The open lesion known as Watergate revealed a form of governmental-industrial syphilis, which in turn has made more plausible to millions the theory of an assassination conspiracy in 1963 against President John F. Kennedy. Executive Action, a part-fiction and documentary style film [from a story by Donald Freed and Mark Lane], dramatized with low key terror, is an emotional aftershock to the event.

The open lesion known as Watergate revealed a form of governmental-industrial syphilis, which in turn has made more plausible to millions the theory of an assassination conspiracy in 1963 against President John F. Kennedy. Executive Action, a part-fiction and documentary style film [from a story by Donald Freed and Mark Lane], dramatized with low key terror, is an emotional aftershock to the event.

Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan and Will Geer star as informed men of industry and government service who concluded that JFK must be eliminated. Lancaster is the overall project officer. James MacColl, a remarkable look alike to Lee Harvey Oswald, depicts the alleged Oswald frameup. Oscar Oncidi plays Jack Ruby, Oswald’s own assassin who, per this story, is wired into the plot.

Executive Action

Production

Lewis/Wakeford-Orloff. Director David Miller; Producer Edward Lewis; Screenplay Dalton Trumbo; Camera Robert Steadman; Editor George Grenville, Irving Lerner, Melvin Shapiro, Ivan Dryer; Music Randy Edelman; Art Director Kirk Axtell

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1973. Running time: 91 MIN.

With

Burt Lancaster Robert Ryan Will Geer Gilbert Green John Anderson Paul Carr

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