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The Second Gun (1973)

Documentary suggesting the possibility of another gunman involved in the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.


Gérard Alcan
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Fernando Faura Fernando Faura ... Witness
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thane Eugene Cesar Thane Eugene Cesar ... Second Gun Suspect
Theodore Charach Theodore Charach ... Host / Interviewer
Scott Enyart Scott Enyart
Ben Herrick Ben Herrick
Donna Herrick Donna Herrick
Godfrey Isaac Godfrey Isaac ... RFK Probe Atty.
Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Herbert Leon MacDonnell Herbert Leon MacDonnell ... Criminalist (as Prof. Herbert Leon MacDonnell)
T. Miratti T. Miratti ... Prologue voice
Dean Randall Dean Randall ... Narrator
Donald Schulman Donald Schulman ... Witness
Sirhan Sirhan Sirhan Sirhan ... Alleged Assassin


This film ignited a worldwide controversy on 3 level, journalistic, legal and forensic. It continues today. The entire film, director's copy and out-takes are housed at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study/Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Hollywood CA. The Ted Charach RFK documentary archive, the world's largest private collection on the Second Gun discovery, is located at the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Sciences at the University of New Haven, New Haven, CT Written by Anonymous

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The weapon that really killed Robert Kennedy. Who fired it! Who destroyed it! Who's covering it up! See more »






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7 October 1973 (USA) See more »

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A Good Introducution to Controversies Surrounding a Terrible Event
8 July 2006 | by jakecorgiSee all my reviews

I just watched this movie, and I would recommend it primarily for those viewers who previously have not been exposed to some of the key unresolved issues in the RFK assassination case. Those who are "buffs" of RFK will not find much new ground here, primarily because the movie is now over 30 years old. However, considering the year of its release (1973) and the general consensus at that point that Sirhan was solely responsible for the shooting, the film was ground breaking for its time. The most puzzling part of the case has always been how to reconcile the fact that the coroner found that the fatal wound entered Bobby Kennedy's right mastoid from behind and at very close range (from less than an inch to three inches) with the fact that all the witnesses place Sirhan to the front and never closer than a couple of feet or so to Kennedy. The producers identify a likely suspect as a second shooter (I won't give the game away, although those of you familiar with the case will readily guess the identity of that suspect). The most powerful impression left by this movie is the utter incompetence of the LAPD in handling this big case (remind you of a famous case in the 1990s?).

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