Executive Action


executiveactionA group of powerful men gather to discuss the implementation of a secret plan – to assassinate President John F. Kennedy on a visit to Dallas in November, 1963. This thriller came on the ten-year anniversary of the murder and claimed to introduce a chain of events that might have lead up to it. Unfortunately, writer Dalton Trumbo has become so fascinated with the technical aspects of the conspiracy that he’s forgotten to write characters that live and breathe. All we’re left with is a dull drama where men stand around talking about what they plan to do.

1973-U.S. 91 min. Color. Directed by David Miller. Screenplay: Dalton Trumbo. Cast: Burt Lancaster (James Farrington), Robert Ryan (Foster), Will Geer (Harold Ferguson), Gilbert Green, John Anderson, Ed Lauter.

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