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Encyclopedia > Murder By Numbers
Murder by Numbers
Directed by Barbet Schroeder
Produced by Barbet Schroeder
Written by Tony Gayton
Starring Sandra Bullock,
Ben Chaplin,
Ryan Gosling
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date 19 April 2002 (USA)
Running time 120 min
Language English
Budget ~ US$50,000,000

Murder by Numbers is a 2002 motion picture that tells a story of two teenage killers. Directed by Barbet Schroeder, it is quite loosely based on the Leopold and Loeb case, the Columbine case, and the Dartmouth Murders. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (511x755, 67 KB)Murder by Numbers film poster This image is of a movie poster or title card, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the movie or the studio which produced the movie... Barbet Schroeder (born August 26, 1941 in Teheran to a Swiss diplomat father) is a movie director and producer who started his career in French cinema in the 1960s, working together with directors such as Jean-Luc Godard. ... Barbet Schroeder (born August 26, 1941 in Teheran to a Swiss diplomat father) is a movie director and producer who started his career in French cinema in the 1960s, working together with directors such as Jean-Luc Godard. ... Bullock at Cannes Film Festival, 2002 Sandra Annette Bullock (born July 26, 1964) is an American film actress. ... Ben Chaplin (born Benedict Greenwood on 31st July 1970, London) is an English actor who first came to public attention for his performance as Matthew Malone in the first series of the sitcom Game On. ... Gosling in The Notebook, 2004 Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is a Canadian actor. ... Warner Bros. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... A minute is a unit of time equal to 1/60th of an hour and to 60 seconds. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... A separate article is about the punk band called The Adolescents. ... Look up killer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Barbet Schroeder (born August 26, 1941 in Teheran to a Swiss diplomat father) is a movie director and producer who started his career in French cinema in the 1960s, working together with directors such as Jean-Luc Godard. ... Nathan Leopold (left) and Richard Loeb (center) under arrest Nathan Freudenthal Leopold, Jr. ... Staff and students evacuate Columbine High School shortly after the shooting. ...

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Bullock at Cannes Film Festival, 2002 Sandra Annette Bullock (born July 26, 1964) is an American film actress. ... Ben Chaplin (born Benedict Greenwood on 31st July 1970, London) is an English actor who first came to public attention for his performance as Matthew Malone in the first series of the sitcom Game On. ... Gosling in The Notebook, 2004 Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is a Canadian actor. ... Michael Carmen Pitt (born April 10, 1981) is an American actor. ... Chris Penn as Nice Guy Eddie in Reservoir Dogs Christopher Shannon Penn (October 10, 1965 – January 24, 2006) was an American film actor. ... Tom Verica (born May 13, 1964) is an American actor perhaps best known for his role of Jack Pryor on the NBC drama American Dreams. ... Agnes Bruckner (born August 16, 1985 in Hollywood, California) is an American movie actress. ...

Synopsis

When a dead female body is found in the woods near the river, Cassie Mayweather and Sam Kennedy, homicide detectives, are assigned to the case. Mayweather follows the smallest pieces of evidence to solve the case. She follows two teens, Justin Pendleton and Richard Haywood. Pendleton is a brilliant, but misunderstood teen who develops a secret friendship with the spoiled, rich kid, Haywood. They attempt to commit the perfect murder and try to experience complete freedom. Both of the boys come from broken homes.


The evidence leads to Haywood whose pair of boots could have been worn by the killer at the crime scene. Haywood had reported those same boots stolen earlier that week. Haywood happens to have a strong alibi which makes the detectives work a little harder. Cassie suspects that there is more to Haywood's perfect story.


Cassie digs in her haunted past to find something to help her solve this crime. She breaks away from her partner and the other detectives to work on her own theories, which jeopardizes her job. Even though this case may end up costing her job she stills plans to solve it. She will not let these boys get away with murder.


Haywood and Pendleton have developed a plan that shows their loyalty to one another. They are going to plan the perfect murder. This murder could end in their own death. :)


Based On

On May 21, 1924, fourteen year old Bobby Franks was kidnapped and beaten to death with a chisel wrapped in electrical tape. His body was found dumped in a watery ditch under a railroad bridge. Nathan Leopold (left) and Richard Loeb (center) under arrest Nathan Freudenthal Leopold, Jr. ... Steel woodworking chisel. ...


There were a pair of eyeglasses that were found at the crime scene which led to a nineteen year old boy, Nathan Leopold. When the detectives questioned the boy he explained that he must have dropped them when he was bird watching. His alibi for the time of the murder was his good friend Richard Loeb who was eighteen. The alibi was tight until the detectives questioned Loeb. He told them everything that had happened. Nathan Leopold (left) and Richard Loeb (center) under arrest Nathan Leopold, Jr. ... Nathan Leopold (left) and Richard Loeb (center) under arrest Nathan Leopold, Jr. ...


People wanted to know why these intelligent boys would commit such a heinous act. The answer was simple yet twisted. They had done it out of pure excitement. They wanted to do something exciting and something that would make their twisted fantasies come true. They assumed that they were smarter and they thought that they could outwit the detectives.

Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were young teens who shot twelve students and a teacher at Columbine High School. There were twenty-three people who were wounded also all before Harris and Klebold took their own lives. The Columbine High School massacre occurred on April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School in Jefferson County near Littleton, Colorado, United States. ... Eric David Harris (April 9, 1981 - April 20, 1999) and Dylan Bennet Klebold (September 11, 1981 - April 20, 1999) were the perpetrators of the Columbine High School massacre near Littleton, Colorado on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, murdering 12 classmates and one teacher. ... Eric David Harris (April 9, 1981 - April 20, 1999) and Dylan Bennet Klebold (September 11, 1981 - April 20, 1999) were the perpetrators of the Columbine High School massacre near Littleton, Colorado on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, murdering 12 classmates and one teacher. ... Address 6201 S. Pierce Street City Columbine CDP, Jefferson County, Colorado 80123 Established 1973 Type Public Secondary Superintendent Dr. Cindy Stevenson Principal Dr. Frank D. DeAngelis Grades 9 to 12 District Jefferson County Public Schools Mascot Rebels (American Revolution) Colors Navy Blue and Silver School website Columbine Home Page Columbine...

  • The Dartmouth Murders

Two teenage boys had a plan to rob and kill for over a year. They wanted to raise money to pay for a trip to Australia. They ended up murdering their victims. They claimed that crime was an easier, faster and more exciting way to make money than just a normal job.


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