In 1970, military doctor Jeffrey McDonald reports a hideous and confusing story: A gang of hippies akin to the Manson Family broke into his North Carolina home and slaughtered his wife and two daughters, while somehow only wounding him slightly as he tried to fight them off. As McDonald continues to proclaim his innocence, his skeptical father-in-law Freddy Kassab and investigative journalist Joe McGinniss probe his story to uncover the truth.
Did You Know?
The movie does not include the fact that Jeffrey MacDonald told Freddy and Mildred Kassab, that he had tracked down and killed one of the assailants he claimed had attacked the family. Freddy and Mildred did not believe the story, and this caused them to become very suspicious of their former son-in-law. MacDonald later admitted he lied about the incident, and claimed he made up the story to help his former in-laws deal with their grief. See more
Referenced in Rewind This!