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.
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Brent Taylor
as Charles Starkweather
Shannon Lucio
as Caril-Ann Fugate
Jerry Kroll
as Sheriff Merle Karnopp
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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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
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If you come into this film just looking for a good movie you will be greatly disappointed by the bad writing, bad acting and the under developed characters. However if you are a serial/mass killer buff who enjoys movies and books about famous serial killer you will probably enjoy this. The movie is actually pretty spot on about the killings. The only areas it falls short are in how they seem to breeze through the killings and on how they have an omniscient devil character speaking to Charlie. Overall this is basicly a lifetime movie and nothing more if you want a good lover killer movie watch natural born killers if you are big into serial killers watch this.

Derek Bartlett
Derek Bartlett

About a guy who goes on a killing spree with his girlfriend. It get's points for being based on a true story, but I've seen better.

John Trifiletti
John Trifiletti

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.

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