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Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)

R
91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him to write his life story. Lesser learns that ...See moreCarl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him to write his life story. Lesser learns that Panzram's past is much more violent than he thought, but also that he's capable of being a much better person than the rest of the prison staff believes - or so Lesser thinks. Written by Jon Reeves See less
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Thomas E. Gaddis (book "Killer: A Journal of Murder") (as Thomas Gaddis) | James Long (book "Killer: A Journal of Murder") | Tim Metcalfe (screenplay)
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$31,993
Gross (US & Canada)
$82,029
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$82,029
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Sep 6, 1996 (United States)

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39 cast members
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Carl Panzram Carl Panzram   See fewer
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Robert Sean Leonard
Henry Lesser Henry Lesser   See fewer
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Ellen Greene
Elizabeth Wyatt Elizabeth Wyatt   See fewer
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Cara Buono
Esther Lesser Esther Lesser   See fewer
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Robert John Burke
R.G. Greiser R.G. Greiser   See fewer
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Richard Riehle
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Harold Gould
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John Bedford Lloyd
Dr. Karl Menninger Dr. Karl Menninger   See fewer
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Jeffrey DeMunn
Sam Lesser Sam Lesser   See fewer
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Conrad McLaren
Judge John W. Kingman Judge John W. Kingman   See fewer
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Steve Forrest
Warden Charles Casey Warden Charles Casey   See fewer
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Christopher Petrosino
Richard Lesser Richard Lesser   See fewer
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Michael Jeffrey Woods
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Eddie Cairis
Young Carl Panzram Young Carl Panzram   See fewer
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John MacKay
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James Murtaugh
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6.4 / 10 | 2,050 votes