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The Kansas City Massacre (1975)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  19 September 1975 (USA)
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Gangsters free one of their colleagues being escorted to prison and kill several FBI agents and local police officers in the attempt. FBI agent Melvin Purvis puts together a special squad ... See full summary »

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Gangsters free one of their colleagues being escorted to prison and kill several FBI agents and local police officers in the attempt. FBI agent Melvin Purvis puts together a special squad to track down and capture the men responsible. Written by Anonymous

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Larry Manetti claims to have met the ghost of a waitress, who served the cast, on the night she was murdered while staying in a hotel on location during the filming of this movie. See more »

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Interesting Book to Read about the Story
8 September 2006 | by (Kirkland, Washington) – See all my reviews

I have not seen this production, but I have recently finished a book which details the events surrounding the "massacre", which took place at Kansas City's Union Station railroad depot. The book is called "The Union Station Massacre" by UMKC journalism professor Robert Unger. The book is a fascinating read of how the FBI, which prior to this incident was an unarmed and ineffective detective bureau, transformed into a nation-wide powerhouse of crime fighting. Any history buffs who want to learn more about the events would be well-served by this volume. It isn't generally available in many public libraries, but academic collections will probably have it, and it is usually available by loan.


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