Lonely Hearts

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John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Salma Hayek, Jared Leto and Laura Dern star in this crime-thriller, based on a true story. Two homicide detectives track down Martha Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez, a murderous pair known as the "Lonely Hearts... read more
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John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Salma Hayek, Jared Leto and Laura Dern star in this crime-thriller, based on a true story. Two homicide detectives track down Martha Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez, a murderous pair known as the "Lonely Hearts Killers" who lured their victims through personal ads in newspapers. Martha Beck (Hayek) and Raymond Fernandez (Leto) were America's notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers." Their lethal scam was simple; they would swindle and then viciously murder lovelorn war widows who would answer their personal ads in which Ray would describe himself as a sexy Latin Lover. Ironically, Ray's initial introduction to Martha was as a prospective mark. But when they met, it was love at first sight, perhaps as a result of their penchant for kinky sex and their mutual love for duplicity and easy money. With Martha posing as Ray's sister, they bilked elderly spinsters and widows of their savings and then viciously murdered them in a bloodbath of sexual frenzy. When they were arrested, Martha and Ray confessed to 12 killings, although it is believed the actual number is closer to 20. At their sensational trial, Martha and Ray cooed, held hands and seemed as though they could not get enough of each other. Their plea of not guilty by reason of insanity was rejected, and on August 22, 1949, the homicidal lovers were sentenced to death. After numerous appeals, they were electrocuted on March 8, 1951, side-by-side in Sing Sing prison.

Original Release

04/30/2006

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Cast

John Travolta Det. Elmer Robinson
James Gandolfini Det. Charles Hilderbrandt
Salma Hayek Martha Beck
Jared Leto Ray Fernandez
Laura Dern Rene Fodie
Michael Gaston D.A. Hunt
Dan Byrd Eddie Robinson
Alice Krige Janet Long
Dagmara Dominczyk Delphine Downing
Bailee Madison Rainelle Downing
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Todd Robinson

Writers

Todd Robinson

Cast

John Travolta Det. Elmer Robinson
James Gandolfini Det. Charles Hilderbrandt
Salma Hayek Martha Beck
Jared Leto Ray Fernandez
Laura Dern Rene Fodie
Michael Gaston D.A. Hunt
Dan Byrd Eddie Robinson
Alice Krige Janet Long
Dagmara Dominczyk Delphine Downing
Bailee Madison Rainelle Downing
Bruce MacVittie Det. Eastman
John Doman Chief MacSwain
Ellen Travolta Ida
Jason Gray-Stanford Officer Chetnick
Sam Travolta Foreman
Jonathan Rau Uniformed Cop
Scott Caan Det. Reilly
Michael Rispoli Coroner
Andrew E. Wheeler Det. Tooley (as Andrew Wheeler)
James Martin Roberts Young Black Man

Producers

Danny Dimbort Executive Producer
Randall Emmett Executive Producer
George Furla Executive Producer
Manfred D. Heid Executive Producer
Gerd Koechlin Executive Producer
Josef Lautenschlager Executive Producer
Avi Lerner Executive Producer
Trevor Short Executive Producer
Andreas Thiesmeyer Executive Producer
John Thompson Executive Producer
Boaz Davidson Producer
Holly Wiersma Producer
Anson Downes Producer
Linda Favila Producer
Jon Kuyper Producer
Juan Mas Producer
Traci Robinson Producer
Sidney Sherman Producer
Laura D. Smith Ireland Producer
Kathryn Himoff Producer
Eddie Rosenstein Producer

Editors

Kathryn Himoff

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