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Author: Todd RobinsonHolly WiersmaBoaz DavidsonJohn TravoltaJames GandolfiniAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2007. ©2007
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on a true story. In the late 1940's, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez became known as the notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers". They would swindle and then viciously murder war widows who would answer their personal ads. Ray would describe himself as a sexy Latin Lover. Martha was Ray's initial mark. But when they met, it was love at first sight. With Martha posing as Ray's sister, they bilked elderly spinsters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Feature films
Suspense films
Detective and mystery films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Thriller
Crime
Police
Drama
Named Person: Martha Jule Seabrook Beck; Raymond Martinez Fernandez; Martha Jule Seabrook Beck; Raymond Martinez Fernandez; Martha Jule Seabrook Beck; Raymond Martinez Fernandez
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Robinson; Holly Wiersma; Boaz Davidson; John Travolta; James Gandolfini; Jared Leto; Salma Hayek; Scott Caan; Alice Krige; Laura Dern; Millennium Films.; Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG III.; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1424849683 9781424849680
OCLC Number: 123981502
Language Note: English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: Making-of featurette.
Credits: Director of photography, Peter Levy ; edited by, Kathryn Himoff ; music by, Mychael Danna ; costume designer, Jacqueline West ; production designer, Jon Gary Steele.
Cast: John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Jared Leto, Salma Hayek, Scott Caan, Alice Krige, Laura Dern.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for strong violence and sexual content, nudity and language.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Responsibility: Millennium Films presents an Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG III production ; a film by Todd Robinson ; produced by Holly Wiersma, Boaz Davidson ; written and directed by Todd Robinson.

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Based on a true story. In the late 1940's, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez became known as the notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers". They would swindle and then viciously murder war widows who would answer their personal ads. Ray would describe himself as a sexy Latin Lover. Martha was Ray's initial mark. But when they met, it was love at first sight. With Martha posing as Ray's sister, they bilked elderly spinsters and widows of their savings and then viciously murdered them in a bloodbath of sexual frenzy. When they were arrested, Martha and Ray confessed to 12 killings, although it is believed the actual number is closer to 20. At their sensational trial, Martha and Ray appeared as though they could not get enough of each other. Their plea of not guilty by reason of insanity was rejected, and on August 22, 1949, the homicidal lovers were sentenced to death. After numerous appeals, they were electrocuted on March 8, 1951, side-by-side in Sing Sing prison.

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