself another James Dean. I don't think he listened to country music.

What's with the "devil" character?? Added nothing to the plot. Im fact, the movie could have done very well without it.

Charlie loved animals - much better than he liked people; he wouldn't have killed the toad.

Charlie Starkweather was a very short, red-headed kid with bow-legs and thick glasses and a bad stutter. He also wasn't very bright.

Caril Ann Fugate was NOT the stunner she was portrayed as in the movies. By all accounts, she was a very snippy, arrogant child.

Both roles were miscast...badly.

If they're going to do a story on a mass murderer like Charles Starkweather, at least get it right.

"Badlands" was a much better account of the Starweather-Fugate crime spree than this mess.

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