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|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|
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.
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.
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