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Capote (2005)

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In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.

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Bennett Miller

Writers:

Dan Futterman (screenplay), Gerald Clarke (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Allie Mickelson ... Laura Kinney
Kelci Stephenson Kelci Stephenson ... Nancy Clutter
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Truman Capote
Craig Archibald ... Christopher
Bronwen Coleman ... Barbara
Kate Shindle ... Rose
David Wilson Barnes ... Grayson
Michael J. Burg ... Williams (as Michael J. Berg)
Catherine Keener ... Nelle Harper Lee
Kwesi Ameyaw ... Porter
Andrew Farago Andrew Farago ... Car Rental Agent
Ken Krotowich Ken Krotowich ... Courthouse Guard
Chris Cooper ... Alvin Dewey
R.D. Reid R.D. Reid ... Roy Church
Rob McLaughlin Rob McLaughlin ... Harold Nye (as Robert McLaughlin)
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Storyline

Famed writer Truman Capote, southern born and bred but now part of the New York City social circle, is growing weary of his current assignment of writing autobiographical type pieces for the New Yorker. After reading a newspaper article about the just occurred November 14, 1959 cold blooded murders of the Clutter family in their rural Kansas home, Truman feels compelled to write about that event as his next article. So he and his personal assistant Nelle Harper Lee, also a southern born New Yorker and an aspiring writer of her own, head to Kansas to research the story first-hand. Truman hopes to use his celebrity status to gain access to whomever he needs, such as to Laura Kinney, a friend of the Clutter daughter she who discovered the bodies, and to Alvin Dewey, the lead police investigator and also a Clutter family friend. If his celebrity doesn't work, Truman will grease the wheels by whatever means necessary. When the police eventually charge suspects, two young men named Dick ... Written by Huggo

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Truman Capote See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$324,857, 2 October 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,747,570, 23 April 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The cartoon character Droopy dog was fashioned after Truman Capote See more »

Goofs

When Harper Lee is driving in the rental blue car when she and Capote first arrive in Kansas, there is a Chevy sticker on the driver's side bottom window. Later, it is gone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Laura Kinney: Hello? Nancy?
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Phillip Seymour Hoffman Shines in a Chilling, Cold Blooded Performance
28 July 2016 | by KissEnglishPastoSee all my reviews

......................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA., CALI, COLOMBIA and ORLANDO, FL

Phillip Seymour Hoffman was the kind of actor who, because of his physical appearance and demeanor, rarely was given the opportunity to take on a title role. Here, at last, was a stand out exception to that rule! In Capote, Hoffman was able to show us his true artistic ability. The Result: A well- deserved Oscar as best actor.

It is quite a veritable shame that we will never again be able to see him in any new portrayals! CAPOTE, of course, is a true story, on this occasion, set in the 60's, Truman Capote, an author and human being who was truly extremely unique and most out of the ordinary, albeit, at times, highly conflicted …Characteristics that Hoffman very clearly transmits to us, as viewers, in this truly outstanding biopic!

(8 Stars)...ENJOY!/DISFRUTELA!

Any comments, questions or observations, in English o en Español, are most welcome!.....KissEnglishPasto@Yahoo.com


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