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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.

In Cold Blood
In Cold Blood (miniseries).jpg
Directed byJonathan Kaplan
Produced byTom Rowe
Screenplay byBenedict Fitzgerald
Based onIn Cold Blood
by Truman Capote
StarringAnthony Edwards
Eric Roberts
Sam Neill
Music byHummie Mann
CinematographyPeter F. Woeste
Edited byMichael Ornstein
Distributed byColumbia Broadcasting System
Release date
  • November¬†24,¬†1996¬†(1996-11-24)
Running time
240 minutes
CountryUnited States



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 farmer. 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 Herbert 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 alsoEdit

  • 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.


  1. ^ "In Cold Blood", Internet Movie Database. Accessed July 27, 2017.

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