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Based on the true story, two homicide detectives track Martha Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez, a murderous pair known as the "Lonely Hearts Killers" who lured their victims through the... See more »

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Det. Elmer Robinson
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Det. Charles Hilderbrandt
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Ray Fernandez
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Martha Beck
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Det. Reilly
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Rene Fodie
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D.A. Hunt
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Det. Eastman
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Eddie Robinson
Andrew E. Wheeler ...
Det. Tooley (as Andrew Wheeler)
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Janet Long
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Delphine Downing
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Chief MacSwain
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Rainelle Downing
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Ida
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Officer Chetnick
Sam Travolta ...
Foreman
James Martin Roberts ...
Young Black Man
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Bank Manager
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Sara Long
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Warden Broady (as Marc MacAulay)
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Thief
Steve Maye ...
Michigan Cop
Shannon Murphy ...
Patty Forsythe
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Coroner
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Detective January
Jonathan Rau ...
Uniformed Cop
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Hotel Clerk
Valerie Grant ...
Mrs. Clayman
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Mrs. Clayman's Son
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Marian Duff
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Postmaster
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Landlord
Jeff Farley ...
Minister
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Teenage Girl
Allison McKay ...
Mrs. Paterson
Jack Swanson ...
Fruit Stand Attendant
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Rene's Father
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MacSwain's Secretary
Margaret Travolta ...
Mineola Female Dispatcher
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Female Airplane Passenger
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Janice
Jimmy Leeward ...
Pilot
Caroline Ross ...
Prison Matron
Traci Robinson ...
Prison Matron
Tom Chapman ...
Framer
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Featured Dancer
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Hotel Waiter (uncredited)
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Detective Paco (uncredited)
Charles M. Creel ...
Kent County Detective (uncredited)
Nikki Folsom ...
Airline Passenger (uncredited)
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Assault Witness (uncredited)
Walter Medina ...
Perpetrator (uncredited)
Russell D. Mercier ...
New York Police Officer (uncredited)
Randy Robinson ...
Kent County Detective (uncredited)
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Witness (uncredited)

Directed by

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Todd Robinson

Written by

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Todd Robinson ... (written by)

Produced by

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Boaz Davidson ... producer
Danny Dimbort ... executive producer
Anson Downes ... associate producer
Randall Emmett ... executive producer
Linda Favila ... associate producer
George Furla ... executive producer
Manfred D. Heid ... executive producer (as Manfred Heid)
Kathryn Himoff ... co-producer
Gerd Koechlin ... executive producer
Jon Kuyper ... line producer
Josef Lautenschlager ... executive producer
Avi Lerner ... executive producer
Juan Mas ... line producer: second unit, Spokane
Traci Robinson ... producer: second unit, Sag Harbor/Westhampton (as Traci D. Robinson)
Eddie Rosenstein ... producer: second unit, Ossining/Manhattan
Sidney Sherman ... co-producer
Trevor Short ... executive producer
Laura D. Smith-Ireland ... associate producer (as Laura D. Smith)
Andreas Thiesmeyer ... executive producer
John Thompson ... executive producer
Holly Wiersma ... producer

Music by

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Mychael Danna

Cinematography by

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Peter Levy

Film Editing by

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Kathryn Himoff

Editorial Department

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Corinne Bogdanowicz ... assistant colorist
Paul Bronkar ... supervising digital intermediate colorist
Kacie Haggerty ... digital intermediate producer
Candice Levy ... post-production assistant
Sarah Parker ... post-production coordinator
Jeffrey C. Price ... assistant editor
Amy Tompkins ... digital intermediate editor

Casting By

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Phyllis Huffman

Production Design by

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Jon Gary Steele

Art Direction by

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Vincent DeFelice
David Eckert
Vera Mills

