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In 1953, Army scientist Frank Olson takes a fatal plunge from a hotel window. In 1975, a bombshell report ties his death to a top-secret experiment.
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Series cast summary:
Peter Sarsgaard ...  Frank Olson 6 episodes, 2017
Christian Camargo ...  Dr. Robert Lashbrook 6 episodes, 2017
Eric Olson ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2017
Scott Shepherd ...  Vincent Ruwet 5 episodes, 2017
Bob Balaban ...  Dr. Harold A. Abramson 5 episodes, 2017
Tim Blake Nelson ...  Sidney Gottlieb 5 episodes, 2017
Jack Michael Doke ...  Young Eric Olson 5 episodes, 2017
Molly Parker ...  Alice Olson 4 episodes, 2017
Jimmi Simpson ...  CIA Agent 3 episodes, 2017
Michael Chernus ...  Mal 3 episodes, 2017
Callie La Personerie Callie La Personerie ...  Lisa Olson 3 episodes, 2017
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This six-part series explores the limits of our knowledge about the past and the lengths we'll go in our search for the truth. A family story of one man's sixty-year quest to identify the circumstances of his father's mysterious death. A quest which brings him face-to-face with some of the darkest secrets of the United States. Written by Official Synopsis

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15 December 2017 (USA) See more »

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Good Story that Needed Compression
22 April 2018 | by monte-haywardSee all my reviews

This needed to be edited down. I value the gradual unveiling of information in the order it was revealed historically. That is how it unfolded for one affected family.

There are way too many minutes of re-enactment, especially the rendering of details that the storytellers say are missing. At times, the re-enactment footage is re-used! Additional footage comes from productions of a Shakespeare tragedy. So it feels as if the Shakespeare OR the re-enactments would have been indulgence enough. Why feature both?

I was curious. This answered some questions. Wish it had done so more quickly.


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