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A compelling dramatic hypothesis constructed by Dalton Trumbo from the conspiracy theories advanced by persistent Kennedy assassination investigator Mark Lane, in turn based on evidence the Warren Commission refused to hear. Fudged slightly towards tidy fictional coherence by an unwillingness to acknowledge the very discrepancies that Lane had earlier illustrated with Emile de Antonio in the documentary RJudgement, but a plausible enough attempt to weld the 'political thriller' style of Costa-Gavras on to Hollywood. Producer Edward Lewis, nine years later, was responsible for setting up Costa-Gavras' Hollywood debut with Missing.

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Duration: 91 mins

Cast and crew

Director: David Miller
Screenwriter: Dalton Trumbo
Cast: Burt Lancaster
Robert Ryan
Will Geer
Gilbert Green
John Anderson
Ed Lauter
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