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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)  »

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Four Days in Dallas  »

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A post 1963 VW Bug and Chevy Van are in the scene where Oswald is escaping from the School Book Depository. See more »

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Important In Spite of Itself
9 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed watching this movie despite some bad acting, and ridiculous location scenes. The reason is the movie captured on celluloid forever some of the landmarks of one of the most historic events of the twentieth century. Landmark locations, such as the ramp at police headquarters, inside Oswald's boarding house, and inside the Texas Schoolbook Depository lunchroom, were filmed. Many of these iconic locations of the JFK Assassination are unreachable by the public, and may be gone someday. The Sixth Floor, for example, has been forever renovated and much different than that day in November, 1963. So the movie is important from that aspect, and it is remarkable that many locations in 1978 looked so similar to 1963. Also, I believe the script got the dialogue between Oswald and the police correct. It is difficult to say for sure, since no recording of the Oswald interrogation was done. But recollections by those there in 1963 match what the film portrayed. I also thought the Oswald character in this movie got the Oswald mannerisms down pretty well. Other characters from this historic event also were matched close to the real characters, although the Ruth Paine character did not even closely resemble her. But for history buffs like myself, I would rather have this in my archives than not have it.

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