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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Laura Kinney
Kelci Stephenson ... Nancy Clutter
... Truman Capote
... Christopher
... Barbara
... Rose
... Grayson
... Williams (as Michael J. Berg)
... Nelle Harper Lee
... Porter
Andrew Farago ... Car Rental Agent
Ken Krotowich ... Courthouse Guard
... Alvin Dewey
R.D. Reid ... Roy Church
Rob McLaughlin ... Harold Nye (as Robert McLaughlin)
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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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Rated R for some violent images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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3 February 2006 (USA)  »

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$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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Trivia

Sandra Bullock was considered for the role of Harper Lee. She played Harper Lee in another Truman Capote film, Infamous (2006). See more »

Goofs

As Truman and Harper drive to Danny Burke's residence you can see the reflection of the (modern day) towing car in Truman's side mirror. See more »

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[first lines]
Laura Kinney: Hello? Nancy?
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Rojo
(1958)
Written by Red Garland
Performed by Red Garland
Courtesy of Fantasy
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The Manipulation Of A Master Manipulator
23 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

Beautifully told, masterfully performed, harrowing, amusing, cruel, moving. A sensational achievement. I sat there disturbed and transfixed. Witnessing the impossible. Truman Capote with the mask, without the mask. The same man, different men, all men, no man. The creature at work, thinking of work, planning his work, working his work, wheeling an dealing. Living his life, life as work, work as life. An ego bigger than his talent and all talent and no ego. Feeling without feeling. Cunning, innocent, blasphemous, a child, a monumental son of a bitch. Philip Seymour Hoffman surprising us again. Charles Laughton I thought. What a thought! Charles Laughton 2005. That kind of talent that kind of boldness and brains. Everything and everyone in "Capote" seem to be. To be totally. I've never seen a photograph of Harper Lee but I imagine her just like Catherine Keener. The film is a miracle of sorts. I can't wait to see it again.


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