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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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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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Some people would kill to be in love. See more »


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

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21 October 2006 (Taiwan)  »

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Lonely Hearts Killers  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$80,423, 15 April 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$188,565, 10 May 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,517,423
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jared Leto shaved the front of his head and the bald patch to get the effect of the real Raymond he even stated he plucked his hair on his head to add to the regimen of shaving. See more »

Goofs

When the aircraft lands at the Albany, NY, airport, a runway sign indicating Runway 28 is seen. Albany has four runways, none of which are runway 32. The closest runway to that is runway 28. 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

TAMMY'S DREAM
Written and Performed by Charlie Ventura
Published by Windswept Pacific (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Windswept Pacific
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25 May 2006 | by 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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