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
Before Dahmer...Before Bundy...He was the most feared.
10 September 2010 (Belgium)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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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
Version of Murder in the Heartland
Performed by Buddy Lee
Written by Lee Silver See more