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In Cold Blood 

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At the end of the 1950s, in a more innocent America, the brutal, meaningless slaying of a Midwestern family horrified the nation. This film is based on Truman Capote's hauntingly detailed, ... See full summary »




Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »





Complete series cast summary:
Anthony Edwards ...  Dick Hickock 2 episodes, 1996
Eric Roberts ...  Perry Smith 2 episodes, 1996
Sam Neill ...  Agent Alvin Dewey 2 episodes, 1996
Kevin Tighe ...  Herbert Clutter 2 episodes, 1996
Gillian Barber ...  Bonnie Clutter 2 episodes, 1996
Margot Finley ...  Nancy Clutter 2 episodes, 1996
Robbie Bowen Robbie Bowen ...  Kenyon Clutter 2 episodes, 1996
Bethel Leslie ...  Bess Hartmann 2 episodes, 1996
Gwen Verdon ...  Sadie Truitt 2 episodes, 1996
Leo Rossi ...  Agent Harold Nye 2 episodes, 1996
Troy Evans ...  Carl Duntz 2 episodes, 1996
Don S. Davis ...  Roy Church 2 episodes, 1996
L.Q. Jones ...  Tex Smith 2 episodes, 1996
Louise Latham ...  Eunice Hickock 2 episodes, 1996
Campbell Lane ...  Walter Hickock 2 episodes, 1996
Tom McBeath ...  Alfred Stoecklein 2 episodes, 1996
Brad Greenquist ...  Floyd Wells 2 episodes, 1996
Stella Stevens ...  Hotel Keeper 2 episodes, 1996
Ryan Reynolds ...  Bobby Rupp 2 episodes, 1996
Lindsey Campbell ...  Susan Kidwell 2 episodes, 1996
Emily Perkins ...  Kathy Ewalt 2 episodes, 1996
Susan Hogan ...  Marie Dewey 2 episodes, 1996
Harry Northup ...  Minister 2 episodes, 1996
Frank C. Turner ...  Clarence Ewalt 2 episodes, 1996
Greg Lawson ...  Insurance Salesman 2 episodes, 1996
Matthew Lerigny Matthew Lerigny ...  Little Perry 2 episodes, 1996
Stephanie Anne Mills Stephanie Anne Mills ...  Dorie 2 episodes, 1996
Mark Herring Mark Herring ...  Tom Sawyer 2 episodes, 1996
Isobel Smith Isobel Smith ...  Nun 2 episodes, 1996
Liese McDonald Liese McDonald ...  Eveanna Clutter 2 episodes, 1996
Brenda Shuttleworth Brenda Shuttleworth ...  Beverly Clutter 2 episodes, 1996
Valerie Planche ...  Mrs. Ketchum 2 episodes, 1996
Veronika Sztopa Veronika Sztopa ...  Jolene Ketchum 2 episodes, 1996
Renae Morriseau ...  Flo Smith 2 episodes, 1996
Randy Birch Randy Birch ...  Flo's John 2 episodes, 1996
Chezlene Kocian Chezlene Kocian ...  Ann 2 episodes, 1996
Jesse Lipscombe ...  Tommy 2 episodes, 1996
Christian Goutsis ...  James 2 episodes, 1996
Paul Coeur Paul Coeur ...  Sheriff 2 episodes, 1996
Mark Anderako ...  Undersheriff 2 episodes, 1996
Stephen Hair Stephen Hair ...  Tailor 2 episodes, 1996
Wolfgang Brunner Wolfgang Brunner ...  Otto 2 episodes, 1996
Patricia M. Tkachuk Patricia M. Tkachuk ...  Rosa 2 episodes, 1996
Pamela Diaz ...  Inez 2 episodes, 1996
Johnny Ray McGhee Johnny Ray McGhee ...  Jeb 2 episodes, 1996
Rhys Williams ...  Bill 2 episodes, 1996
Todd Shillington Todd Shillington ...  Kenyon's Friend 2 episodes, 1996
Esther Purves-Smith Esther Purves-Smith ...  Waitress 2 episodes, 1996
Joe Norman Shaw ...  N.Y. Newsman 2 episodes, 1996
Georgie Collins Georgie Collins ...  Journalist 2 episodes, 1996
Bruce Parkhouse Bruce Parkhouse ...  Reporter 2 episodes, 1996
Chuck Bennett Chuck Bennett ...  Announcer 2 episodes, 1996
Larry Reese ...  Warden 2 episodes, 1996
Tom Rowe Tom Rowe ...  Chaplain 2 episodes, 1996
John McDonough John McDonough ...  Mark Logan 2 episodes, 1996
Francisco Puig Francisco Puig ...  Mexican Border Guard 2 episodes, 1996
John Gibbs John Gibbs ...  Detective Pike 2 episodes, 1996


At the end of the 1950s, in a more innocent America, the brutal, meaningless slaying of a Midwestern family horrified the nation. This film is based on Truman Capote's hauntingly detailed, psychologically penetrating nonfiction novel. While in prison, Dick Hickock, 28, hears a cell-mate's story about $10,000 in cash kept in a home safe by a prosperous rancher. When he's paroled, Dick persuades ex-con Perry Smith, 31, to join him in going after the stash. On a November night in 1959, Dick and Perry break into the Holcomb, Kansas, house of Herb Clutter. Enraged at finding no safe, they wake the sleeping family and brutally kill them all. The bodies are found by two friends who come by before Sunday church. The murders shock the small Great Plains town, where doors are routinely left unlocked. Detective Alvin Dewey of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation heads the case, but there are no clues, no apparent motive and no suspects... Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Release Date:

24 November 1996 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


| (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Version of In Cold Blood (1967) See more »


Race of Men
Lyrics by Perry Smith and Adapted by Hummie Mann
Music by Hummie Mann
Performed by Eric Roberts
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Good... Could've been great though
5 November 2006 | by corkskrueSee all my reviews

After reading the book, I happened across this DVD at Wal-Mart for 3 bucks and thought, sure, what the hell... I got the DVD and watched it last night. When I started watching it, I checked the run time and it was about 90 minutes. I thought, OK cool... It seemed to run rather slowly, knowing the story and how much of it there was. By the time I got to the actual killings, I was like, "how much time does this have left?" Checked. "One minute?! What the hell?!" I felt incredibly cheated, thinking that the movie only progressed through a third of the overall story.

But then, I happily noticed that the DVD's scene selection menu included a part 1 AND a part 2. I still had another hour and a half to go! I then sat very happily and enjoyed the second half of the movie, even more so than the first.

I admit that I have not seen the 1967 original film (despite my sincerest desire to), I have however read the novel and felt that this was a fairly descent film, for a two-part TV miniseries, that is. I think the casting of the role of Perry was completely wrong and a few minor inconsistencies jumped out at me, but still very well done. The first half drags on a bit, while the second half is much more gripping. I think they should have proportioned the movie more like Capote did his book: 1/3 before the murders, 1/3 after, and 1/3 after the killers are arrested. Instead, the film makes it more 1/2 before the murders, 1/4 after, and 1/4 after the killers are arrested. Again, this makes the second half more exciting, but at the same time, less compelling while making the first half drag on and on...

Now I look back and realize I have just made the same mistake about making things drag on and on, so I will shut the hell up. Go watch the movie and make up your own damn mind!

Nick Houston

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