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Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (1993)

The story of the widow of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of shooting President Kennedy. Via flashbacks, the story traces the woman's life from her days in Russia, the turmoil following ... See full summary »

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Robert Dornhelm

Writer:

Steve Bello
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helena Bonham Carter ... Marina Oswald
Robert Picardo ... David Lifton
Frank Whaley ... Lee Harvey Oswald
Bill Bolender ... George de Mohrenschildt
Brandon Smith ... Kenneth Porter
Lisa Renee Wilson Lisa Renee Wilson ... Rachel Porter
Deborah Dawn Slaboda ... Julie Porter
Ingeborga Dapkunaite ... Lubya
Vladimir Ilin ... Uncle
Quenby Bakke Quenby Bakke ... Janet Williams
Norman Bennett ... Funeral Director
Rodger Boyce ... 2nd Agent
Cliff Stephens Cliff Stephens ... 1st Agent
Alan Ackles ... TV Host
Randall Bonifay Randall Bonifay ... 2nd FBI Guard
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The story of the widow of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of shooting President Kennedy. Via flashbacks, the story traces the woman's life from her days in Russia, the turmoil following the assassination, raising her family, and coming to grips with the fact that she too may have been a pawn in a grand conspiracy. Written by Buxx Banner <buxx572@aol.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marina's Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Bill Bolender (who plays George de Mohrenschildt here) also appeared in JFK (1991) where he played a prisoner who witnessed strange movements on the book depository where the shots that killed Kennedy were fired. See more »

Goofs

Ruth Paine and Marina are shown watching the motorcade on live television and thus the confusion and bedlam of the assassination aftermath. There was no television coverage of the motorcade, and in fact, what they are seeing on the television is film taken at the time and broadcast much later. See more »

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Lukewarm bio of Oswald's widow
6 November 1998 | by buxSee all my reviews

Made for TV during the hoopla of the 30th anniversary of the assassination, this is a somewhat one-sided look at the events surrounding the tragic incident. For the uninitiated, this movie will provide some sketchy background on the events in the early life of LHO and the assassination. It's obvious that pains were taken to project Ms. Oswalds' story here as objective as possible, considering the scenes of her shortly after the event, running amok around town. The picture does attain a sense of reality to this extent-the viewer expects Marina to blow the lid off the conspiracy throughout-and so we do in real life!


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