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

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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>

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

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13 October 2006 (USA)  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$452,966 (USA) (13 October 2006)

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$1,150,403 (USA) (15 December 2006)
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Julia Roberts expressed interest in playing Harper Lee, but pulled out prior to production when she became pregnant. See more »

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During 1959 visit to small Kansas, writer Harper Lee (who is not an aviator) suggests that Capote stay "under the radar" - a phrase not in popular usage until three or four decades later. See more »

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Gore Vidal: [on Truman's voice] To the lucky person who has never heard it, I can only say: imagine what a brussels sprout would sound like, if a brussels sprout could talk.
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Referenced in Honest Trailers: Captain America: The First Avenger (2014) See more »

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Stealin' the Bean
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Pretty nice
1 September 2006 | by (Sacile, Italy) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie at the Venice Film Festival. I pretty liked it. It's not a masterpiece and sometimes it's hard to not compare with the other "Capote" movie. This one, anyhow, is funnier than the other one and some director's choices are interesting. The cast is terrific (from Toby Jones to a surprising Sandra Bullock, to the enjoyable female supportings to Lee Pace and Daniel Craig) and the technical credits are more than stellar. The screenplay sometimes is a little clichéd but nothing disturbing. The 5-minute cheeres at the end of the screening (with Bullock, Jones, McGrath, Toniolo among others in attendance) proves I was not the only one who liked it.


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