Lonely Hearts

Lonely Hearts

Director: Todd Robinson Cast: John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Jared Leto

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/31/2007
UPC: 0043396183063
Original Release: 2006
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:48:00

Special Features

Includes a making-of featurette

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Travolta Elmer C. "Buster" Robinson
James Gandolfini Charles Hildebrandt
Jared Leto Raymond "Ray" Fernandez
Salma Hayek Martha Beck
Scott Caan Detective Reilly
Laura Dern Rene Fodie
Alice Krige Janet Long
Jason Gray-Stanford Officer Chetnick
Michael Gaston D.A. Hunt
John Doman Chief MacSwain
Bruce MacVittie Eastman
Michael Rispoli Coroner
Dan Byrd Eddie Robinson
Andrew Wheeler Detective Tooley
Bailee Madison Rainelle Downing
Ellen Travolta Ida
Sam Travolta Foreman
James Martin Roberts Young Black Man
Kristian Truelsen Bank Manager
Christa Campbell Sara Long
Marc Macaulay Warden Broady
Todd Terry Thief
Steven Maye Michigan Cop
Shannon Murphy Parry Forsythe
Nick Loren Detective January
Jonathan Rau Uniformed Cop
Karl Anthony Hotel Clerk
Valerie Grant Mrs Clayman
Matt Huffman Mrs Clayman's Son
Arian Waring Ash Marian Duff
Gerald Owens Postmaster
Petrus Antonius Landlord
Jeff Farley Minister
Lauren Leech Teenage Girl
Allison McKay Mrs Paterson
Jack Swanson Fruit Stand Attendant
Bill Kelley Rene's Father
Heather Dawn MacSwain's Secretary
Margaret Travolta Mineola Female Dispatcher
Rachel Reynolds Female Airplane Passenger
Rachel Specter Janice
Jimmy Leeward Pilot
Caroline Ross Prison Matron
Traci Robinson Prison Matron
Tom Chapman Framer
Allen Walls Featured Dancer
Dagmara Dominczyk Delphine Downing

Technical Credits
Todd Robinson Director,Screenwriter
Randy Babajtis Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen F. Campbell Camera Operator
David S. Campbell Camera Operator
Mychael Danna Score Composer
Boaz Davidson Producer
Vincent De Felice Art Director
Danny Dimbort Executive Producer
Anson Downes Associate Producer
David Eckert Art Director
Randall Emmett Executive Producer
Linda Rae Favila Associate Producer
George Furla Executive Producer
Chris Fyan Camera Operator
Stephanie Girard Set Decoration/Design
James Hawkinson Cinematographer
Manfred Heid Executive Producer
Kathryn Himoff Co-producer,Editor
Phyllis Huffman Casting
Joann Fregalette Jansen Choreography
Ken King Sound/Sound Designer
Gerd Koechlin Executive Producer
Josef Lautenschlager Executive Producer
Avi Lerner Executive Producer
Peter Levy Cinematographer
Al McGuire Sound Mixer
Jonathan Miller Sound/Sound Designer
Ashley Miller Musical Direction/Supervision
Vera Mills Art Director
Tanya Nguyen Makeup
Gretchen Oyster Casting
Krishna Rao Camera Operator
Hadeel Reda Executive Producer
Tracy Robinson Producer
Eddie Rosenstein Producer
Nicholas Scott Set Decoration/Design
Sidney Sherman Co-producer
Trevor Short Executive Producer
Rob Simonsen Score Composer
Laura D. Smith Associate Producer
Jon Gary Steele Production Designer
Tom Taylor Sound/Sound Designer
Andreas Thiesmeyer Executive Producer
John Thompson Executive Producer
Jacqueline West Costumes/Costume Designer
Holly Wiersma Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lonely Hearts
1. Anniversary [2:59]
2. The Oldest Con in the Book [3:33]
3. Partners [4:32]
4. Funeral Job [3:28]
5. Suspicious Suicide [6:05]
6. A Kind of Grieving [3:55]
7. Making It Personal [3:10]
8. A Drive Through the Country [3:57]
9. "He Could Really Cut It Up." [3:53]
10. Cupid's Crossroads [2:44]
11. Welcome Home, Janet [5:24]
12. Kitty Cat [3:57]
13. Responsibility [2:21]
14. Making Plans [4:14]
15. Closing In [3:13]
16. Letters and Bills [2:32]
17. The Trail Goes Cold [4:41]
18. Clam Bake [3:52]
19. Ready for a Change [5:57]
20. Who Do You Love? [3:18]
21. Speeding [3:04]
22. A Brand New Tricycle [3:08]
23. You Must Love Me [3:22]
24. Apprehension [4:00]
25. Where Is Janet Long? [4:30]
26. "Why'd You Do It?" [3:53]
27. So Long [2:30]
28. End Credits [5:06]

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Lonely Hearts 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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LONELY HEARTS tries very hard to evoke the feeling of the 1950s and the troubled police officer whose wife's suicide haunts him until he finds revenge in the investigation of a pair of lonely hearts scam artists. But what happens for the most part is a story that looks, sounds and fells like a 1950s crime movie - 3 parts celluloid transfer, 1 part story. John Travolta and James Gandolfini play buddy homicide detectives who overcome the ennui of their job when they begin to investigate the multiple murders of 'lonely women' who fall prey to snappy con artist men. The pair they are chasing are Ray Fernandez (Jared Leto) and his partner in crime Martha Beck (Salma Hayek), a diabolical couple who find their victims through the personal ads and then fleece then murder them victims in heinous ways. Todd Robinson wrote and directed the film based on his grandfather's experience - Elmer C. Robinson (Travolta) - and it is this bit of personal touch that makes the sluggish story work. The capable supporting cast includes such solid actors as Laura Dern and Scott Cain with fine cameos by Alice Krige and Dagmara Dominczyk, playing victims. Hayek and Leto muster a chemistry on the screen that, while strange in type, allows the viewer to understand the motivation of the crimes. It is a solid cast and a good story: it just seems more derivative of old movies than a film with original thought. Grady Harp
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