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Fatal Vision (1984)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  18 November 1984 (USA)
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A retiree spends nine years relentlessly seeking to prove that his son-in-law, a former Green Beret Army doctor, murdered his pregnant wife and two children.

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Freddy Kassab
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Mildred Kassab
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Bernie Segal
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Capt. Jeffrey MacDonald, MD
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Victor Worheide
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James Blackburn
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Brian Murtagh
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Paul Strombaugh (as Mitch Ryan)
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Colette MacDonald
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William Ivory
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Franz Grebner
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Helena Stoeckley
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Mrs. Perry MacDonald
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Joe McGinniss
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Captain Jeff MacDonald, a renowned and an ambitious surgeon at Fort Bragg army base, appears to be a happily married father of two. When the MP enter MacDonald's house in response to his desperate emergency call they find him injured and his wife and daughters murdered. He reports a gang of drugged 'hippies' raided the house and attacked the family. As a massive search for the suspects yields no leads, investigators focus on some inconsistencies in MacDonald's account and he becomes their prime suspect. Written by Armin Ortmann <armin@sfb288.math.tu-berlin.de>

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Död i dimma dold  »

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Gary Cole would go on to play another military man convicted of murder in the 2012 TV movie 'An Officer and a Murderer,' based on the crimes of Russell Williams. Williams was a colonel in the Canadian Air Force who was convicted of two counts of murder and various other crimes in 2010. See more »

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19 September 1999 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This was a great story, but the book was even better! The fact that it is based on a true case makes it even better. If you like suspense movies and legal thrillers, this movie has it all. If you liked this movie, definitely definitely read the book.


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