Killer: A Journal of Murder

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Killer: A Journal of Murder ★★ 1995 (R)

Young, idealistic Jewish guard Henry Lesser (Leonard) befriends prisoner Carl Panzram (Woods) and encourages the man to write his life story. Then he must deal with the consequences of discovering the brutality behind Panzram's murderous crimes. The leads do fine but there's nothing new here. Inspired by true events and set in the 1920s. 91m/C VHS, DVD . James Woods, Robert Sean Leonard, Ellen Greene, Cara Buono, Robert John Burke, Steve Forrest, John Bedford Lloyd, Harold Gould; D: Tim Metcalfe; W: Tim Metcalfe; C: Ken Kelsch; M: Graeme Revell.