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.
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Gary Cole would go on to play another military man convicted of murder in An Officer and a Murderer (2012), based on the crimes of Russell Williams. Williams was a Colonel in the Canadian Air Force, who was convicted of two counts of murder and various other crimes in 2010. See more
References Easy Rider