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LONELY HEARTS


Year: 2006
USA: ClickStar
UK DVD: Entertainment In Video
Cast: John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Jared Leto, Salma Hayek, Scott Caan, Laura Dern, Michael Gaston, Bruce MacVittie, Dan Byrd, Andrew Wheeler, Alice Krige, Dagmara Dominczyk, John Doman, Bailee Madison, Ellen Travolta, Jason Gray-Stanford, Sam Travolta, James Martin Roberts, Kristian Truelsen, Christa Campbell, Marc Macaulay, Todd Terry, Steve Maye, Shannon Murphy, Michael Rispoli, Nick Loren, Jonathan Rau, Karl Anthony, Valerie Grant, Matt Huffma, Arian Ash, Gerald Owens, Petrus Antonius, Jeff Farley, Lauren Leech, Allison McKay, Jack Swanson, Bill Kelley, Heather Dawn, Margaret Travolta
Director: Todd Robinson
Countries: USA / Germany
USA: 108 mins
UK: 108 mins
USA Rated: R for strong violence and sexual content, nudity and language
UK Certificate: 15
USA Release Date: 13 April 2007 (Limited Release)
UK DVD Release Date: 29 October 2007


Synopsis

Martha Beck (Salma Hayek) and Raymond Fernandez (Jared Leto) were America's notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers" who caused a furore in the late 1940s. Their lethal scam was simple; they would swindle and then viciously murder lovelorn war widows who would answer their personal ads in which Ray would describe himself as a sexy Latin Lover. Martha was a potential victim, but when they met, it was love at first sight.

With Martha posing as Ray's sister, they duped elderly spinsters and widows of their savings and then viciously murdered them in a bloodbath of sexual frenzy. When they were arrested, Martha and Ray confessed to 12 killings, although it is believed the actual number is closer to 20. On August 22, 1949, the homicidal lovers were sentenced to death. After numerous appeals they were electrocuted on March 8, 1951 in prison.










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