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Murder in the Heartland 

A wanna-be tough guy and his fourteen-year-old girlfriend go on a murder spree.
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1993  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Randy Quaid ...  Elmer Scheele 2 episodes, 1993
Roberts Blossom ...  Gus Meyer 2 episodes, 1993
Tom Bower ...  Marion Bartlett 2 episodes, 1993
Rondi Reed ...  Jonette Fox 2 episodes, 1993
Bob Gunton ...  Governor Anderson 2 episodes, 1993
Ryan Cutrona ...  C. Lauer Ward 2 episodes, 1993
Angie Bolling ...  Clara Ward 2 episodes, 1993
Jake Carpenter ...  Robert Jensen 2 episodes, 1993
Heather Kafka ...  Carol King 2 episodes, 1993
Don Bloomfield Don Bloomfield ...  Bobby Colvert 2 episodes, 1993
John Hussey John Hussey ...  Mr. Jensen (1993) 2 episodes, 1993
James Hansen Prince ...  Deputy Sheriff Bill Romer 2 episodes, 1993
John S. Davies ...  Merle Karnopp 2 episodes, 1993
Mark Walters Mark Walters ...  Chief Robert Ainslie 2 episodes, 1993
Jennifer Griffin ...  Velda Bartlett 2 episodes, 1993
Milo O'Shea ...  Clem Gaughan 2 episodes, 1993
Gerry Bamman ...  Judge Brooks 2 episodes, 1993
Jeff Perry ...  Earl Heflin 2 episodes, 1993
Connie Cooper ...  Hazel Heflin 2 episodes, 1993
Fairuza Balk ...  Caril Ann Fugate 2 episodes, 1993
Brian Dennehy ...  John McArthur 2 episodes, 1993
Kate Reid ...  Pansy Street 2 episodes, 1993
Tim Roth ...  Charles Starkweather 2 episodes, 1993
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The true story of Charlie Starkweather who murdered eleven people during a 1958 killing spree throughout Nebraska and Wyoming. The 19 year-old was tried and convicted, along with his 14 year-old girlfriend; Caril Ann Fugate. Starkweather was executed by electric chair a year later. Fugate served seventeen years before her parole.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Final movie of Kate Reid (Pansy Street). See more »

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Version of Starkweather (2004) See more »

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A true story about the killing spree of Charlie Starkweather and CarilAnn Fugate.
4 August 2005 | by psb-8See all my reviews

I have only seen the film once. However it had a profound effect on me.Superb acting from Tim Roth and Fairuza Balk and brilliantly directed by Bob Markowitz I could never understand why it never received its due critical acclaim. Maybe Badlands took all the plaudits but I much preferred Murder in the Heartland.Although the haunting music of Carl Orff in Badlands was exceptionally well done.I have always been interested in the Charlie Starkweather and CarilAnn Fugate case and have devoured every book I could get my hands on.As to the expressed innocence of CarilAnn, well I'll guess we'll never know her true involvement. Would anyone know if it has ever been released to the public on Video or DVD Or when it is due to appear on TV again?


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Starkweather: Murder in the Heartland See more »

Filming Locations:

McKinney, Texas, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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