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Title:
Lonely hearts
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2007.
ISBN:
9781424849680
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: R; for strong violence and sexual content, nudity and language.
Language:
English
Language Note:
English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
General Note:
Orginally produced as a motion picture in 2006.

Special features: Making-of featurette.
Abstract:
Based on a true story. In the late 1940's, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez became known as the notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers". They would swindle and then viciously murder war widows who would answer their personal ads. Ray would describe himself as a sexy Latin Lover. Martha was Ray's initial mark. But when they met, it was love at first sight. With Martha posing as Ray's sister, they bilked 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. At their sensational trial, Martha and Ray appeared as though they could not get enough of each other. Their plea of not guilty by reason of insanity was rejected, and on August 22, 1949, the homicidal lovers were sentenced to death. After numerous appeals, they were electrocuted on March 8, 1951, side-by-side in Sing Sing prison.
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Summary

Summary

Todd Robinson's Lonely Hearts features John Travolta and James Gandolfini as Elmer C. Robinson and Charles Hildebrandt, a pair of homicide detectives who are on the trail of lovers on a crime spree. The evil duo of Ray Fernandez (Jared Leto) and Martha Beck (Salma Hayek) take advantage of elderly widows, stealing as much money as they can after gaining the victim's confidence, and then murdering their mark. Robinson becomes drawn into the case too deeply in order to help him confront his feelings, as his wife has recently killed herself. The story is based on the real life "Lonely Hearts" killers of the late '40s, the infamous couple whom the director's grandfather played a large part in bringing to justice. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi