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Swoon (1992)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 25 September 1992 (UK)
The true story of gay lovers, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold Jr. who kidnapped and murdered a child in the early 1920s for kicks. The plot covers the months before the crime, the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Schlachet ... Richard Loeb
... Nathan Leopold Jr.
... State's Attorney Crowe
Michael Kirby ... Detective Savage
Michael Stumm ... Doctor Bowman
Valda Z. Drabla ... Germaine Reinhardt
Natalie Stanford ... Susan Lurie
Isabela Araujo ... Venus in Furs Diva
Jill 'Spanky' Buchanan ... Venus in Furs Diva
Nashom Benjamin ... Venus in Furs Diva / Mona Foot (as Mona Foot)
Trash ... Venus in Furs Diva
Trasharama ... Venus in Furs Diva
Nashom Wooden ... Venus in Furs Diva
Peter Bowen ... Factory Workman
Ryan Landry ... Ivory
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The true story of gay lovers, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold Jr. who kidnapped and murdered a child in the early 1920s for kicks. The plot covers the months before the crime, the investigation, trial and final fate of the two men. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Was it a crime of passion? Or a passion for crime?

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Crime | Drama

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25 September 1992 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Swoon - Colapso do Desejo  »

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$250,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$340,147
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Trivia

In one night scene lit by car headlights, the "headlights" are actually just two halogen work lamps mounted on a C-stand. See more »

Goofs

The two lead characters use a telephone with Touch Tone dialing-systems and other modern devices (TV remote controls, ballpoint pens, etc), even though the film is set in the early 1920's. The placement of such anachronistic objects was deliberate on the part of the filmmakers. See more »

Quotes

Nathan Leopold Jr.: If I do what you want...
Richard Loeb: I'll do what you want.
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Referenced in La nouvelle Ève (1999) See more »

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2 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

Swoon tells the story of Leopold and Lobe with homosexuality constantly in mind, because it was important (or at least everyone at the time it actually happened believed it was important). This film points out how the trial focused on their homosexuality, using authentic court transcripts, despite the murder having nothing to do with sexual orientation. This mirrors Michael Foucault's History of Sexuality regarding the policing of sexuality. Thought-provoking.

Although a bit confusing at times, a movie worth watching once. Perhaps do a bit of research on the background of the case to supplement the film.


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