Fatal Vision (1984)
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Episode #1.1 

The family of Capt. Jeffrey MacDonald USA dies violently from an attack by person or persons unknown. Jeff comes under investigation. The Army clears him. But two CID officers, and his father-in-law, have doubts.

Director:

David Greene

Writers:

John Gay (teleplay), Joe McGinniss (based upon the book by)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Karl Malden ... Freddy Kassab
Eva Marie Saint ... Mildred Kassab
Barry Newman ... Bernie Segal
Gary Cole ... Capt. Jeffrey MacDonald, MD
Andy Griffith ... Victor Worheide (credit only)
Gary Grubbs ... James Blackburn (credit only)
Joel Polis ... Brian Murtagh (credit only)
Mitchell Ryan ... Paul Strombaugh (as Mitch Ryan) (credit only)
Wendy Schaal ... Colette MacDonald
Scott Paulin ... William Ivory
Barry Corbin ... Franz Grebner
Albert Salmi ... Judge Dupree (credit only)
Alexandra Johnson Alexandra Johnson ... Helena Stoeckley
Paddi Edwards ... Mrs. Perry MacDonald
Frank Dent Frank Dent ... Joe McGinniss (credit only)
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Storyline

The family of Capt. Jeffrey MacDonald USA dies violently from an attack by person or persons unknown. Jeff comes under investigation. The Army clears him. But two CID officers, and his father-in-law, have doubts.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

fabricated intruder | See All (1) »


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1984 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie does not include the fact that Jeffrey MacDonald once told Freddy and Mildred Kassab in November 1970 that he had tracked down and killed one of the assailants he claimed had attacked the family. Freddy and Mildred did not believe the story, and this caused them to become very suspicious of their former son-in-law. MacDonald later admitted he lied about the incident, and claimed he made up the story to help his former in-laws deal with their grief. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Jeffrey MacDonald, MD: At the hospital, when they were looking me over... uh... there were these little puncture wounds all over my abdomen and I guess they came up with 14 different wounds or something like that. And a deep cut right here... to my right side.
William Ivory: Was this from the assailants? These people in your house?
Capt. Jeffrey MacDonald, MD: Well, I assume so.
William Ivory: You didn't do it yourself, did you?
Capt. Jeffrey MacDonald, MD: No... but then they said that "we'll have to do an X-ray". Now, when your chest is bubbling that means you have a pneumothorax. Any Special Forces ...
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