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Killer: A Journal of Murder ()


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A prison guard at Leavenworth with lofty ideals and hopes of reform struggles to understand a violent, hateful and conscienceless convict. The result is a written testimonial to a crime that no one could have predicted.

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Carl Panzram
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Henry Lesser
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Elizabeth Wyatt
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Esther Lesser
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R.G. Greiser
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Warden Quince
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Old Henry Lesser
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Dr. Karl Menninger
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Sam Lesser
Conrad McLaren ...
Judge John W. Kingman
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Warden Charles Casey
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Cop
Christopher Petrosino ...
Richard Lesser
Michael Jeffrey Woods ...
Harry Sinclair (as Michael Jeffery Woods)
Rob Locke Jones ...
Junkie
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Trusty
Eddie Cairis ...
Young Carl Panzram
Seth Romatelli ...
Teenaged Carl Panzram (as Seth Romitelli)
John MacKay ...
Jack Turner
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Walter Bailey
Richard Spore ...
Jury Foreman
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Minister
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Hiram the Guard
Richard Gentner ...
Hangman
Martha A. Woods ...
Lady Bartender
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(voice)
Ed Berke ...
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(voice) (as Nicolas Guest)
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Vesco ...
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Burton Sharp ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Reathel Bean ...
Good Samaritan (uncredited)
Travis Fitzgerald ...
Student (uncredited)
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Prison Guard (uncredited)
Joe Monaco ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
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Man Buying Cigarettes (uncredited)
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Woman in Speakeasy (uncredited)
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Girl 2 (uncredited)

Directed by

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Tim Metcalfe

Written by

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Thomas E. Gaddis ... (book "Killer: A Journal of Murder") (as Thomas Gaddis) and
James Long ... (book "Killer: A Journal of Murder")
 
Tim Metcalfe ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Lisa Howard ... line producer
Melinda Jason ... executive producer
Mark Levinson ... producer
George Linardos ... associate producer
Lisa Moiselle ... associate producer
Oliver Stone ... executive producer
Janet Yang ... producer

Music by

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Graeme Revell

Cinematography by

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Ken Kelsch

Film Editing by

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Richard Gentner

Editorial Department

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Michael Davis ... apprentice editor
Jack Gould ... assistant editor
Mo Henry ... negative cutter
Carlos Lopez ... associate editor
James W. Miller ... apprentice editor (as James Miller)
Julie Rogers ... assistant editor
Harvey Rosenstock ... supervising editor
Nicole Schubert ... assistant editor
Kristina Trirogoff ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Cathy Sandrich Gelfond ... (as Cathy Sandrich)
Amanda Mackey

Production Design by

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Sherman Williams

Art Direction by

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Jeff Wallace

Set Decoration by

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Kristen Toscano Messina

Costume Design by

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Kathryn Morrison

Makeup Department

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Andre Blaise ... key hair stylist
Salvatore Bosco ... assistant hair stylist
Stacy Dyer ... key makeup artist / special effects makeup artist: Robert John Burke
Nancy Free ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist
Ed French ... special effects makeup artist: James Woods (as Edward French)
Holly Pennell ... assistant hair stylist
Gerald Quist ... special effects makeup artist: James Woods
Rick Waterhouse ... assistant hair stylist

