Crime of the Century (1996 film)
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Crime of the Century is a 1996 HBO television film directed by Mark Rydell. It presents a dramatization of the Lindbergh kidnapping of 1932. The film stars Stephen Rea as Bruno Hauptmann and Isabella Rossellini as his wife Anna.
|Crime of the Century|
|Based on||The Airman and the Carpenter by Ludovic Kennedy|
|Screenplay by||William Nicholson|
|Directed by||Mark Rydell|
J. T. Walsh
Scott N. Stevens
|Theme music composer||John Frizzell|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Barbara Broccoli|
|Running time||114 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Astoria Productions, Ltd. |
|Original release||September 14, 1996|
The film presents the Lindbergh kidnapping with the idea that Bruno Hauptman was not guilty.
- Stephen Rea as Bruno Hauptman
- Isabella Rossellini as Anna Hauptman
- J.T. Walsh as Col. Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr.
- Michael Moriarty as New Jersey Governor Harold Hoffman
- Allen Garfield as Lt. James Finn
- John Harkins as Edward Reilly
- Barry Primus as Ellis Parker
- David Paymer as David Wilentz
- Bert Remsen as Dr. John Condon
- Scott N. Stevens as Col. Charles Lindbergh
The film earned five Golden Globe nominations in the "Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for TV" categories. The film was nominated for the Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries or a Special, Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Special, Outstanding Editing for a Miniseries or a Special - Single Camera Production and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or a Special at the 49th Primetime Emmy Awards.