Mickey and Mallory are victims of traumatized childhoods who become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media. Together, they embark on a record-breaking, exceptionally gory killing spree that captivates the sensation-hungry tabloid media. Their fame is ensured by one newsman, Wayne Gale, who reports on Mickey and Mallory for his show, American Maniacs. Even the duo's eventual capture by the police only increases their notoriety, as Gale develops a plan for a Super Bowl Sunday interview that Mickey and Mallory twist to their own advantage.
Golden Globe Nominee, Best Director - Motion Picture