Interview with the Assassin (2002)

R  |   |  Drama  |  9 May 2002 (USA)
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Almost forty years after the John F. Kennedy assassination, an ex-Marine named Walter Ohlinger has come forward with a startling claim.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan Haggerty ...
Ron Kobeleski
Sharon Kobeleski
Kelsey Kemper ...
Karen Kobeleski
Dennis Lau ...
Steven Wu
Sonny Franks
Jared McVay ...
Jimmy Jones
Walter's Ex-Wife
Jack Tate ...
John Seymour Jr.
Nicolas Mize ...
Gary Deetz
James Hiser ...
Alan Delvecchio
John Seymour Sr.
Evan O'Meara ...
Secret Service Agent #1


Out of work TV cameraman Ron Kobelski is approached by his formerly reclusive neighbor Walter Ohlinger. Ohlinger claims that he was the mysterious "second gunman" that shot and killed President Kennedy. Ohlinger has kept quiet all these years, but has decided to tell his story now that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Kobelski is skeptical of his neighbor's story, after his investigations provide ambiguous answers. His attitude changes, however, after he receives threatening messages on his answering machine, and spots shadowy figures in his backyard. Is Ohlinger telling the truth? Or is there a bigger conspiracy at work? Written by Mike Konczewski

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Dallas. 1963. The second shooter.



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Rated R for language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

9 May 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Kennedy-gyilkosság - Interjú a merénylővel  »

Box Office


$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,716 (USA) (22 November 2002)


$47,329 (USA) (6 December 2002)

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[first lines]
Interviewer: How did you meet Walter Ohlinger?
Ron Kobeleski: I met Walter 'cause he lived down the street from me. Somehow he knew that I was a camera man at KXBC, that I did the news there. Actually I'd just been laid-off, but he didn't know that. Any way, he said he'd committed a crime many years ago, never been caught, and he wanted to talk about it.
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Interesting - worth a watch!
21 January 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A good mockumentry is a hard thing to pull off. To make something fake not only seem believable through the characters and the acting, but also through the plot while at the same time making it interesting, is a hard thing to do.

Interview With the Assign, although clearly distinguishable as a mockumentry as apposed to a documentary from the very beginning, accomplishes this. The interesting characters woven into the easy to follow plot line, make for an exciting watch.

The audience immediately feels some kind of affinity with Kobeleski, being a normal kind of guy looking for work, and at the same time immediately become intrigued by the Ex-Marine apparent third gun man, Walter Ohlinger.

These two characters and their relationship hold together an otherwise shaky plot line, and we slowly follow Ron and Walter as they re-trace Walters steps more than 30 years after the shooting of JFK.

This, although quite obviously a mockumentry, (It must hard to try and convince people it's real when it's not released in theatres. One can simply read the back of the DVD to see who 'stared' in it), is worth a watch!

It's interesting and If nothing else it will get you thinking about one of the most puzzling crimes of the 20th century.

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