Truman Capote's haunting best-selling novel based upon the brutal slaying of a 1950s Midwestern family is recreated in this compelling and chilling landmark series. So detailed and psychologically penetrating this true story of callous murder has capturedour grim fascination for over 50 years. When a prosperous and respected Kansas farmer, his wife and his two teenage children are brutally slaughtered, Detective Alvin Dewey of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation heads up the case. With no clues, no apparent motives and no suspects this memorable series contains a dark work of excitement as it penetrates the inner workings of the criminal minds involved. Discover the dramatic conclusion of one of America's most haunting stories in this four part mini-series that is drenched in mystery and massacre!
Anthony Edwards, Eric Roberts, Sam Neill. Two ex-cons commit a shocking-and senseless-multiple murder of an entire Midwestern family in November 1959. Truman Capote's classic true-crime novel of the horrific event comes to the small screen in this chilling 4-part mini-series. 1996/color/179 min/NR/fullscreen.