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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
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Colette MacDonald
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William Ivory
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Franz Grebner
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Judge Dupree
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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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In the movie, the guilty verdicts come as a surprise to MacDonald. According to the book 'Fatal Vision,' MacDonald (and everyone else in the courtroom) knew what was coming as soon as the jury entered the courtroom to deliver their verdicts. This is because the first two jurors that entered the courtroom, one of whom was an ex-Green Beret like MacDonald, were both crying. See more »

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12 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fact-based movie depicting the case of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, an Army Special Forces group surgeon accused of murdering his wife and daughters. This two-part heart-wrencher is incredibly gripping, and chock-full-of powerful acting. Karl Malden and Gary Cole deliver such incredible performances, it is no wonder Malden was nominated for an Emmy. Very sad and moving, but clearly worthy of watching. I give it 8.5 out of 10 stars.


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