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Killer: A Journal of Murder

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Original title
Killer: A Journal of Murder
Year
Running time
91 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Tim Metcalfe (Novel: Thomas E. Gaddis, James O. Long)
Music
Graeme Revell
Cinematography
Ken Kelsch
Cast
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Producer
Breakheart Films / Ixtlan Productions / Spelling Films
Genre
Drama | Based On A True Story. Prison Drama. Serial Killers. 1920s
Synopsis / Plot
"Killer: A Journal of Murder" chronicles the remarkable relationship that develops between two men in the 1920s--Carl Panzram, an intelligent yet ruthlessly vicious Leavenworth prison inmate who is one of America's first serial murderers, and Henry Lesser, the sympathetic guard who encourages Panzram to write about his life experiences. Based on a true story, the men's struggle to understand each other results in a written, and now cinematic, legacy: a raw, unedited exploration into the psyche of a "killer."
Awards
1996: Sitges Fantasy Film Festival: Best Actor (James Woods)
1996:Satellite Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama (James Woods) (ex aequo)
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