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Ruby and Oswald (1978)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, History  |  8 February 1978 (USA)
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A docudrama about the events surrounding the assassination of the 35th United States President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, in 1963, based on eyewitness and other testimonies.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Frizzell ...
Sandy McPeak ...
District Attorney Wade
Lanna Saunders ...
Sandy Ward ...
Chief Curry
James Brodhead ...
Judge Johnston (as James E. Brodhead)
George Paulsen
Little Lynn
Clyde Gaydosh
Erik Kilpatrick ...
Andy Armstrong
Walter Mathews ...
Ike Pappas


A docudrama about the events surrounding the assassination of the 35th United States President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, in 1963, based on eyewitness and other testimonies.

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8 February 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Four Days in Dallas  »

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In a aerial establishing shot of Dallas for the week before the assassination in 1963, JFK's cenotaph memorial (built in 1968) can clearly be seen. See more »

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Most accurate portrayal of the JFK assassination
25 July 2004 | by (Reynoldsburg, OH) – See all my reviews

This movie is a straightforward docudrama on the events surrounding JFK's assassination during the weekend of November 22, 1963. As the movie states at the very beginning, it is based upon the witness testimony given to the Warren Commission. If you want to see the truth of what actually transpired during that weekend then this movie is worth watching. There are many well-researched conspiracy theories that have been put forth during the last four decades concerning JFK's assassination. Yet not one of them has ever disproved the majority of the assassination witnesses' original testimony given to the Warren Commission or the physical evidence that pointed to Oswald as the assassin. Frederic Forrest gives an excellent portrayal of Lee Harvey Oswald as does Michael Lerner of Jack Ruby. I think the movie might have been more effective if it had been filmed in black & white since so many people watched those events on a black & white television.

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