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Starkweather (2004)





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From the writer of Ted Bundy and The Hillside Strangler comes this biopic of another one of America's most notorious serial killers Charles Starkweather. Starring Brent Taylor in the title role, Starkweather details the bloody escapades of the 19-year-old murderer and his fourteen-year-old girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate (The O.C.'s Shannon Lucio), as they cross 1950s middle America leaving a trail of dead in their path. Directed by Byron Werner, the film also stars veteran character actor Lance Henriksen. Terrence Malick dramatized the same story thirty years prior in Badlands.more
Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Stephen Johnston
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 22, 2005
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Brent Taylor
as Charles Starkweather
Shannon Lucio
as Caril-Ann Fugate
Jerry Kroll
as Sheriff Merle Karnop...
Lance Henriksen
as The Mentor
Justin Ipock
as Bobby Colvert
Marianne Emma Jeff
as Mrs. Fugate
Ali MacLean
as Jane Valley
J. Lauren Proctor
as Police Dispatcher
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All Critics (2)

Starkweather is the kind of mean-spirited film that uses violence as a way of selling itself and shocking its audience.

Full Review… | March 6, 2005

Full Review… | May 26, 2011
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Starkweather

The true story of Charles Starkweather and Caril-Ann Fugit, who went on a killy spree, often compared to 'Badlands' although this is the actual story of the pair, but evidently not as popular. Also I'm sure 'Natural Born Killers' was probably influenced by the original story too.

This story is one to be watched if you have a general interest into the case, however it's comparison to the film 'Monster' in terms of quality is definitely not accurate.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

Awful. The actress who played Caril Ann Fugate was hardly convincing as a 14-year old, and the script wasn't very good. There are better versions of Starkweather's story.

What's good about it? Well, it's got some pretty shocking murderous scenes, and the girlfriend is an interesting piece of work. What's bad, everything else! The movie makes us believe this guy was mentally disturbed as he conjures up the image of a faceless man, but there is no great payoff for such unecessary plot lines.

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