Killer: A Journal of Murder
Killer: A Journal of Murder (1996)

With unnerving realism, this fact-based prison drama tells the story of an idealistic young guard who attempts to reach out and somehow help a death-row inmate, a vicious serial killer, considered by some historians as America's first,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 6, 1996
DVD Release Date: August 19, 1997
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Metcalfe's casting of James Woods as the killer is a good choice, and Woods gives a powerful, searing performance. He does not compromise Panzram, or soften him. But the movie does, by withholding information.

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