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• USA: Nov 15, 2002
DVD Release Date
• R1: Jun 17, 2003
Interview with the Assassin Website
Rated R for language.
1 hour, 28 minutes
Studio Koppelman, Levien, Showtime Entertainment
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• Interview with the Assassin
|Genre: Drama, Political, Suspense, Investigation|
Tagline: Dallas. 1963. The second shooter.
Plot: To many people, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy remains one of the greatest mysteries in American history. Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone? Was he a scapegoat in a conspiratorial plot? Could a second shooter have been responsible for JFK's death? Neil Burger's documentary-style directorial debut tackles these oft asked questions through the story of Ron Kobeleski (Dylan Haggerty), an out-of-work cameraman who becomes entangled in conspiracy theories when approached by his older, evasive neighbor, Walter Ohlinger (Raymond J. Barry), who wants to confess to an old crime. Walter claims to have been the second shooter in the JFK assassination, the man whose bullet actually killed the president. Ron pursues Walter's story with gusto, seeking the evidence needed to prove Walter's claim. As the two men travel around the country in search of the proof that Walter insists exists, Ron begins to debate whether or not this increasingly unstable man is telling the truth or is just plain crazy. Barry is believably menacing as the former Marine who may be responsible for one of the most pivotal events in American history. And Haggerty's portrayal of an ordinary man who is thrust into an extraordinary story is both subtle and convincing.
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