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In Cold Blood 

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Based on Truman Capote's true-crime classic and nominated for two Primetime Emmys, "In Cold Blood" follows a pair of ex-cons (Anthony Edwards and Eric Roberts) who brutally murdered a respected Midwestern rancher and his family.
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1996  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Anthony Edwards ...  Dick Hickock 2 episodes, 1996
Eric Roberts ...  Perry Smith 2 episodes, 1996
Sam Neill ...  Agent Alvin Dewey 2 episodes, 1996
Kevin Tighe ...  Herbert Clutter 2 episodes, 1996
Gillian Barber ...  Bonnie Clutter 2 episodes, 1996
Margot Finley ...  Nancy Clutter 2 episodes, 1996
Robbie Bowen Robbie Bowen ...  Kenyon Clutter 2 episodes, 1996
Bethel Leslie ...  Bess Hartmann 2 episodes, 1996
Gwen Verdon ...  Sadie Truitt 2 episodes, 1996
Leo Rossi ...  Agent Harold Nye 2 episodes, 1996
Troy Evans ...  Carl Duntz 2 episodes, 1996
Don S. Davis ...  Roy Church 2 episodes, 1996
L.Q. Jones ...  Tex Smith 2 episodes, 1996
Louise Latham ...  Eunice Hickock 2 episodes, 1996
Campbell Lane ...  Walter Hickock 2 episodes, 1996
Tom McBeath ...  Alfred Stoecklein 2 episodes, 1996
Brad Greenquist ...  Floyd Wells 2 episodes, 1996
Stella Stevens ...  Hotel Keeper 2 episodes, 1996
Ryan Reynolds ...  Bobby Rupp 2 episodes, 1996
Lindsey Campbell ...  Susan Kidwell 2 episodes, 1996
Emily Perkins ...  Kathy Ewalt 2 episodes, 1996
Susan Hogan ...  Marie Dewey 2 episodes, 1996
Harry Northup ...  Minister 2 episodes, 1996
Frank C. Turner ...  Clarence Ewalt 2 episodes, 1996
Greg Lawson ...  Insurance Salesman 2 episodes, 1996
Matthew Lerigny Matthew Lerigny ...  Little Perry 2 episodes, 1996
Stephanie Anne Mills ...  Dorie 2 episodes, 1996
Mark Herring Mark Herring ...  Tom Sawyer 2 episodes, 1996
Isobel Smith Isobel Smith ...  Nun 2 episodes, 1996
Liese McDonald Liese McDonald ...  Eveanna Clutter 2 episodes, 1996
Brenda Shuttleworth Brenda Shuttleworth ...  Beverly Clutter 2 episodes, 1996
Valerie Planche ...  Mrs. Ketchum 2 episodes, 1996
Veronika Sztopa Veronika Sztopa ...  Jolene Ketchum 2 episodes, 1996
Renae Morriseau ...  Flo Smith 2 episodes, 1996
Randy Birch Randy Birch ...  Flo's John 2 episodes, 1996
Chezlene Kocian Chezlene Kocian ...  Ann 2 episodes, 1996
Jesse Lipscombe ...  Tommy 2 episodes, 1996
Christian Goutsis Christian Goutsis ...  James 2 episodes, 1996
Paul Coeur Paul Coeur ...  Sheriff 2 episodes, 1996
Mark Anderako ...  Undersheriff 2 episodes, 1996
Stephen Hair Stephen Hair ...  Tailor 2 episodes, 1996
Wolfgang Brunner Wolfgang Brunner ...  Otto 2 episodes, 1996
Patricia M. Tkachuk Patricia M. Tkachuk ...  Rosa 2 episodes, 1996
Pamela Diaz ...  Inez 2 episodes, 1996
Johnny Ray McGhee Johnny Ray McGhee ...  Jeb 2 episodes, 1996
Rhys Williams ...  Bill 2 episodes, 1996
Todd Shillington Todd Shillington ...  Kenyon's Friend 2 episodes, 1996
Esther Purves-Smith Esther Purves-Smith ...  Waitress 2 episodes, 1996
Joe Norman Shaw ...  N.Y. Newsman 2 episodes, 1996
Georgie Collins Georgie Collins ...  Journalist 2 episodes, 1996
Bruce Parkhouse Bruce Parkhouse ...  Reporter 2 episodes, 1996
Chuck Bennett Chuck Bennett ...  Announcer 2 episodes, 1996
Larry Reese ...  Warden 2 episodes, 1996
Tom Rowe Tom Rowe ...  Chaplain 2 episodes, 1996
John McDonough John McDonough ...  Mark Logan 2 episodes, 1996
Francisco Puig Francisco Puig ...  Mexican Border Guard 2 episodes, 1996
John Gibbs John Gibbs ...  Detective Pike 2 episodes, 1996
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At the end of the 1950s, in a more innocent America, the brutal, meaningless slaying of a Midwestern family horrified the nation. This film is based on Truman Capote's hauntingly detailed, psychologically penetrating nonfiction novel. While in prison, Dick Hickock, 28, hears a cell-mate's story about $10,000 in cash kept in a home safe by a prosperous rancher. When he's paroled, Dick persuades ex-con Perry Smith, 31, to join him in going after the stash. On a November night in 1959, Dick and Perry break into the Holcomb, Kansas, house of Herb Clutter. Enraged at finding no safe, they wake the sleeping family and brutally kill them all. The bodies are found by two friends who come by before Sunday church. The murders shock the small Great Plains town, where doors are routinely left unlocked. Detective Alvin Dewey of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation heads the case, but there are no clues, no apparent motive and no suspects... Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Crime | Drama | History

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Lyrics by Perry Smith and Adapted by Hummie Mann
Music by Hummie Mann
Performed by Eric Roberts
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Overlong and too detailed.
11 June 2010 | by jazza923See all my reviews

Meticulously detailed, way too much so, making this a very long and drawn out version of the famed novel. It's admirable they wanted to include as much of the book in the film, but sometimes being more selective in what you include is an asset in a movie. It does have respectable period detail, and it is well acted by everyone, good cinematography. It's main problem is it's extreme length and the fact it takes way too long to climax. . Still, there are rewarding moments along the way. It is surprisingly subdued and non violent. The 1967 Richard Brooks version is far better and much shorter. Check out a very young Ryan Reynolds who plays Bobby Rupp.


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24 November 1996 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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