Production Management

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Mark Levinson ... unit production manager
Bailey Pryor ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Athena Alexander ... second assistant director
John E. Vohlers ... first assistant director
Laurel Wolowic ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Alison Armstrong ... set dresser
Peter Barnes ... art department coordinator
Leo Bordeleau ... on-set carpenter
Ezra Burke ... property intern
Peter C. Clarke ... property master
Jeffrey L. Davis ... set dresser
Shane Delgrosso ... carpenter trainee (as Shane M. Delgrosso)
John Denardis ... property maker
Jennifer Engel ... assistant property master (as Jennifer B. Engel)
Brenda Frye ... scenic artist (as Brenda N. Frye)
W. Charles Herrington ... lead scenic artist / production illustrator / storyboard artist
Gregory S. Hooper ... set dresser
Rob Locke Jones ... scenic artist
Carolyn Lassek ... art department intern
Patti MacIsaac ... scenic artist
David Madacsi ... art department intern
Marybeth Marchand ... art department intern (as Mary-Beth Marchand)
Joe Monaco ... key set dresser
Chris Nakayama ... propmaker
Andrew J. Parish ... on-set carpenter
Sante Salvoni ... set dresser
Gregg 'Cowboy' Sanders ... construction foreman (as Gregory 'Cowboy' Sanders)
Kevin Stevenson ... art department intern
Samuel J. Tell ... lead man (as Samuel Tell)
Marc Toriello ... carpenter trainee
Dore Wolin ... construction coordinator
Richard Ziehler-Martin ... art department intern (as Richard Martin)

Sound Department

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Glenn Auchinachie ... sound editor
Ron Bedrosian ... adr mixer
Herve Cavallari ... foley artist
Serge Djang ... foley artist
William Freesh ... re-recording mixer
Steve Hollenbeck ... foley mixer / sound effects mixer
Edmund J. Lachmann ... sound editor
Dessie Markovsky ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
T.A. Moore Jr. ... foley mixer (as Tom Moore) / sound effects mixer (as Tom Moore)
Bill Ratcliffe ... boom operator (as William Ratcliffe)
Emile Razpopov ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
William Schlueter ... sound editor (as Bill Schlueter)
Tom Scurry ... sound editor
Xavier Sol ... assistant sound editor
Ken Teaney ... re-recording mixer
Susumu Tokunow ... sound mixer
Brent D. Winter ... sound editor (as Brent Winter)
Edmund J. Lachmann ... dialogue editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Matt Vogel ... special effects

Stunts

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Gene Harrison ... stunts
Steven Lambert ... stunt coordinator / stunt double: James Woods
Michael R. Long ... stunt coordinator (as Michael Long)
Jim Lovelett ... stunts
Steve Mack ... stunts
Kristopher Medina ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bill Almeida ... electrician
Fernando Argüelles ... additional photographer (as Fernando Arguelles)
Lee Ayrton ... electrician trainee
Daniel Beaman ... dolly grip
Mark Brown ... repro photography
Maria Calvaruso ... additional second assistant camera
John Clifford ... still photographer
Andrea Dorman ... additional first assistant camera
Steve Drellich ... additional camera operator
Pedro Hernández ... best boy
Robert Kummert ... key grip (as Rob Kummert)
Eric Kutner ... electrician
Bill LeClair ... grip
Dennis A. Livesey ... first assistant camera
Charlie McNamara ... gaffer
David Paone ... additional first assistant camera
John Pirozzi ... dolly grip
Brian Pryzpek ... electrician
Lance Rieck ... additional second assistant camera
James O. Stephenson III ... grip
Jennifer Stuart ... camera loader
Ruthana Terreri ... still photographer
Phil Testa ... best boy (as Philip Testa)
Stephen Treadway ... second assistant camera
Tom Truitt ... grip
Justin Vanson ... grip

Casting Department

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Samantha Osborne ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Loretta Bussen ... seamstress
Leslie Herman ... assistant costume designer (as Leslie Eve Herman) / wardrobe supervisor (as Leslie Eve Herman)
Adeline Sancier ... seamstress
Laurita Shields ... set costumer

Location Management

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Robert Beaumont ... locations
James Keilly ... assistant location manager
James R. Kelly Jr. ... assistant location manager
Joe Monaco ... location scout
Bailey Pryor ... location manager
Eric Toriello ... location assistant

Music Department

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Budd Carr ... executive music producer
Roger Mason ... score arranger
Randy Miller ... conductor / orchestrator
Sylvia Nestor ... music supervisor
Craig Pettigrew ... music editor
John Van Houten ... orchestra consultant
Joshua Winget ... music editor (as Josh Winget)

