Fatal Vision (1984)
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Episode #1.2 

Alfred "Freddie" Kassab relentlessly pursues an investigation to bring his son-in-law, former Capt. Jeffrey MacDonald USA, to trial for murdering his wife and daughters.

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
Gary Grubbs ... James Blackburn
Joel Polis ... Brian Murtagh
Mitchell Ryan ... Paul Strombaugh (as Mitch Ryan)
Wendy Schaal ... Colette MacDonald
Scott Paulin ... William Ivory (credit only)
Barry Corbin ... Franz Grebner (credit only)
Albert Salmi ... Judge Dupree
Alexandra Johnson Alexandra Johnson ... Helena Stoeckley
Paddi Edwards ... Mrs. Perry MacDonald
Frank Dent Frank Dent ... Joe McGinniss
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Storyline

Alfred "Freddie" Kassab relentlessly pursues an investigation to bring his son-in-law, former Capt. Jeffrey MacDonald USA, to trial for murdering his wife and daughters.

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Details

Release Date:

19 November 1984 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the movie, the guilty verdicts come as a surprise to MacDonald and his lawyers and family. According to the book, MacDonald (and everyone else in the courtroom) knew what was coming, as soon as the jury entered the courtroom to deliver their verdicts. This is because the first two jurors that entered the courtroom, one of whom was an ex-Green Beret like MacDonald, were both crying. See more »

Quotes

Freddy Kassab: [to Pruett and Kearns] Impossible. Jeff made two phone calls two minutes apart. In those two minutes he claims to have looked out the back door, then went to the bathroom to check his wounds, washed his hands, checked Colette to see if there was any signs of life, gave her mouth to mouth resuscitation, then checked the kids Kimmy and Kristy, then staggered into the kitchen again to wash his hands and make the second phone call. Impossible. Absolutely impossible! Nobody could perform all those ...
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