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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... See more »

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Daniel Schlachet ...
Richard Loeb
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Nathan Leopold Jr.
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State's Attorney Crowe
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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
Chris Hoover ...
Elektra Luxe (as Christopher Hoover)
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Bobby Franks
Brent Charleton ...
Irving Hartman
Christopher Cangelosi ...
Little Boy in Park
Dick Callaghan ...
Country Workman / Newsreel Voiceover
Craig Paull ...
Country Workman / Phrenology Head
Carlos Rodríguez ...
Country Workman (as Carlos Rodriguez)
Emmitt Thrower ...
Country Workman
Eric J. Wiggins III ...
Country Workman
Ken Howarth ...
Sven Englund (Chauffeur)
Barry Liebowitz ...
Mr. Franks
Judith Boxley ...
Mrs. Franks
Julian Marynczak ...
Workman in Marsh
Daniel Haughey ...
Ornithologist
John Rowan ...
Man with Newspaper
Stanley Taub ...
Mr. Loeb
Robert Austin ...
Allan Loeb
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Mrs. Loeb
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Mike Leopold
John A. Mudd ...
Detective Sbarbaro
Robert Sullivan ...
Night Desk Officer
Verne F. Hoyt ...
Night Cop
Pepe Vives ...
Night Detective
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Interrogation Cop (as James Cummings)
Malcolm A. Beers Jr. ...
Mr. Leopold
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Stenographer
Robert Read ...
Clarence Darrow
Paul Schmidt ...
Judge Caverly
Richard Elovich ...
Doctor Hulbert
Christie MacFadyen ...
Reporter
Robert McKanna ...
Reporter
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Reporter
Mark Simpson ...
Bailiff
Jim Crawford ...
Prison Barber
Glenn Backes ...
James Day
Ray Wasik ...
Mean Prison Guard
Jean Claude Monfort ...
Clinic Doctor
Michael Nesline ...
Clinic Doctor
Richard R. Upton ...
Clinic Doctor
William Walters ...
Clinic Doctor
Burt Wright ...
Warden
Paul Rubin ...
Father Weir
Gary Lamadore ...
Interrogation Cop
Richard Schechner ...
Radio Announcer
Phil Stanton ...
Gene Lovitz
Dean C. Blanco ...
Courtroom Extra
Catarina Borelli ...
Courtroom Extra
Barry Cassidy ...
Courtroom Extra
David Cheever ...
Courtroom Extra
James Crafford ...
Courtroom Extra
Steven Flum ...
Courtroom Extra
Lou Galiardo ...
Courtroom Extra
Carl M. George ...
Courtroom Extra
Debra Goodman ...
Courtroom Extra
Joseph Harding ...
Courtroom Extra
Anna Köhler ...
Courtroom Extra (as Anna Kohler)
Heidi Kriz ...
Courtroom Extra
Scott K. Macarthur ...
Courtroom Extra
John McGee ...
Courtroom Extra
Dana Nasrallah ...
Courtroom Extra
Jerome F. Richards ...
Courtroom Extra
Hobson Sturtevant ...
Courtroom Extra
Elizabeth Towson ...
Courtroom Extra
Oscar Aleman ...
Press Conference Extra
Emanuel Baetich ...
Press Conference Extra
Robert M. Beck ...
Press Conference Extra (as Robert Beck)
Mike Diaz ...
Press Conference Extra
Maddy Lederman ...
Press Conference Extra
Tanya Taylor ...
Press Conference Extra
Michael Becker ...
Phrenology Head
Zoe Bissell ...
Phrenology Head
Gregg Bordowitz ...
Phrenology Head
Patricia Fabricant ...
Phrenology Head
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Phrenology Head
Andrea Kislan ...
Phrenology Head
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Phrenology Head
Nina Port ...
Phrenology Head
Emily Sherman ...
Phrenology Head
Lauren Zalaznick ...
Phrenology Head
Robert Funes ...
Prisoner
Timothy McCoy ...
Prisoner
Owen H. Ranft ...
Prisoner
Elion Sacker ...
Prisoner
Robert Vazquez ...
Prisoner
Alex Vean ...
Prisoner
Addison Cook ...
Prison Guard
Douglas Leland ...
Prison Guard
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Prison Guard
Douglas Crimp ...
Prison Mugshot
Phelim Dolan ...
Prison Mugshot
James Lyons ...
Prison Mugshot (as Jim Lyons)
Joe Ziolokowski ...
Prison Mugshot
George Osterhan ...
Additional Voiceover (voice)
Lulu Rubin ...
Additional Voiceover (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nathan Leopold ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Richard Loeb ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Tom Kalin

Written by

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Tom Kalin ... (written by)
 
Hilton Als ... (collaborating writer)

Produced by

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Tom Kalin ... co-producer
James Schamus ... executive producer
Christine Vachon ... producer
Peter Wentworth ... associate producer
Lauren Zalaznick ... executive producer / line producer

Music by

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James Bennett

Cinematography by

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Ellen Kuras

Film Editing by

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Tom Kalin

Editorial Department

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Isabela Araujo ... assistant editor
Karim Aïnouz ... additional editing assistant (as Karim Ainouz)
Eddie Nichols ... additional editing assistant
Bill Scott ... color timer
James Nichols Jr. ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Patricia Sztaba ... negative matcher (uncredited)
Stan Sztaba ... negative matcher (uncredited)

