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The Second Gun (1973)

PG  |   |  Documentary  |  7 October 1973 (USA)
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Documentary suggesting the possibility of another gunman involved in the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.


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Credited cast:
Fernando Faura ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thane Eugene Cesar ...
Second Gun Suspect
Theodore Charach ...
Host / Interviewer
Scott Enyart
Ben Herrick
Donna Herrick
Godfrey Isaac ...
RFK Probe Atty.
Robert F. Kennedy ...
Himself (archive footage)
Herbert Leon MacDonnell ...
Criminalist (as Prof. Herbert Leon MacDonnell)
T. Miratti ...
Dean Randall ...
Donald Schulman ...
Sirhan Sirhan ...
Alleged Assassin


This film ignited a worldwide controversy on 3 level, journalistic, legal and forensic. It continues today. The entire film, director's copy and out-takes are housed at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study/Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Hollywood CA. The Ted Charach RFK documentary archive, the world's largest private collection on the Second Gun discovery, is located at the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Sciences at the University of New Haven, New Haven, CT Written by Anonymous

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The five-year filmed investigation of the assassination of Robert Kennedy. See more »






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will we ever know the truth???
31 October 2002 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This is a fine documentary about the assassination of Bobby Kennedy. There have been all kinds of documentarys obviously on JFKs death, but to the best of my knowledge only a handful on Bobby's and yet his tore the country apart just as much. People still speculate about what would have happened if he had been elected President. This documentary seems choppy and quickly edited, but it does explore the salient questions very well. Was Sirhan the lone gunman or were there others in the pantry of the Ambassador Motel that night? Every eyewitness to Bobbys shooting said that Sirhan was a few feet IN FRONT of him firing. They interview Doctor Thomas Noguchi who did the autopsy and he pointed out there was gunpowder in Bobbys hair, clothing and skin and gunpowder burns on his ear. That would mean that a gun had been fired within INCHES of his head. Whenver a firearm is discharged the powder that comes out along with the bullet travels but a few inches because the gas that it travels on is very light. The documentary points out how important evidence disappeared and witnesses were bullied whose testimony didn't match the official version. The most fascinating part of the film is where they explore the possibility that Sirhan was a sort of robot assassin (a "Manchurian Candidate"). He always has insisted that he didn't remember shooting Bobby. An interesting footnote, one of Bobby Kennedy's good friends in Hollywood was a movie director named John Frankenhiemer. He stayed at his house the night before the assassination and Frankenheimer drove him to the motel that night. John Frankenhiemers most famous film? The Manchurian Candidate!

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