In Cold Blood (miniseries)

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In Cold Blood
In Cold Blood (miniseries).jpg
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan
Produced by Tom Rowe
Screenplay by Benedict Fitzgerald
Based on In Cold Blood
by Truman Capote
Starring Anthony Edwards
Eric Roberts
Sam Neill
Music by Hummie Mann
Cinematography Peter F. Woeste
Edited by Michael Ornstein
Distributed by Columbia Broadcasting System
Release dates
  • November 24, 1996 (1996-11-24)
Running time
240 minutes
Country United States
Language English

In Cold Blood is a 1996 TV miniseries based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. In two parts, it aired on CBS starting November 24, 1996, and concluding November 26. A DVD of the miniseries was released in 2002.


At the end of the 1950s, in a more innocent America, a brutal, meaningless slaying of a Midwestern family horrifies the nation. While in prison, Dick Hickock, 28, hears a cellmate's story about $10,000 in cash kept in a home safe by a prosperous rancher. When he's paroled, Dick persuades ex-con Perry Smith, 31, to join him in going after the stash.

On a November night in 1959, Dick and Perry break into the Holcomb, Kansas, farm house of Herb Clutter and family. Enraged at finding no safe, they wake the four sleeping Clutters and brutally kill them all. The bodies are found by friends who come by before Sunday church. The murders shock the small Great Plains town, where doors are routinely left unlocked. Detective Alvin Dewey of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation heads the case, but there are no clues, no apparent motive and no suspects.



The film holds a 6.3 rating on[1]

See also[edit]

  • In Cold Blood, the 1967 film adaptation of Capote's book.
  • Capote, a 2005 film about Capote's researching and writing of In Cold Blood.
  • Infamous, a 2006 film covering the same time period in Capote's life.


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