Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Alexandre Moors|
|Produced by||Isen Robbins
|Screenplay by||R.F.I. Porto|
|Story by||Alexandre Moors
Joey Lauren Adams
Tim Blake Nelson
|Music by||Colin Stetson
|Edited by||Gordon Grinberg
Stephen Tedeschi Production
Intrinsic Value Films
|Distributed by||Sundance Selects|
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.
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.
- Isaiah Washington as John
- Tequan Richmond as Lee
- Joey Lauren Adams as Jamie
- Tim Blake Nelson as Ray
- Leo Fitzpatrick as Arms Dealer
- Cassandra Freeman as Angela
- Abner Expósito-Seary as John's little boy
Distribution and release
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." The film also has a score of 76 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 25 critics indicating "generally favourable reviews."
In October 2013, it was announced 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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