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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.


Byron Werner



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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 Knight William Knight ... Robert McClurg
Marianne Emma Jeff Marianne Emma Jeff ... Velda Bartlett
Fred Russell Fred Russell ... Marion Bartlett
Sierra Paris Sierra Paris ... Betty Jean Bartlett


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 »






Release Date:

10 September 2010 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Fúria Assassina See more »

Filming Locations:

Lancaster, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Shot in two weeks. See more »


In the beginning, after killing the toad and Charlie's father comes by, a mic is clearly visible in top of the screen. See more »


Version of Badlands (1973) See more »


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Really Bad!
6 July 2005 | by katheegriffithSee all my reviews

I lived in Lincoln during the Starkweather era & couldn't believe this movie. First off, there are no cacti & mountains in Nebraska. Even in the 50's Nebraskans didn't talk with southern hick drawls. Also, I've never seen a '48 Ford described as a '55 Chevy. Starkweather was a short (5'8") bow-legged red head that wore very thick glasses. He was a real loser. So was his girl-friend. I thought this might be a good movie but have changed my mind since seeing it. It had the possibility to be one, but was really messed up. I had never heard that Starkweather heard "voices" or saw a "devil" when he was on his rampage. I don't know where that came from. Don't bother watching.

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