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Final Vision (2017)

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Foley ... Jeffrey MacDonald
Dave Annable ... Joe McGinniss
John Doman ... Bernie Segal
Lochlyn Munro ... Wade Smith
Jessica Harmon ... Colette MacDonald
Gwynyth Walsh ... Perry MacDonald
Caroline Aaron ... Leslie Sterling
Ken Kramer ... Freddy Kassab
Gabrielle Rose ... Mildred Kassab
Julia Maren Baker ... Kimberly MacDonald
Baylee Breen-Wood ... Kristen MacDonald
Aaron Craven ... James Blackburn
Serge Houde ... Judge Franklin Dupree
Lane Edwards ... Brian Murtagh
Rhona Rees ... Helena Stoeckley
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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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10 December 2017 (USA) See more »

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Based on the true story of Jeffrey R. McDonald who, in 1970, murdered his pregnant wife and two small daughters at Ft. Bragg, NC. See more »

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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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