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Interview with the Assassin (2002)

R | | Drama | 9 May 2002 (USA)
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Almost forty years after the John F. Kennedy assassination, an ex-Marine named Walter Ohlinger has come forward with a startling claim.


Neil Burger


Neil Burger
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond J. Barry ... Walter Ohlinger
Dylan Haggerty Dylan Haggerty ... Ron Kobeleski
Renee Faia ... Sharon Kobeleski
Kelsey Kemper Kelsey Kemper ... Karen Kobeleski
Dennis Lau Dennis Lau ... Steven Wu
Sonny Franks Sonny Franks
Jared McVay Jared McVay ... Jimmy Jones
Christel Khalil ... Babysitter
Lillias White ... Nurse
Kate Williamson ... Walter's Ex-Wife
Jack Tate Jack Tate ... John Seymour Jr.
Nicolas Mize Nicolas Mize ... Gary Deetz
James Hiser James Hiser ... Alan Delvecchio
Darrell Sandeen ... John Seymour Sr.
Evan O'Meara Evan O'Meara ... Secret Service Agent #1


Out of work TV cameraman Ron Kobelski is approached by his formerly reclusive neighbor Walter Ohlinger. Ohlinger claims that he was the mysterious "second gunman" that shot and killed President Kennedy. Ohlinger has kept quiet all these years, but has decided to tell his story now that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Kobelski is skeptical of his neighbor's story, after his investigations provide ambiguous answers. His attitude changes, however, after he receives threatening messages on his answering machine, and spots shadowy figures in his backyard. Is Ohlinger telling the truth? Or is there a bigger conspiracy at work? Written by Mike Konczewski

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

9 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Kennedy-gyilkosság - Interjú a merénylővel See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »


Box Office


$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,716, 22 November 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$47,329, 8 December 2002
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


[first lines]
Interviewer: How did you meet Walter Ohlinger?
Ron Kobeleski: I met Walter 'cause he lived down the street from me. Somehow he knew that I was a camera man at KXBC, that I did the news there. Actually I'd just been laid-off, but he didn't know that. Any way, he said he'd committed a crime many years ago, never been caught, and he wanted to talk about it.
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Interesting - worth a watch!
21 January 2007 | by mazunderscoreSee all my reviews

A good mockumentry is a hard thing to pull off. To make something fake not only seem believable through the characters and the acting, but also through the plot while at the same time making it interesting, is a hard thing to do.

Interview With the Assign, although clearly distinguishable as a mockumentry as apposed to a documentary from the very beginning, accomplishes this. The interesting characters woven into the easy to follow plot line, make for an exciting watch.

The audience immediately feels some kind of affinity with Kobeleski, being a normal kind of guy looking for work, and at the same time immediately become intrigued by the Ex-Marine apparent third gun man, Walter Ohlinger.

These two characters and their relationship hold together an otherwise shaky plot line, and we slowly follow Ron and Walter as they re-trace Walters steps more than 30 years after the shooting of JFK.

This, although quite obviously a mockumentry, (It must hard to try and convince people it's real when it's not released in theatres. One can simply read the back of the DVD to see who 'stared' in it), is worth a watch!

It's interesting and If nothing else it will get you thinking about one of the most puzzling crimes of the 20th century.

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