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Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.

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James Farrington
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Robert Foster
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Harold Ferguson
Gilbert Green ...
Paulitz
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Halliday
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Tim
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Walter Brooke ...
Smythe
John Brascia ...
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Gunman - Team A
Sidney Clute ...
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Deanna Darrin ...
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A dramatization about how the high level covert conspirators in the JFK assassination might have planned and plotted the assassination based on the data and facts of the case. It posits that a covert group of rogue intelligence agents, ultra-conservative politicians, unscrupulously greedy business interests, and free-lance assassins become increasingly alarmed at President Kennedy's policies, including his views on race relations, winding down the Vietnam War, and ending the oil depletion allowance. They decide to terminate him through an "executive action" utilizing three teams of well-trained snipers during JFK's visit to Dallas and place the blame on supposed CIA operative Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone assassin. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Assassination conspiracy? The possibility is frightening. See more »


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7 November 1973 (USA)  »

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Unternehmen Staatsgewalt  »

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Trivia

Once the film was pulled from release in December 1973, it didn't show up again until the late 80s when it finally started surfacing on TV. See more »

Goofs

At 20 minutes, Burt Lancaster goes into a Mexican Restaurant and the sound of a door closing is clearly heard, but the door is still open a couple of inches. See more »

Quotes

James Farrington: Tell me, sir, to what do you acribe your great good health?
Ferguson: Hard liquor and soft women.
[they laugh]
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did it really happen this way?
5 July 2002 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie was made almost twenty years before Oliver Stone's JFK so of course people are going to say that it is trite, inferior and dated. I really enjoyed it though because it is a good thriller. Was the Kennedy assassination planned by a group of disgruntled rich guys who didn't want him to obtain cival rights and pull out of Vietnam? Burt Lancaster and Robert Ryan are both superb as the big bosses. They honestly believe they are doing the country a favor by killing Kennedy. They believe they are being true patriots. Its really suspenseful watching the plot unfold and come together. The liberal use of newsreel footage adds to the realism and the scenes leading up to the assassination are particularly good and suspenseful. You can feel your pulse raising as the president rides to his doom. Sadly, Ryan died shortly after this film came out. Also, its fun seeing Will Geer, the lovable Grandfather Walton, in a slightly sinister role.


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