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Executive Action [DVD] [1973]

  • SKU: 15794259
  • Release Date: 10/23/2007
  • Rating: PG

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Special Features

    • Vintage featurette November 22, 1963: In Search of an Answer
    • Burt Lancast trailer gallery


    Executive Action
    If you think that Oliver Stone invented the "political paranoia" movie, take a glance at Executive Action sometime. Based on Mark Lane's Rush to Judgment, the conspiracy theorist's bible, Executive Action perpetuates the popular urban legend that John F. Kennedy was assassinated at the behest of a right-wing cartel with military and industrial interests. The film further hypothesizes that Lee Harvey Oswald not only didn't pull the trigger, but was also set up as a disposable dupe (this notion wasn't even new in 1973). Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan and Will Geer play the sinister conspirators. In the film's coda, still photos of 18 witnesses to the assassination are shown, while the accompanying text informs us that all of these people had died between 1963 and 1973. We are further told that the odds against this coincidence are one in a trillion. When Oliver Stone's thematically similar JFK came out in 1991, viewers with long memories were quick to notice the eerie similarities between the Stone film and Executive Action -- right down to choice of camera angles. Hmmm....a conspiracy, perhaps? ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Burt Lancaster
      Burt Lancaster - Farrington
    • Robert Ryan
      Robert Ryan - Foster
    • Will Geer
      Will Geer - Ferguson
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      Gilbert Green - Paulitz
    • John Anderson
      John Anderson - Halliday

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Executive Action


      Keeping in mind that this movie and thought were done back in the 70's, it still makes for a very plausible idea of who killed Kennedy. It's way ahead of the time of Oliver Stone's movie. This was made before special effects were in vogue but the director weaves old footage into the film very well. The movie includes well known actors who get into the theories and make the viewer believe that the assination really could have been done by a group and not just Oswald. I thought it was worth the price and appreciate it that Best Buy had it in stock. I had the DVD within a week after I ordered it. Very fast service.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This is how realy happen

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      Movies like this don't get academy award because tell the thrue

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love it!


      I remember being mesmerized when this film came out! Everyone who grew up in this era should see this film!

      I would recommend this to a friend

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