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The true-life story of crime author Joe McGinniss's journey to write "Fatal Vision," a best-selling book about Jeffrey MacDonald, a Green Beret doctor who's accused of slaying his pregnant wife and their two daughters in the early 1970s.

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Nicholas McCarthy

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Joe McGinniss (based on the book by), Denis O'Neill (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Scott Foley ... Jeffrey MacDonald
Dave Annable ... Joe McGinniss
John Doman ... Bernie Segal
Lochlyn Munro ... Wade Smith
Jessica Harmon ... Colette MacDonald
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Caroline Aaron ... Leslie Sterling
Primo Allon ... MP Sergeant
Julia Maren Baker ... Kimberly MacDonald
Julia Benson ... Nancy McGinniss
Baylee Breen-Wood ... Kristen MacDonald
April Cameron ... Nurse at St. Mary's
Aaron Craven ... James Blackburn
Bruce Dawson ... Doctor
Parveen Dosanjh ... Woman at Party
Lane Edwards ... Brian Murtagh
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The true-life story of crime author Joe McGinniss's journey to write "Fatal Vision," a best-selling book about Jeffrey MacDonald, a Green Beret doctor who's accused of slaying his pregnant wife and their two daughters in the early 1970s.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hinter der Fassade See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Doesn't say a whole lot more than the 80s "Fatal Vision"
23 December 2017 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

For those who haven't seen the 80s movie Fatal Vision, this is worth a watch. It's still one of the most puzzling true life murders ever. This movie was a little disappointing. It doesn't show that much more substance than the 80s movie. The only new thing is the point of view of true crime writer Joe McGinnis. It would have been better if it went more into the evidence that was in Jeffrey MacDonald's favor to balance things out. Another fault is the re-enactments were a little do dimly lit. Not clear enough. The story should have gone more to present day.

Acting was alright. Gary Cole in the 80s movie was more chilling than Scott Foley. Dave Annable plays the writer he is aged appropriately for the movie.

Worth one watch for anyone interested in true crime.


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