Murder in the Heartland

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Murder in the Heartland is a television miniseries that aired on ABC in 1993. It was based on the 1957–58 murder spree carried out by 19-year-old Charles Starkweather throughout Nebraska and Wyoming. The first half of the miniseries covers the murders. read more

Murder in the Heartland is a television miniseries that aired on ABC in 1993. It was based on the 1957–58 murder spree carried out by 19-year-old Charles Starkweather throughout Nebraska and Wyoming. The first half of the miniseries covers the murders. The second half covers the trials of Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate, his 14-year-old girlfriend accomplice. Their increasingly disparate versions of events are contrasted as the trials unfold.

Original Release

05/03/1993 on ABC

Cast

Tim Roth Charles Starkweather
Brian Dennehy John McArthur
Fairuza Balk Caril Ann Fugate
Randy Quaid Elmer Scheele
Roberts Blossom Gus Meyer
Tom Bower Marion Bartlett
Don Bloomfield Bobby Colvert
Heather Kafka Carol King
Milo O'Shea Clem Gaughan
Bob Gunton Governor Anderson
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Directors

Robert Markowitz

Writers

Michael O'Hara, Michael O'Hara

Cast

Tim Roth Charles Starkweather
Brian Dennehy John McArthur
Fairuza Balk Caril Ann Fugate
Randy Quaid Elmer Scheele
Roberts Blossom Gus Meyer
Tom Bower Marion Bartlett
Don Bloomfield Bobby Colvert
Heather Kafka Carol King
Milo O'Shea Clem Gaughan
Bob Gunton Governor Anderson
Jeff Perry Earl Heflin
Gerry Bamman Judge Brooks
John S. Davies Merle Karnopp
Ryan Cutrona C. Lauer Ward
John Hussey Mr. Jensen
Angie Bolling Clara Ward
Kate Reid Pansy Street
Connie Cooper Hazel Heflin
Jennifer Griffin Velda Bartlett
Rondi Reed Jonette Fox

Producers

Editors

Scott Vickrey, David Beatty

1993 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement in Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1993 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
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