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Infamous (2006)

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While researching his novel "In Cold Blood", Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.



(screenplay), (book)
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Kitty Dean
Rey Arteaga ...
El Morocco Band
Justin Sherburn ...
El Morocco Band
Andrew Halbreich ...
El Morocco Band
William Shawn (as Frank Curcio)


On November 16, 1959, Truman Capote reads about the murder of a Kansas family. There are no suspects. With Harper Lee, he visits the town: he wants to write about their response. First he must get locals to talk, then, after arrests, he must gain access to the prisoners. One talks constantly; the other, Perry Smith, says little. Capote is implacable, wanting the story, believing this book will establish a new form of reportage: he must figure out what Perry wants. Their relationship becomes something more than writer and character: Perry killed in cold blood, the state will execute him in cold blood; does Capote get his story through cold calculation, or is there a price for him to pay? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


There's more to the story than you know


Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Every Word Is True  »

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Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$452,966, 15 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,150,403, 17 December 2006
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Location for the scenes in and on the courthouse steps, was the Falls County Courthouse in Marlin, Texas. See more »


Perry is depicted as being substantially taller than Truman when in reality they were roughly the same height. This may have been done purposely to give Perry a more intimidating presence next to the frailness of Capote. See more »


Marella Agnelli: So you think your book is worth a human life?
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Performed by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters (as Hank Ballard and The Midnighters)
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17 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

Forget Capote! This film blows Bennett Miller's version out of the water. Not to take anything away from the Hoffman performance, but Toby Jones is incredible as the late Truman Capote making me understand his pain and love and guilt for Perry Smith and his demise. This was all accomplished from a legitimately real place, not some "pull-my-heartstrings-Ron-Howard- music-swells" sort of way. The scene after he returns from his liason with Perry and the shift of emotions we see in Jones' face is reminiscent of Diane Lane's "train sequence" in Unfaithful. Incredible. And Sandra Bullock...where have you been hiding? Please Academy, do not be afraid to honor this film so close to its predecessor.

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