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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
Justin Ipock ...
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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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Storyline

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

Also Known As:

Gyilkos tinik  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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When Sheriff Merle Karnopp is waiting outside of a house for Starkweather to come out his partner has a shotgun drawn and pointed at the house. The gun is a solid rubber dummy-gun that prop people give to actors when they don't want to give them real guns. Usually these are only used for deep background or motion, not steady close-ups. See more »

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Two Much Information With So Little Time
19 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have studied Charles Raymond Starkweather for the past six months. I was excited when I saw that it would be on Showtime. Not being able to order Showtime, I picked up a copy at Blockbuster. The review is as follows: In the winter of 1958-1959, Charles Starkweather murdered 11 people with his girlfriend Caril-Ann Fugate as his accomplice. Their symphony of murder is told through this movie inaccurately. The hour-and-a-half runtime it has is too short to tell a story of this magnitude. They could've done so much more with the material they had. They could've explored Charlie's personality. What they produced is a film lacking depth and any reason. The psychological effects that Starkweather's crimes had on the public was not displayed at all. And Starkweather's murders are not portrayed accurately.

This movie could've been great given a longer running time and an accurate portrayal. But what the viewing public is left with is a Lifetime Movie on a different channel.

4/10


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