Fatal Vision (miniseries)

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Fatal Vision
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Based onFatal Vision
by Joe McGinnis
Screenplay byJohn Gay
Story byJoe McGinniss
Directed byDavid Greene[1]
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes2
ProducerRichard O'Connor
CinematographyStevan Larner
EditorsParkie Singh
William B. Stich
Running time200 minutes
Production companyNational Broadcasting Company
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseNovember 18–19, 1984

Fatal Vision is a 1984 American television miniseries based on the Fatal Vision controversy, and the book of the same name, about the murders of the wife and daughters of U.S. Army officer Jeffrey R. MacDonald at Fort Bragg in 1970.[2]

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The miniseries originally aired on NBC on November 18–19, 1984.


Karl Malden was awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for his performance as MacDonald's father in-law, Freddy Kassab.[3]

Fatal Vision was also nominated for Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special and for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup, David Greene for Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series or a Special, and John Gay for Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special.


  1. ^ Hill, Michael E. (November 18, 1984). "FATAL VISION/ Did He Do It?". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  2. ^ Cain, Brooke (December 8, 2017). "NC's infamous Jeffrey MacDonald case has inspired another TV movie, airing Sunday". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  3. ^ Boedeker, Hal (February 21, 2004). "Malden's Reliable Support Marks Career Achievement". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved December 2, 2020.

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