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Infamous (2006)

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While researching his novel "In Cold Blood", Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

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Douglas McGrath

Writers:

Douglas McGrath (screenplay), George Plimpton (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sigourney Weaver ... Babe Paley
Toby Jones ... Truman Capote
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Kitty Dean
Sandra Bullock ... Nelle Harper Lee
Isabella Rossellini ... Marella Agnelli
Peter Bogdanovich ... Bennett Cerf
Rey Arteaga Rey Arteaga ... El Morocco Band
Jeff Daniels ... Alvin Dewey
Daniel Craig ... Perry Smith
Justin Sherburn Justin Sherburn ... El Morocco Band
Andrew Halbreich Andrew Halbreich ... El Morocco Band
Juliet Stevenson ... Diana Vreeland
Michael Panes ... Gore Vidal
Hope Davis ... Slim Keith
Frank G. Curcio ... William Shawn (as Frank Curcio)
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Storyline

On November 16, 1959, Truman Capote reads about the murder of a the Clutter family. There's no suspects. With Harper Lee, he visits the town: he wants to write about their response. First he must get locals to talk, then, he must gain access to the prisoners. One talks constantly; the other, Perry Smith, says little. Capote's implacable, believing this book will establish a new form of reportage: he must figure out what Perry wants. Their relationship becomes something more than writer and character: Perry killed in cold blood, the state will execute him in cold blood; does Capote get his story through cold calculation, or is there a price for him to pay? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Every Word Is True See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$452,966, 15 October 2006

Gross USA:

$1,151,330

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,613,717
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Babe Paley", the wife of pioneer CBS executive Bill Paley, is portrayed in the film by Sigourney Weaver, the daughter of pioneer NBC executive Sylvester "Pat" Weaver. See more »

Goofs

The two guards at the execution are wearing hats that display the insignia not of corrections officials, but of U.S. Army officers. See more »

Quotes

Perry Smith: What is punishment? Being in jail isn't punishment, if you didn't like it on the outside. And neither is death, if it was painful to live.
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Teacher's Pet
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Performed by Doris Day
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INFAMOUS outshines Capote
30 September 2006 | by alex_rhatiganSee all my reviews

Infamous is by far the better movie about Truman Capote. I saw this film in Venice where the audience gave it a 15 minute standing ovation. There is a lot that is brilliant about this film. The cast is perfect. This film shows us more characters than the previous movie and each is played beautifully by a highly competent actor. INFAMOUS is one of the most effective and unique films I have seen in a long time. It treats its' subject with humor but also with emotional depth. I was moved by Truman's journey. His relationship with Perry Smith is complex and heartbreaking. Daniel Craig rides a thin line between sympathetic and dangerous. He is a truly gifted artist. Doug McGrath's film-making is brave and true to itself in every way. Toby Jones is the perfect Truman. I was unfamiliar with him as an actor and totally surprised by his amazing, seamless performance. I'm telling you, Toby Jones is Oscar material.


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