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Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (1993)

The story of the widow of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of shooting President Kennedy. Via flashbacks, the story traces the woman's life from her days in Russia, the turmoil following ... See full summary »

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Robert Dornhelm

Writer:

Steve Bello
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helena Bonham Carter ... Marina Oswald
Robert Picardo ... David Lifton
Frank Whaley ... Lee Harvey Oswald
Bill Bolender ... George de Mohrenschildt
Brandon Smith ... Kenneth Porter
Lisa Renee Wilson Lisa Renee Wilson ... Rachel Porter
Deborah Dawn Slaboda ... Julie Porter
Ingeborga Dapkunaite ... Lubya
Vladimir Ilin ... Uncle
Quenby Bakke Quenby Bakke ... Janet Williams
Norman Bennett ... Funeral Director
Rodger Boyce ... 2nd Agent
Cliff Stephens Cliff Stephens ... 1st Agent
Alan Ackles ... TV Host
Randall Bonifay Randall Bonifay ... 2nd FBI Guard
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The story of the widow of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of shooting President Kennedy. Via flashbacks, the story traces the woman's life from her days in Russia, the turmoil following the assassination, raising her family, and coming to grips with the fact that she too may have been a pawn in a grand conspiracy. Written by Buxx Banner <buxx572@aol.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marina's Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Frank Whaley, who plays Lee Harvey Oswald, played an Oswald impostor in Oliver Stone's JFK (1991). See more »

Goofs

Ruth Paine and Marina are shown watching the motorcade on live television and thus the confusion and bedlam of the assassination aftermath. There was no television coverage of the motorcade, and in fact, what they are seeing on the television is film taken at the time and broadcast much later. See more »

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1 July 2006 | by randwolfraySee all my reviews

In all of the multitudes of treatments of the JFK assassination, Lee Harvey Oswald's wife Marina is usually only briefly mentioned as a little-known figure in the background. What had been her journey, that led her to become involved with a man like Lee Harvey Oswald at this moment in history? Growing up in the Communist Soviet Union and then moving to the United States, what must her experiences have been like? I had wondered from time to time what her reaction must have been to the shattering events that were thrust upon her. This movie delivers a powerful and moving picture of her humanity, and for this I found it immensely interesting.


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