Set Decoration by

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Traci Kirshbaum

Costume Design by

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Jacqueline West

Makeup Department

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Sonna Brado ... hair stylist: Spokane
Michelle Bühler ... key makeup artist: Ocala (as Michelle Buhler) / makeup artist: Mr. Travolta (as Michelle Buhler)
Diane Calfee ... assistant makeup artist
Beatrice De Alba ... hair stylist: Ms. Hayek
Donelle ... hair assistant: Spokane
Donald Dowd ... assistant makeup artist
Lee Grimes ... assistant makeup artist (as Lee A. Grimes)
Trista Jordan ... key hair stylist: Spokane / key makeup artist: Spokane
Renate Leuschner ... key hair stylist: Ocala
Diane Maurno ... makeup department head
Mike Meyers ... hair stylist: Spokane
Tanya Nguyen ... makeup artist: Spokane
Stephanie Plaut ... makeup assistant: Spokane
Scott H. Reeder ... assistant hair stylist
Ronnie Specter ... makeup artist: Ms. Hayek
Randa Squillacote ... hair department head
Sheri Staudinger ... hair assistant: Spokane / makeup assistant: Spokane
Yolanda Toussieng ... hair stylist: Mr. Travolta
Taci Van Leuven ... makeup assistant: Spokane (as Taci Vanleuven)

Production Management

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Ann Dunsford ... unit production manager: Ocala
Frank E. Errico ... unit production manager
George Gale ... post-production supervisor
Susannah Lowber ... unit production manager
Bob Misiorowski ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jeff Austin ... first assistant director
Rachel Cates ... second second assistant director: Spokane
Jill Hoppy ... second second assistant director
Dane Konshuk-Mas ... first assistant director: Spokane
Wayne Scott Miller ... assistant director: New York (as Wayne Miller)
Gretchen Oyster ... second assistant director
Marten W. Piccinini ... first assistant director: Ocala (as Marten Piccinini)
Idahella Therp ... assistant director: New York / second unit director
Aaron Walters ... second assistant director

Art Department

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John Balling ... scenic
Larry Bates ... propmaker
Dwight Benjamin-Creel ... property master
Dan Beyer ... carpenter: Spokane
Craig Binkley ... property master: Spokane (as Walter Craig Binkley) / visual consultant: Spokane
Bruce Bisbey ... graphic designer: reshoots
Ed Bowen ... carpenter: Spokane
Lewis Bowen ... scenic foreman
James Brothers ... assistant property master (as James B. Brothers)
David R. Case ... propmaker
Mike Cassell ... carpenter: Spokane
Rex Christensen ... on-set dresser
Donna Cline ... additional storyboard artist
Henry Dando ... head greensman
Daniel Dietrich ... general foreman
Kristen Donaldson ... art department coordinator
Norman C. Dulaney ... co-leadman
César Díez Álava ... assistant property master (as Cesar Diez Alava)
Nicklas Farrantello ... painter (as Nick Farrantello)
Vince 'Flea' Feliciano ... propmaker
Michael D. Fitzgerald ... set dresser
Forrest Gillespie Jr. ... scenic
Stephanie Girard ... set designer
Batia Grafka ... property master
Dustin Lee Hotson ... painter
Dean F. Janik ... scenic/signwriter
Steven Kerlagon ... key scenic (as Steven L. Kerlagon)
Matthew Krueger ... utility (as Matt Krueger)
Don Lamont ... set dresser
John Lamont ... set dresser
Ellen Lampl ... graphic designer
Steven Leach ... propmaker (as Steven G. Leach)
Morgan H. Lee ... propmaker
David T. Legue ... propmaker
Ben Lowe ... propmaker
Everett McClellan ... propmaker gang boss (as Evert 'Jack' McClellan)
Jody McFarland ... propmaker: Ocala
John P. McMinamen ... painter
Jonathan S. Morgan ... scenic
Thomas A. Morris Jr. ... construction coordinator
Shannon Mullins ... propmaker gang boss (as Shannon C. Mullins)
William Scot Noonan ... toolman
Andrew Nowak ... art department production assistant (as Andrew E. Nowak)
Bozydar Orszula ... general foreman (as Bozydar Henry Orszula)
Jimmie Perdue ... painter
Thomas Pilgram III ... propmaker (as Thomas J. Pilgrim III)
Linda Pilgrim ... painter
Jack Reeves ... stand-by scenic
David Reynolds ... propmaker
Karen Rigsby ... buyer
William E. Ruetemann ... propmaker
John R. Salemi ... propmaker
Casey Sargent ... graphic art director: Spokane
Alex Saviuk ... storyboard artist
Nicholas Scott ... set designer
David R. Scurlock ... painter
Senor J. Shaughnessy ... co-leadman
James Taylor ... propmaker
John E. Thombleson II ... painter
Wesley Bryan Walker ... on-set dresser: Spokane
Lucy Weber ... utility
Thomas Wilson ... propmaker
Jerry Wise ... propmaker
Douglas Womack ... construction coordinator: Spokane (as Douglas A. Womack)

