English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Unknown Format)






Sony Pictures

Release Date


DVD Release

March 21, 2006







Bennett Miller


In 1959, Truman Capote, a popular writer for The New Yorker, learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Halcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story material, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to the town to research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, In Cold Blood. To that end, he arranges extensive interviews with the prisoners, especially with Perry Smith, a quiet and articulate man with a troubled history. As he works on his book, Capote feels some compassion for Perry which in part prompts him to help the prisoners to some degree. However, that feeling deeply conflicts with his need for closure for his book which only an execution can provide. That conflict and the mixed motives for both interviewer and subject make for a troubling experience that would produce an literary account that would redefine modern non-fiction.

Edition Details Cast
  • Available Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese, Thai
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Unknown Format)
  • Commentary by director Bennett Miller and actor Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Commentary by director Bennett Miller and cinematographer Adam Kimmel
  • Unanswered Prayers - a documentary on Truman Capote
  • 2 behind the scenes documentaries
  • Philip Seymour HoffmanTruman Capote
    Bruce GreenwoodJack Dunphy
    Amy RyanMarie Dewey
    Mark PellegrinoRichard Hickock
    Catherine KeenerHarper Lee
    Chris CooperAlvin Dewey
    Allie MickelsonLaura Kinney
    Araby LockhartDorothy Sanderson
    R.D. ReidRoy Church
    Harry NelkenSheriff Walter Sanderson
    John MaclarenJudge Roland Tate
    Kwesi AmeyawPorter #1
    John B. DestryPete Holt
    Adam KimmelRichard Avedon
    Craig ArchibaldChristopher Isherwood
    Ainsley BalcewichGirl #2
    Jonathan BarrettJournalist #2
    Michael J. BurgTennessee Williams
    Nazariy DemkowiczPaul Dewey
    Mia FairclothGirl #1
    Michal GrajewskiYoung Assistant
    Ernesto GriffithPorter #2
    James JanssensMan in Courtroom
    Tiffany KnightGloria Guiness
    Philip LockwoodKenyon Clutter
    Don MalboeufRow Guard #3
    Bess MeyerLinda Murchak
    Wayne NicklasRow Guard #1
    Christopher ReadJournalist #3
    Miriam SmithBonnie Clutter
    Marina StephensonOperator
    Avery TipladyAlvin Dewey Jr.
    Will WoytowichCruiser
    Brad BadiukCast extra
    Cory CassidyCourt Marshall
    Edgar GovernoNew York Literatus
    Roy MacEachernKansas citizen
    Clifton Collins Jr.Perry Smith
    Bob BalabanWilliam Shawn
    Marshall BellWarden Marshall Krutch
    Robert HuculakNew York Reporter
    Rob McLaughlinHarold Nye
    Kerr HewittDanny Burke
    Jeremy DangerfieldJury Foreman
    Jim ShepardChaplain
    C. Ernst HarthLowell Lee Andrews
    Olie AltoFranklin Weeks
    Norman ArmourLiterary Enthusiast
    Anne BaragarLaura Kinney's Mother
    Chad BruceJacks' Party Guest
    Bronwen ColemanBarbara
    James DurhamYoung Prison Guard
    Frank FilbertND Prison Guard
    Jerome GreencornJournalist #4
    Michelle HarrisonBabe Paley
    Boyd JohnsonND Prison Guard
    Ken KrotowichCourthouse Guard
    Jason LoveRow Guard #2
    Manfred MaretzkiHerbert Clutter
    Jason MitchellKenyon Clutter
    David RakoffBen Baron
    Kate ShindleRose
    Kelci StephensonNancy Clutter
    Edward SuttonOld Man
    John WarkentinWarren Hotel Desk Clerk
    Jon Ted WynneJournalist #1
    Danielle CarriereCast Extra
    David FerrallParty date
    Craig HarrisonJournalist/Court reporter
    Bob WashingtonExtra