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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The gas station location was actually a garage for a rehab center that was redressed for the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie is stabbing Caril-Ann's father, the knife becomes bloody after a few stabs. The camera turns to Caril-Ann's little sister for a while, and when it turns back to Charlie, the blood on the knife is gone. See more »

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Version of Badlands (1973) See more »

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Film Lacked Research and Realistic Setting
26 February 2005 | by lfuhrman38See all my reviews

The story line was fine, and followed the real events fairly close to reality. HOWEVER, I have to wonder if the director and producer EVER visited Nebraska before filming. I have lived in Nebraska my entire life, and have spent much time in Lincoln. My home is in the western part of the state, near the Wyoming border, where the chase took place. I live in the town where Charlie spent his first night in jail on the way back to Lincoln. No where are there MOUNTAINS. No where between Lincoln and Wyoming is there a desert- like landscape with tumble weeds and cacti. The setting was so far off from the reality of Nebraska, it was laughable for a Nebraskan to watch. Also, they gave the actors a Southern hick accent, and had them use words like "I reckon" and "ain't." People don't talk like that here, and they didn't in the 1950's either. It could've been a much more disturbing picture, if they had used the quiet beauty of the Nebraska prairie-type lands juxtaposed against the brutality of the crimes. It was too cheesy with the Arizona landscape being passed off as Nebraska, and the fake Southern accents passed off in the dialogue. What a disappointment.


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