Sound Department

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Randy Babajtis ... sound designer
Jeremy Balko ... adr mixer
Spencer Blair ... post-sound assistant
Scott Cannizzaro ... adr mixer
Tanner Carroll ... assistant sound editor
Juan Dieguez ... assistant adr recordist
Elizabeth Enck ... assistant sound editor
Brent Findley ... assistant sound editor
Jerry Gilbert ... re-recording mixer
Scott G.G. Haller ... adr supervisor
Rob Hill ... adr artist
Scott Hinkley ... additional re-recording mixer
Jacob Kemp ... sound utility
Cody King ... assistant dialogue editor
Ken King ... production sound mixer
Richard Kitting ... foley editor
Robbie Mandraccia ... assistant sound editor
Al McGuire ... sound mixer: Ocala
Jonathan Miller ... supervising sound designer
Andrew Morgado ... adr mixer / foley mixer
Mark O'Russa ... boom operator
Jan Petrov ... adr recordist
Lenny Rabinowitz ... adr recordist
Alex Raspa ... adr mixer
Shelley Roden ... foley artist
Tom Taylor ... sound mixer
Jon Udell ... boom operator (as Jon Michael Udell)
Jonathan Wales ... re-recording mixer
Jacob Weinstein ... assistant sound editor

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Giuliano Fiumani ... special effects coordinator: Spokane
Ken Gorrell ... special effects technician
Stephen Howfield ... special effects assistant
Richard Lee Jones ... special effects technician
James L. Roberts ... special effects technician
Patrick Tantalo ... special effects foreman
Kathleen Tonkin ... special effects technician
Tim Tonkin ... special effects technician (as Timothy Tonkin)
Barbara Vazquez ... special effects assistant
Robert Vazquez ... special effects supervisor (as Bob Vazquez)

Visual Effects by

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Ivaylo Andonov ... digital artist
Yavor Asenov ... digital compositor (as Javor Asenov)
Scott Coulter ... visual effects producer
Dobromir Hristov ... digital compositor
Velichko Ivanov ... lead artist
Peter Keranov ... digital compositor
Delyan Ketipov ... digital effects artist
Dimitar Kovachev ... technical support staff
Danail Lazarov ... visual effects editor
Dawn Llewellyn ... visual effects editor
Jordan Markov ... visual effects supervisor: Worldwide FX
Maria Mavrova ... lead artist
Brian Nogle ... imaging supervisor: Pacific Title & Art Studio
Krasimir Paskalev ... visual effects coordinator
Marin Petrov ... visual effects artist
Shero Rauf ... digital effects artist
Greg Rodin ... visual effects lead camera: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Stefan Tchakarov ... visual effects production supervisor
Peter Tomov ... digital artist
Adriana Valcheva ... digital effects artist
Desislava Valcheva ... vfx compositor
Margarita Valkova ... visual effects coordinator: Bulgaria
Vladimir Zdravkov ... visual effects technical support staff
Antonio Torres ... digital artist: Digital Intermediate, Pacific Title (uncredited)

