Blue Caprice

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Blue Caprice
Poster Art for the 2013 Feature Film "Blue Caprice"
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Alexandre Moors
Produced by Isen Robbins
Aimee Schoof
Ron Simons
Stephen Tedeschi
Brian O'Connell
Kim Jackson
Will Rowbotham
Screenplay by R.F.I. Porto
Story by Alexandre Moors
R.F.I. Porto
Starring Isaiah Washington
Tequan Richmond
Joey Lauren Adams
Tim Blake Nelson
Leo Fitzpatrick
Cassandra Freeman
Music by Colin Stetson
Sarah Neufeld
Cinematography Brian O'Carroll
Edited by Gordon Grinberg
Alexandre Moors
SimonSays Entertainment
Stephen Tedeschi Production
Aiko Films
Intrinsic Value Films
Distributed by Sundance Selects
Release dates
  • January 19, 2013 (2013-01-19) (Sundance)
  • September 13, 2013 (2013-09-13) (United States)
Country United States
Language English
Box office $93,995[1]

Blue Caprice is a 2013 American independent drama film directed by Alexandre Moors. It recounts the story of an abandoned boy who is lured to America and drawn into the shadow of a dangerous father figure in this film inspired by the real life events that led to the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks. The film stars Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond, Joey Lauren Adams, Tim Blake Nelson and Leo Fitzpatrick.[2]

Blue Caprice debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film was released in theaters on Sept 13, 2013.[3]

The film is titled "The Washington Snipers" in some regions.


John Muhammad and Lee Malvo conduct a siege of terror on the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Their method: a series of random shootings in public places. Their weapon: a rifle fired from the trunk of a blue Chevrolet Caprice. The film investigates the genesis of those horrific events from the point of view of the two shooters, whose distorted father-son relationship facilitated their long and bloody journey across America.[4]


Distribution and release[edit]

After premiering at Sundance, IFC's Sundance Selects acquired domestic distribution rights.[5]


Critical response[edit]

Blue Caprice received generally positive from critics. The film has a "certified fresh" score of 83% on Rotten tomatoes based on 77 reviews with an average score of 7.3 out of 10. The critical consensus states "Smart, sobering, and quietly chilling, Blue Caprice uses its horrible true-life story -- and some solid performances -- to underscore the dreadful banality of evil."[6] The film also has a score of 76 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 25 critics indicating "generally favourable reviews."[7]

Box office[edit]

The film was given a Limited release in North America in 36 theaters and grossed $93,995 in its entire run.[8]

Graphic novel[edit]

In October 2013, it was announced[9] that publisher Red Giant Entertainment will produce a graphic novel based on the film as part of their series Public Enemies. The film's screenwriter, R.F.I. Porto, is set to script the graphic novel.


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