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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
Tim Roth ...  Charles Starkweather 2 episodes, 1993
Fairuza Balk ...  Caril Ann Fugate 2 episodes, 1993
Kate Reid ...  Pansy Street 2 episodes, 1993
Brian Dennehy ...  John McArthur 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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Fairuza Balk was eighteen when she played fourteen-year-old Caril Ann Fugate. See more »

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Version of Starkweather (2004) See more »

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Excellent movie!!!

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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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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