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The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (1977)

The bizarre story behind Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of assassinating U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, and what might have happened had he been brought to trial.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Gazzara ... Anson 'Kip' Roberts
Lorne Greene ... Matthew Arnold Watson
Frances Lee McCain ... Jan Holder
Lawrence Pressman ... Paul Ewbank
Charles Robinson ... Melvin Johnson
George Wyner ... Ed Blandings
Mo Malone ... Marina Oswald
John Pleshette ... Lee Harvey Oswald
Annabelle Weenick ... Oswald's Mother
William Jordan William Jordan ... James Kleist
Charles Cyphers ... Michael Brandon
Marisa Pavan ... Evita Alesio
Jack Collins ... Judge Claymore
Ed Abry Ed Abry
Jeff Alexander Jeff Alexander
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The bizarre story behind Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of assassinating U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, and what might have happened had he been brought to trial.

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Taglines:

"What would have happened if the world's most infamous assassin had not been murdered?" See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El juicio de Lee Harvey Oswald See more »

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| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Better Than "JFK" Ever Will Be
4 June 1999 | by Eric-62See all my reviews

With all due respect to the previous viewer, what makes this speculative TV movie so effective is *because* it ends up coming down on the side of the Warren Commission conclusions for the most part, which have been vindicated by all subsequent investigations and serious historical analyses, particularly Gerald Posner in "Case Closed." A priceless moment is when the judge berates Oswald's defense attorney (Lorne Greene) for deliberately injecting a grassy knoll gunman during a shooting demonstration.

Skip "JFK", which is all about making things up out of thin air to fit a biased theory. Watch this instead if you can, along with the 1992 Quantum Leap episode "The Oswald Conspiracy".


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