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The Mystery of D.B. Cooper (2020)

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A documentary that looks at the well-known case, which is largely regarded as the greatest unsolved heist in American history.

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John Dower

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John Dower
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jo Weber ... Self - Duane Weber's Wife
Duane Weber ... Self - Suspect Number 1 (archive footage)
Tim Collins ... Self - Jo's 'Memory Man'
Tina Mucklow ... Self - Air Stewaress
William Rataczak ... Self - Co-Pilot
Bill Mitchell ... Self - Passenger
Bob Fuhriman ... Self - Retired FBI Agent, Seattle
Harold 'Andy' Anderson ... Self - Second Officer
Pat Forman ... Self - Barbara Dayton's Friend
Ron Forman ... Self - Barbara Dayton's Friend
Barbara Dayton ... Self - Suspect Number 2 (archive footage)
Marla Cooper ... Self - L.D. Cooper's Niece
L.D. Cooper ... Self - Suspect Number 3 (archive footage)
Geoffrey Gray ... Self - Author of Skyjack: The Hunt for DB Cooper
Jerry Thomas ... Self
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A documentary that looks at the well-known case, which is largely regarded as the greatest unsolved heist in American history.

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Entertaining at times, comical at others
26 November 2020 | by axervzyeSee all my reviews

This documentary has some interesting cases. Out of the four suspected DB Cooper suspects two seem very credible, while the other two, especially the sex change operation one...are very laughable. The most credible story with sound evidence is Richard McCoy. He pulled off a stunt identical to DB Coopers months after the heist and even looked just like the FBI description of DB Cooper. They went into good detail on why McCoy would have done a second stunt and explained how he was tied to what little evidence the FBI had on DB Cooper.

The other credible story is the woman from Florida who supposedly was married to DB Cooper. He was on his death bed when he admitted to her he was DB Cooper. He lied to her about his identity and it goes into great detail on events in her life with him that pointed out he very well could have been the real Cooper. She also had a compadre who was interested in the Cooper story who did some serious sleuthing to pin point her details and memory while living with him that really did add up to the Cooper case.

The other two lousy stories consist of a woman who claims her uncle was DB Cooper and the other of a man who had a sex change operation and just claimed he was DB Cooper. The woman who claims her uncle was DB Cooper was going off on memory about her childhood of an event where her uncle showed up bloody and bruised with claims of having hijacked an airplane. Yet, he disappeared and was just forgotten about by the family for some reason? It was all really shoddy information and didn't seem legit. Then she forget about this seemingly very profound event in her life until her father was close to his death when he brought up about the time her uncle hijacked a plane. She also claimed her uncle was her favorite relative and liked spending time with him. So after he shows up bloody and bruised and disappears you just forgot about him? Seems really bizarre and none of it really added up. They did a polygraph test on her and she passed...take that for what you will.

The man with the sex change operation didn't even seem like it should have been included on this documentary. It seemed like a story you'd find in a fan fiction tv forum board versus anything the FBI would have taken seriously. Bobby Dayton was a man who knew airplanes and flew them on a regular basis. Further on in his life he decided to get a sex change operation and became Barbara Dayton. During this transitional period a couple who were into planes as well met Barbara and became friends. During a visit at this couples house she out of the blue says she is DB Cooper. Thats basically it, thats the entire story. Other then the fact he/she was well versed with airplanes nothing else is included for evidence. Other than a diary that Barbara kept but for whatever reason around the time of the Cooper hijacking didn't write much down during that period. If my memory serves me right it was the only one out of the four suspects where it mentioned nothing about the FBI looking into it and for good reason.

Over all use your own judgement on it. It's a documentary with two good cases that kept me entertained.


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USA

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English

Release Date:

25 November 2020 (Canada) See more »

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