Killer: A Journal of Murder


1h 30m 1996

Brief Synopsis

"Killer: A Journal of Murder" chronicles the remarkable relationship that develops between two men in the 1920s--Carl Panzram, an intelligent yet ruthlessly vicious Leavenworth prison inmate who is one of America's first serial murderers, and Henry Lesser, the sympathetic guard who encourages Panzra

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
LEGACY/LEGACY RELEASING; Republic Pictures Productions
Location
Rhode Island, USA; New London, Connecticut, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

"Killer: A Journal of Murder" chronicles the remarkable relationship that develops between two men in the 1920s--Carl Panzram, an intelligent yet ruthlessly vicious Leavenworth prison inmate who is one of America's first serial murderers, and Henry Lesser, the sympathetic guard who encourages Panzram to write about his life experiences. Based on a true story, the men's struggle to understand each other results in a written, and now cinematic, legacy: a raw, unedited exploration into the psyche of a "killer."

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
LEGACY/LEGACY RELEASING; Republic Pictures Productions
Location
Rhode Island, USA; New London, Connecticut, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner, shared with Jeffrey Woods for his performance in "Shine" (Australia/1996), of the 1996 Golden Satellite Award for Best Actor (James Woods) from the International Press Academy.

Limited Release in United States August 30, 1996

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States January 1996

Released in United States October 1996

Released in United States on Video January 21, 1997

Released in United States September 1996

Released in United States Summer August 30, 1996

James Woods awarded best actor at the 1996 Sitges International Festival of Fantasy & Horror Film.

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.

Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 5-12, 1996.

Shown at Sitges International Festival of Fantasy & Horror Film in Spain October 4-10, 1996.

Feature film directorial debut for Tim Metcalfe.

Began shooting October 10, 1994.

Completed shooting early November 1994.

Released in United States 1996 (James Woods awarded best actor at the 1996 Sitges International Festival of Fantasy & Horror Film.)

Released in United States January 1996 (Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 5-12, 1996.)

Released in United States on Video January 21, 1997

Limited Release in United States August 30, 1996

Released in United States Summer August 30, 1996

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Sitges International Festival of Fantasy & Horror Film in Spain October 4-10, 1996.)