Lonely Hearts (2006 film)
|Directed by||Todd Robinson|
|Produced by||Holly Wiersma|
|Written by||Todd Robinson|
|Music by||Mychael Danna|
|Cinematography||Mark Kohl, Peter Levy|
|Edited by||Kathryn Himoff|
|Distributed by||Roadside Attractions
Samuel Goldwyn Films Millennium Films
|Running time||108 minutes|
|Budget||(est.) 18 million|
|Box office||$2.5 million|
Lonely Hearts is a 2006 American film directed and written by Todd Robinson.
It is a neo-noir based on the true story of the notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers" spree killing of the 1940s, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez.
The film is also notable for being actress Bailee Madison's film debut.
Upon meeting Martha Beck (Salma Hayek), he and Beck decide to join forces.
The two begin traveling the country, eventually murdering at least 12 women who responded to their ads.
- John Travolta as Elmer C. Robinson
- James Gandolfini as Detective Charles Hildebrandt
- Jared Leto as Raymond Martinez Fernandez
- Salma Hayek as Martha Jule Beck
- Dagmara Domińczyk as Delphine Downing
- Bailee Madison as Rainelle Downing
- Laura Dern as Rene
- Scott Caan as Detective Reilly
Development and production
Filming began on March 21, 2005, with the majority of shooting taking place on location in and around historic venues in Jacksonville, Florida.
Portions were filmed in the historic Springfield district north of Downtown.
The scene of the bungalow court was filmed at "Dancey Terrace" (Redell Street) which was at the time vacant but is now being restored.
Several scenes were shot in the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington.
Shots of the famous fireplace and Peacock Lounge can be seen in the background.
The film crew consisted of 218 local technicians, actors, and actresses, and 833 extras who generated a $3.28 million influx to the region.
Lonely Hearts premiered in the U.S. at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 30, 2006.
Following this the film had a screening at the Jacksonville Film Festival on May 18, 2006.
The film was given a staggered release internationally throughout the final quarter of 2006 and into 2007.
Lonely Hearts was scheduled to be given a limited release by Roadside Attractions in the U.S. on April 13, 2007.
It was available to watch on Clickstar on-demand shortly after its domestic release.
Critical reaction was mixed, and the film currently has a 47% rating on Rotten Tomatoes from 43 reviews.
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