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Starkweather (2004)

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In 1958 Nebraska 19 year old garbageman Charles Starkweather goes on a murder spree with his 14 year old girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate killing 11 people in three months, introducing America to spree killing.

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Byron Werner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brent Taylor ... Charles Starkweather
Shannon Lucio ... Caril-Ann Fugate
Jerry Kroll ... Sheriff Merle Karnopp
Lance Henriksen ... The Mentor
Steven K. Grabowsky Steven K. Grabowsky ... The Dark Man
Rodney Ballard Rodney Ballard ... Young Charles
George Lindsey Jr. George Lindsey Jr. ... Guy Starkweather
Keir O'Donnell ... Bob Von Buch
America Young ... Barbara Fugate
Justin Ipock Justin Ipock ... Bobby Colvert
Al Sapienza ... Deputy Dale Fahrnbruch
William Frederick Knight ... Robert McClurg (as William Knight)
Marianne Emma Jeff Marianne Emma Jeff ... Velda Bartlett
Fred Russell Fred Russell ... Marion Bartlett
Sierra Paris Sierra Paris ... Betty Jean Bartlett
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Storyline

Since childhood, Nebraska farm-boy Charles Starkweather has a schizophrenic Mr. Hyde side, a nameless dark figure, who inspires him to be cruel for the kicks. Having grown up to a 19 year old garbageman and fallen in love with weird girl 14 year old girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate, he gets completely out of control, killing of her entire family and various other singles of groups during their ensuing inter-state car-chase, hunted down by sheriff Merle Karnopp and a growing army of cops and press, then unprecedented. Written by KGF Vissers

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Before Dahmer...Before Bundy...He was the most feared.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2010 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Fúria Assassina See more »

Filming Locations:

Lancaster, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shannon Lucio was cast a couple of days prior to the shooting of this film. See more »

Goofs

After Starkweather kills a lady and her maid in their house, his white T-shirt is covered with blood. But when he comes downstairs after the second murder, the shirt is perfectly clean. See more »

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Features The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952) See more »

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Crazy 'Bout My Own Lifestyle
Performed by Jody Reynolds
Written by Jody Reynolds
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Two Much Information With So Little Time
19 May 2006 | by asam3122See all my reviews

I have studied Charles Raymond Starkweather for the past six months. I was excited when I saw that it would be on Showtime. Not being able to order Showtime, I picked up a copy at Blockbuster. The review is as follows: In the winter of 1958-1959, Charles Starkweather murdered 11 people with his girlfriend Caril-Ann Fugate as his accomplice. Their symphony of murder is told through this movie inaccurately. The hour-and-a-half runtime it has is too short to tell a story of this magnitude. They could've done so much more with the material they had. They could've explored Charlie's personality. What they produced is a film lacking depth and any reason. The psychological effects that Starkweather's crimes had on the public was not displayed at all. And Starkweather's murders are not portrayed accurately.

This movie could've been great given a longer running time and an accurate portrayal. But what the viewing public is left with is a Lifetime Movie on a different channel.

4/10


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