MURDER IN THE HEARTLAND
Charlie Starkweather (Tim Roth) was an American teen aged spree killer who murdered eleven people in the states of Nebraska and Wyoming in a two-month murder spree between December 1957 and January 1958. All but one of Starkweather’s victims were killed between January 21 and January 29, 1958, the date of his arrest. During the murders committed in 1958, Starkweather was accompanied by his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate (Fairuza Balk).
Starkweather was executed 17 months after the events, and Fugate served 17 years in prison before her release in 1976.
This film was shot just outside of Dallas and Plano Texas. The filming was between January and February. It was also a very cold Texas winter. This film also starred Randy Quaid, Brian Dennehy, Milo O’Shea, Rondi Reed, Jake Carpenter and Gerry Bamman.