Casting By

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Daniel Haughey

Production Design by

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Thérèse DePrez

Art Direction by

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Stacey Jones

Costume Design by

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Jessica Haston

Makeup Department

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Jim Crawford ... hair stylist: Indorato Artists / makeup artist: Indorato Artists
Jonathan Gross ... assistant hair stylist
Nina Port ... assistant hair stylist
Leonard Zagami ... assistant hair stylist

Production Management

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David Buckingham ... production manager
Matthew David Hensley ... unit manager (as Matt Hensley)
Chris Hoover ... production manager (as Christopher Hoover)
Julie Lindner ... assistant production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Isabela Araujo ... second assistant director
Daniel Haughey ... second assistant director
Christine Vachon ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Michael Barry ... re-recording engineer
Laurel Bridges ... boom operator
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist (as Marko Costanzo)
Neil Danziger ... sound recordist
Susan Demskey-Horiuchi ... supervising sound editor (as Susan Demskey)
Tom Paul ... sound recordist
Hans ten Broeke ... synclavier engineer
Julie Wilde ... boom operator

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Ballieci ... best boy
Daniel Beaman ... key grip
Lisa Bonaccorso ... electrician
Addison Cook ... best boy
Frank Dellario ... best boy (as Frank Dollario)
Valda Drabia ... still photographer
Stephen Earley ... assistant camera (as Steven Early)
Israel Fernandez ... property photographer
Edwin M. Figueroa ... key grip (as Edwin Figueroa)
Tanya Hamilton ... third grip
Melissa Kern ... third grip
Kurt Lennig ... gaffer
Julian Marynczak ... second grip
Ian McCausland ... assistant camera
Paul Meehan ... key grip
Rocco Palmieri ... second grip
Gerri Peterson ... clapper loader
Thavisouk Phrasavath ... clapper loader
John Rowan ... still photographer
Ruth Sergel ... clapper loader
James White ... still photographer
Val Williamson ... gaffer

Animation Department

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Johan Edström ... animator

Casting Department

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Isabela Araujo ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Tobie Giddio ... wardrobe assistant
Elizabeth Gulczynski ... assistant costume designer (as Lizzy Gulczynski)
Brenda Zagarinsky ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Joe Kelly ... location manager

Music Department

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Peter Golub ... conductor

Other crew

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Vivek Bald ... intern / production assistant
Craig Bierman ... video services coordinator
Edo Born ... intern / production assistant
George Camarda ... script supervisor (as George Kamarda)
Michael A. Coca ... intern / production assistant
Moreno DiMarco ... intern / production assistant
Danny Fass ... intern / production assistant
Julie Hermelin ... intern / production assistant
Darryl Houston ... intern / production assistant
Matt Johnstone ... assistant to producer (as Matthew Johnstone)
Melissa Kern ... intern / production assistant
W. Wilder Knight II ... legal counsel
Rosanna Lewis ... intern / production assistant
Ligia Lima ... intern / production assistant
Bonita Makuch ... intern / production assistant
Marlene McCarty ... title designer
Eddie Nichols ... intern / production assistant
Norman Ryan ... intern / production assistant
Alexandra Sarazin ... assistant to producer
Emily Sherman ... script supervisor
Patrick Snee ... intern / production assistant
Neil Spisak ... creative consultant
Sylvette Steward ... intern / production assistant
Margaret Sundell ... intern / production assistant
Jim Volpe ... intern / production assistant
Jaime Wolf ... legal counsel
John O'Hagan ... intern (uncredited)
Derek Yip ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Isabela Araujo ... special thanks
Wouter Barendrecht ... special thanks
Peter Bowen ... special thanks
Roberta Brangam ... special thanks
Adam Brightman ... special thanks
Bernie Brightman ... special thanks: Stash Records
Christopher Cox ... this film remembers
Bonnie Croskey ... special thanks
Jim Denault ... special thanks
Barry Ellsworth ... special thanks
Harlan Emil ... special thanks
Michael Englert ... special thanks
Gran Fury ... special thanks
Bob Gober ... special thanks
Debra Goodman ... special thanks (as Deb Goodman)
Brian Greenbaum ... special thanks
Tim Highsted ... special thanks
Sam Katz ... special thanks
Ellen Kuras ... special thanks
Chris Lewon ... special thanks
John Lindell ... special thanks
Elise MacAdam ... special thanks
Michael Nesline ... special thanks
Craig Owens ... this film remembers
Craig Paull ... special thanks
Annie Philbin ... special thanks
John Pierson ... special thanks
Papa Romero ... special thanks
Vito Russo ... this film remembers
Bill Sherwood ... this film remembers
Charles Stevens ... special thanks
Daniel Swee ... special thanks
Marie-Françoise Vachon ... special thanks (as Marie Francoise Vachon)
Michael Vachon ... special thanks
Pepe Vives ... special thanks
Jaime Wolf ... special thanks
Veronica Young ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Was it a crime of passion? Or a passion for crime? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Compulsión (Spain)
  • Leopold & Loeb lapsenmurhaajien tarina (Finland)
  • Swoon - Colapso do Desejo (Brazil)
  • Ájulás (Hungary)
  • Swoon - Colapso do Desejo (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 93 min
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Budget $250,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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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 It is stated during the epilogue that Compulsion, film made about the Loeb & Leopold case, was released in 1958. The movie came out in 1959. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Sneakers/Where the Day Takes You/Husbands and Wives/Wind/Swoon (1992). See more »
Quotes Nathan Leopold Jr.: If I do what you want...
Richard Loeb: I'll do what you want.
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