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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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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One Conspiracy Leads To Another See more »

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8 February 1978 (USA)  »

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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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Film Gives Excellent Grounding In the Known Facts Which Disprove Conspiracy Theories
28 June 2012 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

With all the nonsense today involving the endless "conspiracy theories" regarding the Kennedy Assassination, it is good that there is a "bare-bones" production like this one for people to get a good grounding in the facts of the case, because the facts clearly show that Oswald was the lone gunman and that Ruby could not have possibly gone out that Sunday morning to kill Oswald. Just four minutes before Ruby entered the history books by killing Oswald, he was leisurely standing in line at the Western Union office and his beloved dog was waiting for him to return in his car. The one big question that others have raised here which is not clarified by this film is Ruby's motive in killing Oswald. Ruby is shown to be very distraught over Kennedy's killing, but Ruby was not known to be such a sentimental person. He did express fear that the Jewish community would be blamed somehow because of the "Weissman advertisement" but his sister Eva pointed out to him that no one was blaming the Jews. Many people who knew Ruby felt that he thought he would be considered a big hero for "plugging" Oswald and that he wouldn't be arrested and then would appear on the Ed Sullivan Show the next Sunday. In the end, the film has him telling the police that he didn't know why he did it. That may be the closest thing to the truth.

Another interesting part of the film was seeing Oswald's interrogation. Capt Fritz starts out quite calmly in his questioning the suspect, but by Sunday morning, he seems to be losing patience with Oswalds stonewalling and refusal to clarify the Oswald-A J Hidell identity confution. I wonder if the filmmakers consulted with those present at the interrogation. Finally, Michael Lerner's performance in the finest in the show, Frederick Forrest also did a good job as Oswald. The actress who played Eva Grant, Ruby's sister also brought out the unstable side of Ruby. The bottom line is that this film is highly recommended.


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