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.
I remember watching this when it originally aired and taping it because I'm a big Fairuza Balk fan. I just wish it was available on DVD. Everyone involved does a great job. Especially Tim Roth and Fairuza Balk. It made me want to read more about the real story behind the movie. Look for a young Renee Zellweger as Caril Fugate's older sister. I actually like this better than Badlands. Certainly worth watching! They definitely don't make mini-series like this any more. Very gritty!! I wish Fairuza Balk would do more films! There's another Starkweather movie coming out sometime soon, but I doubt it will be as well done. Someone please get this released on DVD!
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