Stunts

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Jay Amor ... stunts
Dale Frye ... stunts
Thirl Haston ... stunts
Nick Loren ... stunt double: Mr. Travolta
Kiana Politis ... stunts
Christina Ritzi ... stunts
Steven Ritzi ... stunt coordinator
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. ... stunts (as Lonnie Smith)
Trace Wenzel ... stunts
Todd Rogers Terry ... stunt performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Andy Barden ... electrician
Ben Bardin ... key grip
Kurt Beckler ... rigging grip
Robert Beverlin ... first assistant camera: Ocala
Dan Beyer ... electrician
Stuart Bicknell ... electrician (as Stuart J. Bicknell)
Frank Boone ... company grip (as William Franklin Boone III)
David S. Campbell ... additional camera operator
Stephen Campbell ... camera operator: "b" camera
Bob Clifford ... camera loader
Kit Datson ... additional assistant camera
Tamia Diaz ... additional first assistant camera: Spokane
Tim Eberly ... still photographer
Richard Falk Jr. ... electrician (as Richard Falk)
Chris Fisher ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Christopher M. Fisher)
Christopher Fyan ... camera operator: additional photography
Larry Gianneschi IV ... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Lawrence Gianneschi IV)
Mark R. Goode ... rigging grip
Courtney Goodwin ... technician: power pod
Peter N. Green ... additional photographer / first assistant camera
Donald P. Guth ... technician: power pod
Nicholas Hahn ... assistant camera: New York (as Nick Hahn)
Marvin Haven ... company grip (as Marvin J. Haven)
James Hawkinson ... additional photographer
Bruce Hazen ... electrician
Nathan Heyer ... grip (as Nate Heyer)
Andrew Paul Howell ... rigging best boy (as Andrew Howell)
Steve Hubert ... electrician: Spokane
Tom Hunt ... company grip
Kevin Jackson ... best boy grip
Christopher D. Jones ... rigging electrician (as Christopher Jones)
Rick Kalivoda ... gaffer: Ocala
Ben Kanegson ... dolly grip (as Ben J. Kanegson)
Ben Kenyon ... rigging electric: Spokane
Mark Kohl ... director of photography: second unit
Giovani Lampassi ... gaffer
Thomas Lowry ... key rigging grip (as Thomas 'Popcorn' Lowry)
Matthew May ... best boy electric: Spokane
Patrick K. Meng ... company grip
Pat Metzler ... grip
Dan Misner ... best boy grip
Robert F. Moody Jr. ... rigging grip
John Muliler ... electrician (as John E. Mulier)
Jack Nealy ... best boy electric (as Jack R. Nealy)
Justin O'Shaughnessy ... second assistant camera: second unit
John Oliveri ... additional loader
Gene Page ... still photographer
Ken Palladino ... electrician (as Kenneth Palladino)
Krishna Rao ... camera operator: "a" camera
Duff Rich ... key grip: Spokane (as Edward 'Duff' Rich)
Walter F. Rodriguez ... additional assistant camera
Rob Scott ... rigging gaffer
Louis Smith ... additional assistant camera
Lee J. Stone ... technician: power pod
Pete Stroud ... electrician
Jorge Sánchez ... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Jorge Sanchez)
Robert Veliky ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Mike Vukas ... gaffer
John Wruck ... electrician

