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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Details

Release Date:

31 July 1988 (Netherlands) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jeffrey MacDonald hoped and assumed that the novel "Fatal Vision" would support his innocence. However, when the book was published, MacDonald realized that the Author Joe McGinniss had concluded that he was, in fact, guilty. MacDonald sued McGinniss for fraud, and the case was settled out of court. He and his supporters still blame the novel, and resulting movie, for tainting the public's image of MacDonald and the murders. See more »

Quotes

[Freddy sees four Valentine's Day card standing upright on top of a china cabinet seven feet off the floor in one corner of the living room at the crime scene]
Freddy Kassab: Those four Valentine's Days cards that my wife mailed to Jeff and his family, were they there that night?
Peter Kearns: That's right.
Freddy Kassab: Still standing upright, just like that?
Peter Kearns: Just like that. Nobody touched them.
Freddy Kassab: And he fought them off in here... in this room?
Peter Kearns: Right.
[Freddy stomps his feet hard on the floor and all four of the cards quickly fall over]
Freddy Kassab: ...
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