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Crime of the Century (1996)

PG-13
TV Movie | 114 min | Crime, Drama

In 1932, the nation was shocked when the 14-month-old son of Charles Lindberg was kidnapped, held for ransom, and murdered. Two years later, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested, convicted, and executed. This film dramatizes the ...See moreIn 1932, the nation was shocked when the 14-month-old son of Charles Lindberg was kidnapped, held for ransom, and murdered. Two years later, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested, convicted, and executed. This film dramatizes the investigation against Hauptmann, the trial, and the execution, painting a picture of a corrupt police force under pressure to finger a killer framing an innocent man by manufacturing evidence, paying-off and blackmailing witnesses, and covering up exculpatory evidence. Written by Steve Derby See less
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Ludovic Kennedy (book "The Airman and the Carpenter") | William Nicholson (teleplay)
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Updated Sep 14, 1996

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Sep 14, 1996 (United States)

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64 cast members
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Stephen Rea
Bruno Richard Hauptmann Bruno Richard Hauptmann   See fewer
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Isabella Rossellini
Anna Hauptmann Anna Hauptmann   See fewer
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J.T. Walsh
Col. Norman Schwarzkopf Col. Norman Schwarzkopf   See fewer
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Michael Moriarty
Governor Harold Hoffman Governor Harold Hoffman   See fewer
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Allen Garfield
Lt. James Finn Lt. James Finn   See fewer
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John Harkins
Edward Reilly Edward Reilly   See fewer
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Barry Primus
Ellis Parker Ellis Parker   See fewer
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David Paymer
David Wilentz David Wilentz   See fewer
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Bert Remsen
Dr. John Condon Dr. John Condon   See fewer
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Don Harvey
Lt. Gus Kramer Lt. Gus Kramer   See fewer
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Gerald S. O'Loughlin
Commissioner ORyan Commissioner ORyan   See fewer
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Stefan Gierasch
Albert Osborn Sr. Albert Osborn Sr.   See fewer
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Jay Acovone
Sgt. Wallace Sgt. Wallace   See fewer
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Vyto Ruginis
Lloyd Fisher Lloyd Fisher   See fewer
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Scott N. Stevens
Col. Charles Lindbergh Col. Charles Lindbergh   See fewer
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Michael Bofshever
Andrew Dutch Andrew Dutch   See fewer
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Burt Brinckerhoff
Warden Mark Kimberling Warden Mark Kimberling   See fewer
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Mickey Knox
Judge Trenchard Judge Trenchard   See fewer
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Clayton Landey
Marty Messel Marty Messel   See fewer
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E.J. Callahan
Jury Foreman Jury Foreman   See fewer
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Edita Brychta
Gerta Henkel Gerta Henkel   See fewer
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Kirk B.R. Woller
Carl Henkel Carl Henkel   See fewer
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Erick Weiss
Hans Kioppenburg Hans Kioppenburg   See fewer
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Seraina Jaqueline
Louise Wollenberg (as Seraina Jaecklin) Louise Wollenberg (as Seraina Jaecklin)   See fewer
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Guido Foehrweisser
Otto Wollenberg (as Guido Föhrweißer) Otto Wollenberg (as Guido Föhrweißer)   See fewer
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Brad Greenquist
Isidor Fisch Isidor Fisch   See fewer
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Jeffrey Alan Chandler
Millard Whited (as Jefrey Alan Chandler) Millard Whited (as Jefrey Alan Chandler)   See fewer
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David St. James
Albert Osborn Jr. Albert Osborn Jr.   See fewer
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Heinrich James
German-speaking Pastor German-speaking Pastor   See fewer
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Bill Bolender
English-speaking Pastor English-speaking Pastor   See fewer
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Jessica Oleskiewicz
Manfred Hauptmann Manfred Hauptmann   See fewer
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Danielle Oleskiewicz
Manfred Hauptmann Manfred Hauptmann   See fewer
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Sarah Lopinski
Manfred Hauptmann Manfred Hauptmann   See fewer
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Anna Lopinski
Manfred Hauptmann Manfred Hauptmann   See fewer
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Katie Lopinski
Manfred Hauptmann Manfred Hauptmann   See fewer
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Brady McGuires
Manfred Hauptmann Manfred Hauptmann   See fewer
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Sean McGuires
Manfred Hauptmann Manfred Hauptmann   See fewer
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Annette Helde
Mrs. Bading Mrs. Bading   See fewer
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Fred Parnes
Gas Station Attendant Gas Station Attendant   See fewer
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Samuel Small Samuel Small   See fewer
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Robert B. Nello
Policeman #1 (as Robert Benedict) Policeman #1 (as Robert Benedict)   See fewer
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Joe Basile
Guard #1 Guard #1   See fewer
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Charles Tharpe
Anna Hauptmann's Guard Anna Hauptmann's Guard   See fewer
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Howard DuVall
Hauptmann's Guard Hauptmann's Guard   See fewer
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Renna Bartlett
Warden's wife (as Renna Bogdanovich) Warden's wife (as Renna Bogdanovich)   See fewer
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Vito D'Ambrosio
Guard #2 Guard #2   See fewer
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Thomas Mills
Guard #3 Guard #3   See fewer
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Robert Clotworthy
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Gary Gershaw
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Doug Kruse
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Jon Manfrellotti
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Steve March
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John Ruskin
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Douglas Bennett
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Nanci Christopher
Woman shouting in crowd Woman shouting in crowd   See fewer
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Jocelyn Jones
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Jack Kerrigan
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Melanie MacQueen
Shouting Crowd Shouting Crowd   See fewer
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Andre Alexsen
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7.2 / 10 | 747 votes