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Lonely Hearts (2006)

Based on the true story, two homicide detectives track Martha Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez, a murderous pair known as the "Lonely Hearts Killers" who lured their victims through the personals.

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Cast

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Det. Reilly
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Rene Fodie
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D.A. Hunt
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Det. Eastman
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Eddie Robinson
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Det. Tooley (as Andrew Wheeler)
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Janet Long
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Chief MacSwain
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Ida
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Storyline

In the late 1940's, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez were America's notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers". Their lethal scam was simple; they would swindle and then viciously murder lovelorn war widows who would answer their personal ads in which Ray would describe himself as a sexy Latin Lover. Ironically, Ray's initial introduction to Martha was as a prospective mark. But when they met, it was love at first sight, perhaps as a result of their penchant for kinky sex and their mutual love for duplicity and easy money. With Martha posing as Ray's sister, they bilked elderly spinsters and widows of their savings and then viciously murdered them in a bloodbath of sexual frenzy. When they were arrested, Martha and Ray confessed to 12 killings, although it is believed the actual number is closer to 20. At their sensational trial, Martha and Ray cooed, held hands and seemed as though they could not get enough of each other. Their plea of not guilty by reason of insanity was rejected, and on ... Written by Anonymous

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Love can be murder. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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21 October 2006 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Lonely Hearts Killers  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$80,423 (USA) (13 April 2007)

Gross:

$187,389 (USA) (4 May 2007)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While the real Raymond was Spanish and the real Martha was white their actors who play them is Jared who is white and Salma is Spanish. See more »

Goofs

When the aircraft is shown landing at Albany, you see a runway and taxiway sign that were not in use until decades later. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Det. Eastman: [to Robinson] Hey, we're all proud of you buster... Charlie... Small town cop dropping a pair like this. You wait a a lifetime never even sniffling this guy.
[chuckle]
Det. Eastman: You want to make a move to the burbs, you let me know. It's a phone call. Hey, maybe you wanna through the switch, I can fix that too.
[laughs]
Charles Hilderbrandt: You're such an asshole.
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Soundtracks

PARTY MOOD
Written and Performed by Jack Trombey
Published by Rouge Music (PRS)
By Arrangement with Media Creature Music
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Go See This Movie!
25 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie. Salma Hayek is believably psycho, it makes me wonder. Jared Leto did a great job as the small time playboy turned killer. Travolta, Gandolfini and Caan flow through the movie with a genuine discomfort. As if they were detectives hoping to find that one shred of evidence that breaks the case. With this list of stars you would think it would be a brawl for attention, but alas a director keeps it all in check. Writer/Director Todd Robinson is the grandson of Elmer C Robinson (John Travolta) the lead detective on this case. He draws from the stories passed down to him. The kind of story that grandfather's pass down to grandson's. Truly a great piece of work. See this movie and try to prove me wrong.


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