is a 2006 American film directed and written by Todd Robinson. It is based on the true story of the notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers
" of the 1940s, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez
. The story of Beck and Fernandez was also the subject of the 1970 film The Honeymoon Killers
, directed by Leonard Kastle
and the 1996 film Deep Crimson
, directed by Arturo Ripstein
Raymond Fernandez (Jared Leto
) is a con man
who meets single, rich women through personal ads
. Upon meeting Martha Beck (Salma Hayek
), the two decide to join forces and begin travelling the country, eventually murdering at least 12 women who responded to their ads. Detective Robinson (John Travolta
) and Detective Hildebrandt (James Gandolfini
) are the homicide detectives who try to bring the couple to justice.
Director Todd Robinson is the grandson of Elmer C. Robinson, the character played by Travolta.
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 Riverside
district west of Downtown, while additional shooting occurred in nearby......