Casting Department

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Adam Arnali ... extras casting
Jennifer Conrader ... extras casting
Tamara Gurevich ... extras casting assistant
Cindy Hedges ... extras casting director: Spokane
Geoffrey Miclat ... casting assistant
Kimberly Mullen ... casting: Florida
Mark Mullen ... casting: Florida
Gretchen Oyster ... extras casting
Shannon Ready ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Donna Aguirre ... seamstress (as Donna Rosa Aguirre)
Angela Amaro ... additional costumer
Carrie Arington ... assistant costume: Spokane
Lisa Caryl-Vukas ... costumer (as Lisa Caryl)
Claudia Combee ... set costumer
Stella Corrales ... costumer: Salma Hayek
James P. Cullen ... costumer: Mr. Travolta (as Jim Cullen)
Ciara Duncan ... costumer
Suzy Freeman ... costume supervisor: Ocala
Naomi Gathmann ... wardrobe production assistant
Flor Hernandez ... laundry mistress (as Flor M. Hernandez)
Monica Hernandez ... laundry mistress
SueEllen Jones ... wardrobe production assistant
Nubia ... key costumer
Jude Christian Orlando ... costume illustrator
Heather Pain ... additional costumer
Angelique Salvman ... wardrobe intern
Kate Sawyer ... seamstress
Julie S. Siegmund ... set costumer (as Julia Siegmund)
Gilda Texter ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Scott Colgan ... location assistant
Kelly Farrell ... location medic
Amber Grunte ... location manager: second unit
Mitch Harbeson ... location manager
James Hayward ... assistant location manager
Krista Lee Weller ... assistant location manager (as Krista Weller)

Music Department

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Selena Arizanovic ... music coordinator
Brad Haehnel ... scoring mixer
Jen Monnar ... music editor
Rob Simonsen ... composer: additional music / orchestrator
Ashley Waldron ... music supervisor (as Ashley Miller)

Transportation Department

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Don Baer ... transportation co-captain
Jon Bergholz ... transportation coordinator
Stan Chafin ... driver: Mr. Gandolfini
Kevin Craig ... picture car coordinator (as Kevin M. Craig)
Steve Evans ... driver: second unit
Tina Horne ... driver: Ms. Hayek
Lance Hruza ... transportation coordinator: second unit
Lewis Mennona ... driver
Ladonna P. Norwood ... driver: Mr. Leto
Bob 'Smitty' Smith ... driver
John H. Stephens ... additional transportation co-captain (as John Stephens)
Timothy Stephens ... transportation captain
Tim Whisenant ... transportation: John Travolta

