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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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Gyilkos tinik  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Toward the end of the movie when the Sheriff's Deputy in the marked patrol car recognizes Starkweather on the side of the road he turns his emergency lights on and makes a u-turn. Through the back window we see red and blue flashing police lights. In the 1950's police vehicles did not use blue emergency lights. See more »

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

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Was this a high school project?
23 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Where to begin?

-0- The location of the actual events was Nebraska, but the scrub, cacti, mountains, and other vegetation indicate a desert environment (Arizona perhaps?).

-0- The dialog was trite and often bizarre (during a "car chase" on a two-lane highway, in which Starkweather is being pursued by only one cop car, Starkweather won't pass another driver -- even though there are NO OTHER CARS on the road. "He's going to kill somebody," says the cop to his partner. LOL!)

-0- The "evil phantom" who speaks to Starkweather is inaccurate and ludicrous.

-0- There are too many instances of the boom mic's appearance to count (literally, too many).

-0- The acting was stilted.

I watched this because I'd paid for it, and by God, I was going to see it through. It was like a Batan death march.


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