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American Justice: Spree Killer DVD

American Justice: Spree Killer DVD

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  • Format: DVD, Color, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: A&E Television Networks
  • DVD Release Date: 2002
AMERICAN JUSTICE investigates the case of Charles Starkweather, a psychotic killer whose twisted tale was dramatized in the film "Badlands."

In the late fifties, a young Nebraskan named Charles Starkweather, obsessed with James Dean, took the rebellious image of his hero to a psychopathic extreme. Along with his teenage girlfriend, Carol Ann Fugate who claimed that she "just went along for the ride" Starkweather killed 10 innocent people on a terrifying murder spree.

AMERICAN JUSTICE® examines every detail of this famous case, from the investigation and capture to the trial and execution of Starkweather and Fugate's imprisonment. It is a story that yields insight into the nature of violence in America, and is also a textbook case of a spree killer, whose motives are often obscure. In Starkweather's case, he seemed to be after fame, once boasting that his crimes would be remembered. And they were, for his odyssey forms the basis for the 1974 film Badlands, starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek.

Here, many of those involved, including Nebraska State Troopers, police detectives and newsmen who covered the story, offer their opinions on one of the most infamous cases to ever come out of America's Heartland.

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