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“Murder in the Heartland” (1993) TV Part 2 of 2

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The crimes, capture and trial of 18-year-old Nebraska loser Charles Starkweather, who murdered 11 people in 8 weeks between Dec 1, 1957 and Jan 29, 1958.

Terrific cast includes Tim Roth as Starkweather; Fairuza Balk as his 14-year-old girlfriend/accomplice, Caril Fugate; Brian Dennehy as Fugate’s attorney; and Randy Quaid as the Nebraska prosector. You’ve never seen Randy Quaid in this type of straight role. He and Dennehy are both amazing.

TRIVIA GOLD:
1) Roth’s performance inspired Quentin Tarantino to write for him an eerily similar role in “Pulp Fiction” one year later.
2) Look for a young Renee Zellwegger in an uncredited role as Fugate’s older sister.

-NP

 

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