In this undated publicity photo released by Sony Pictures Classics, Philip Seymour Hoffman portrays writer Truman Capote in a scene from the film, "Capote." (AP Photo/Attila Doroy, Sony Pictures Classics)
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The New York bon vivant and writer of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" leaves New York for Kansas to charm the locals and research a story about the murders of a local family. In the process, he finds himself drawn into shattering relationships with those involved in the case, including one of the murderers.

Stars:color> Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins Jr., Chris Cooper, Bruce Greenwood, Bob Balaban

Studio:color> Sony Pictures Classics

U.S. release date:color> Sept. 30, 2005

Director:color> Bennett Miller

Runtime:color> 98 minutes

MPAA Rating:color> R