Fatal Vision Poster

Release Date: 1984

Not Yet Rated|3 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
In 1970, military doctor Jeffrey McDonald (Gary Cole) reports a hideous and confusing story: A gang of hippies akin to the Manson Family broke into his North Carolina home and slaughtered his wife and two daughters, while somehow only wounding him slightly as he tried to fight them off. As McDonald continues to proclaim his innocence, his skeptical father-in-law Freddy Kassab (Karl Malden) and investigative journalist Joe McGinniss (Frank Dent) probe his story to uncover the truth.

Cast: Karl Malden, Gary Cole, Eva Marie Saint, Barry Newman, Andy Griffith, Gary Grubbs, Mitch Ryan, Albert Salmi

Director: David Greene

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Quest, 1970s, Family, Police station, 1980s, Emotional, Doctor, Deception, Police officer, Mystery, Wife, Suspenseful


Winner Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special