Script and Continuity Department

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Cynthia Upstill ... script supervisor (as Cynthia Hyde)

Transportation Department

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Carl Bellotti ... driver
Gary Brennan ... transportation captain
Louis DeLorso ... driver
John Dickey ... driver
Anthony McLoughlin ... driver
Craig Murallo ... driver
Jimmy Nugent ... transportation coordinator
Richard P. Pecora ... driver (as Richard Pecora)
Charles Prink ... driver

Additional Crew

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Christian Barcellos ... stand-in
Elisabeth Barcellos ... craft service
Robert Beaumont ... production coordinator
Melissa Bolton ... assistant production coordinator
Lisa Bonilla ... assistant: Mr. Woods (as Lisa Breakstone Bonilla)
Sharon Brown ... historical consultant
Lisa C. Clark ... production assistant (as Lisa Clark)
Wendy Davison ... production accountant
Denise Drago ... paymaster (as Denise C. Drago) / second assistant accountant (as Denise C. Drago)
Diane Gutterud ... production coordinator
Bradford Jones ... craft service
Sarah E. Kassler ... production assistant
Ron Kersey ... medic
Ron Kersey ... medic
Amanda Koval ... assistant: Mr. Metcalfe
Jennifer Krug-Worthington ... set production assistant (as Jennifer Krug)
Benjamin Lief ... accounting intern
Tanoa Parks ... first assistant accountant
Elizabeth Ramm ... studio teacher
Matthew J. Raycroft ... set production assistant
Willie Rocket III ... production assistant
Burton Sharp ... adr group coordinator (as Burt Sharp)
Mark Steinberg ... stage manager (as Mark A. Sternberg)
Mark A. Sternberg ... stage manager
Oliver Stone ... presenter
Mark Urman ... publicist
Elizabeth Weintraub ... assistant: Mr. Levinson
David Williams ... stand-in
John Williams ... security officer
Azita Zendel ... assistant: Oliver Stone (uncredited)

Thanks

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Prudence Baird ... special thanks
Richard Brown ... special thanks (as Mr. Richard Brown)
Joe Delucia ... special thanks
G. Thomas Gitchoff ... special thanks
Joel Goodman ... special thanks
Allison Goodsell ... special thanks (as Allison B. Goodsell)
Mitch Horwits ... special thanks
Mrs. Catherine Kolnaski ... special thanks
Esther Lesser ... special thanks
Richard Lesser ... special thanks
Stephen Levy ... special thanks
James Long ... special thanks
Eddie Marks ... special thanks
Chuck Marshall ... special thanks
Katherine Ann McGregor ... special thanks (as Katherine McGregor)
Chris Olsen ... special thanks
Sam Peckinpah ... dedicatee
Pamela Pickering ... special thanks
Denis Pregnolato ... special thanks
Ben Press ... special thanks
Thomas Sheridan ... special thanks
William Tallman ... special thanks (as Mr. William Tallman)
George A. Voge Jr. ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him to write his life story. Lesser learns that Panzram's past is much more violent than he thought, but also that he's capable of being a much better person than the rest of the prison staff believes - or so Lesser thinks. Written by Jon Reeves

Plot Keywords
Taglines Liar. Thief. Murderer. He hated all of humanity, himself most of all. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Killer: journal d'un assassin (France)
  • Killer - Tagebuch eines Serienmörders (Germany)
  • El corredor de la muerte (Killer) (Spain)
  • Dnevnik jednog ubice (Serbia)
  • The Killer
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $31,993, 08 Sep 1996

Did You Know?

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Trivia Based on the true story of serial killer Carl Panzram who was hanged at Leavenworth in 1930. See more »
Goofs The amount of beer in Henry Lesser's glass at the speakeasy. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Tin Cup/House Arrest/Killer: A Journal of Murder/Alaska/Butterfly Kiss (1996). See more »
Soundtracks BLUEBIRDS See more »
Quotes Carl Panzram: I don't want to be alive. I want out of these clothes. I want out of this body. I want out of this world.
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