Other crew

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Rachel Abarbanell ... assistant: Mr. Thompson
Britt Anhaus ... accounting clerk
Craig Antioco ... epk director
Jamie Armstrong ... production assistant
Ellie Barrett ... choreographer
Karen Bosma ... assistant production coordinator
Erik Bright ... publicist
Ernest Britt Jr. ... medic: construction
Donald Bruce ... production controller
Ariel Bruns ... production assistant
Hilary Carver ... unit publicist
Polly Cassell ... craft service: Spokane
Rosie Charbonneau ... assistant: Mr Emmett
Thomas Cobb ... title designer
Taryn Cox ... assistant: Mr. Leto
Mike De La Vina ... office production assistant
Carla DiBello ... assistant to producer
Rob Dickerson Jr. ... second craft service
Thomas Dineen ... key production assistant: reshoots
Jessica Dolan ... script supervisor: second unit
Kira Dominguez ... assistant: Ms. Hayek
Ann Dunsford ... production coordinator
Vivian Enfinger ... set medic
Peter Evangelatos ... craft service: Mr. Travolta
Nikki Folsom ... stand-in: Laura Dern
Claude Forest ... insurance broker
Ira Friedlander ... production accountant
Kim Garman ... first assistant accountant
Steve Gehrke ... script supervisor
Dan Gloeckner ... set production assistant
Laura Gosselin-Harris ... set production assistant: Spokane
Eric Green ... marketing and publicity
Karla Ingebretsen ... aerial coordinator / aircraft coordinator
Milly Itzhak ... technical consultant: New York
JoAnn Fregalette Jansen ... choreographer
Jeffrey F. January ... production associate
Alicia Johnson ... digital intermidiate
SueEllen Jones ... production assistant
Ashley Kravitz ... photograph clearances
Jodie Kuhuski ... financial consultant: Millennium Films
Connie Kunz ... co-first assistant accountant
Kristina Lankford ... dialect coach: Ms. Hayek
Stephen Leonard ... production assistant
Meaghan Librizzi ... set production assistant
Joe Loffredo ... stand-in
Denise Loren ... production assistant
Marianna di Lorenzo ... ballroom dancer (as Marianna Seney)
Liz Lorie ... stand-in
Steve Maye ... trainer: Mr. Travolta
Garrett McQuesten ... set production assistant: Spokane
Sally B. Merlin ... technical consultant
Christopher T. Mollere ... second assistant: Mr. Emmett (as Chris Mollere)
Ilene Morgan ... post-production accountant
Ben Nedivi ... assistant: Mr. Davidson
Andrew Nowak ... production assistant
Lonnie Ramati ... production business affairs
Chris Ranung ... key craft service
Joe Rowley ... assistant: Mr. Gandolfini
Mary C. Russell ... production coordinator: additional photography (as Mary C. Rolfes)
Brent Seaman ... stand-in
Steven Shea ... background coordinator
Bob 'Smitty' Smith ... key craft service
Meredith Stead ... assistant: Todd Robinson (as Meredith C. Stead)
Holli Strickland ... key set production assistant
Kelly Todd ... set production assistant (as Kelly Sullivan)
Christopher Touchton ... assistant: Ms. Wiersma
Volker Umpfenbach ... production controller
Bill Vergis ... animal coordinator
Allen Walls ... assistant choreographer
Corin Warinner ... office production assistant
Bradley Weiss ... corporate accountant: Millennium Films
Tim Whisenant ... assistant: John Travolta
Roman Witt ... corporate controller: Millennium Films

Thanks

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Jeb Bush ... special thanks (as Governor Jeb Bush)
Brian Fischer ... very special thanks
John Peyton ... special thanks (as Mayor John Peyton)

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Plot Summary

In the late 1940's, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez were America's notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers". Their lethal scam was simple; they would swindle and then viciously murder lovelorn war widows who would answer their personal ads in which Ray would describe himself as a sexy Latin Lover. Ironically, Ray's initial introduction to Martha was as a prospective mark. But when they met, it was love at first sight, perhaps as a result of their penchant for kinky sex and their mutual love for duplicity and easy money. With Martha posing as Ray's sister, they bilked elderly spinsters and widows of their savings and then viciously murdered them in a bloodbath of sexual frenzy. When they were arrested, Martha and Ray confessed to 12 killings, although it is believed the actual number is closer to 20. At their sensational trial, Martha and Ray cooed, held hands and seemed as though they could not get enough of each other. Their plea of not guilty by reason of insanity was rejected, and on August 22, 1949, the homicidal lovers were sentenced to death. After numerous appeals, they were electrocuted on March 8, 1951, side-by-side in Sing Sing prison. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines Love can be murder. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Lonely Hearts Killers (Germany)
  • Coeurs perdus (France)
  • Corazones solitarios (Spain)
  • Vienišos širdys (Lithuania)
  • Серийни убийци (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 108 min
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Box Office

Budget $18,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $2,517,423

Did You Know?

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Trivia The director's grandfather was Elmer C. Robinson, the cop who investigated the Lonely Hearts murders. See more »
Goofs When the aircraft is shown landing at Albany, you see a runway and taxiway sign that were not in use until decades later. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Vacancy/Lonely Hearts/In the Land of Women/Fracture (2007). See more »
Soundtracks GOT THAT FEELING See more »
Quotes Martha Beck: You know what they say about cops and donuts?
Charles Hilderbrandt: No, what?
Martha Beck: Neither one's any good without a hole in them.
Charles Hilderbrandt: They say that about women, too.
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