Based on Truman Capote's 1966 best-seller, the film follows Perry Smith (Blake) and Dick Hickock (Wilson), two parolees who plan to steal $10,000 from a safe in the rural Kansas home of wealthy Herb Clutter. Only there was no safe – just $43 cash. Still, determined to “leave no witnesses,” Smith and Hickock methodically hog-tie Mr. and Mr. Clutter and their two children. Off-screen, Smith slashes Mr. Clutter's throat then shotguns the other three, murders which the film stresses neither could have committed alone.
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The fugitives flee to Mexico cashing bad checks all the way, confident that they left no clues but disagreeing on which new get-rich scheme to follow. When they return to Las Vegas, they are caught and confess. John Forsythe plays the detective who uses pre-DNA blood and footprint evidences to link Hickock to the crime scene.
The review of this Movie prepared by Angry Jim Magin