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In Cold Blood 

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, ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »




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 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 Jesse Lipscombe ...  Tommy 2 episodes, 1996
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 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


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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Release Date:

24 November 1996 (USA) See more »

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| (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Version of In Cold Blood (1967) See more »


Race of Men
Lyrics by Perry Smith and Adapted by Hummie Mann
Music by Hummie Mann
Performed by Eric Roberts
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Yet another remake
28 September 2002 | by rmax304823See all my reviews

It boggles the mind. If they think another nickel can be squeezed out of a piece of material, they'll squeeze. The only reason I can think of that this story was retold was that the producers figured the audience was so stupid that they either never had seen the original or didn't know that there WAS an original. Well, maybe the assumption isn't that far off base. As a collective we seem to have dropped a good couple of IQ points somewhere along the way. Back in the 1960s Stanley Kaufman wrote an essay on "the film generation." In one of his classes he brought up Preminger's Joan of Arc, and his students did an impromptu comparison with Dreyer. His students don't do that anymore. They can't. They never heard of Dreyer. In the original "In Cold Blood," there is a lot of artsiness and pop psychology. It isn't a timeless classic, but it's a well-made movie. I don't know why anyone felt a remake was a good idea except, as I suggested, there might be another nickel left in it. The shot-by-shot remake of Psycho was a disgrace. It wasn't that long ago, by geological standards, that when a movie became a classic it was left alone. Can anyone imagine making "Gone With the Wind" now, without its being followed up by "Gone With the Wind, Part 2: Scarlett's Revenge"? What an insult this movie is. It's not badly done, but the motives behind its creation are scurrilous.

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