SPOILER ********* What a Cop Out


If you have not seen this movie, and don't want the ending ruined, please do not read.

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The ending was such a cop out... Oswald is being brought back into the courtroom to hear the verdict, when Jack Ruby comes up and shoots him, in an eerie recreation of the famous news footage we all saw in 1963. THe producers chickened out on this. At best they should have show three possible outcomes to the film.
1. Oswald is found Guilty.
2. Oswald is found innocent.
3. Oswald is killed as he was at the end.
I may not agree with your opinion, but I will defend to the death your right to disagree!

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I thought the film was well done including the ending. The film takes the point of view that Oswald did it, which I tend to agree with. But it also depicts the conspiracy theory defense. We now have evidence that Oswald did it with Castro's knowledge.

For who would bear the whips and scorns of Hollywood... (;-p)

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I have a friend who worked on the film as one of the jurors. The reality is that the director was not sure where to fall on the question so he went with the ending he did... He came close to having a Not Guilty verdict... but bowed to some outside pressure as well.

I may not agree with your opinion, but I will defend to the death your right to disagree!

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Even before your inside information that the director wasn't sure I would have guessed that the reason for the open ended ending was because the makers of the TV movie really weren't sure themselves. This was one of the fairest portrayals of the assassination that I've ever seen although one important aspect, the government cover up that necessitates insiders as, if nothing else, accessories after the fact had to be involved. They try to pin the blame here on the mafia side of the Castro plot that the CIA had hatched but as "J.F.K." rightly pointed out the mob couldn't get Oswald back to America with a Russian wife at the height of the Cold War after he'd defected nor could it have covered up all that was covered up (Nor for that matter could the Russians, Cubans, John Birch Society, KKK, or whoever else you want to throw in). When you have looked at enough of the evidence you realize that the only ones with motive, means, & opportunity to do everything that was done in the assassination before it, during it, & afterwards was the C.I.A. itself. Everything else is just window dressing that you can use Oswald's curtain rods on.

"Be nice until it's time to NOT be nice."

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I used to be a deluded conspiracy theorist like you. However I'm now positive that Oswald acted alone. Sorry to burst your bubble. Maybe someday You'll see that you were deluded by Oliver Stone and the others too.

For who would bear the whips and scorns of Hollywood... (;-p)

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I would of had a hung jury ..That way we could have a sequel LOL

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"I used to be a deluded conspiracy theorist like you. However I'm now positive that Oswald acted alone. Sorry to burst your bubble."

You're not bursting anything but the illusion that you had anything intelligent to say. If I'm so "deluded" & you're so "positive" that Oswald acted alone then perhaps you could explain satisfactorily the countless things wrong with the lone gunman theory that make it impossible?

No of course you can't. The Warren Commision did their best to convince the nation of that fiction & with all of the resources of the U.S. government at their disposal they still failed. What chance does one arrogant keyboard artist like you have? Less of a chance than Oswald had of surviving until his trial so that he could defend himself.

"Be nice until it's time to NOT be nice."

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Who is the "we" that has evidence that Oswald did it with Castro's knowledge? What is the evidence this group you refer to as "we" has to offer? Do you have a source with a link so we can all read this?

Life is like Wikipedia: There are no Facts, Just Popular Opinion

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I concur.

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Please don't die for me. I appreciate the offer, but I couldn't live with myself if you died because you defended my right to disagree.

Life is like Wikipedia: There are no Facts, Just Popular Opinion

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I think considering it was a fantasy-based scenario (re: Oswald remaining alive long enough to be tried in court), The Trial Of Lee Harvey Oswald is a fairly responsible look at the actual evidence (as opposed to hearsay, speculation and conjecture) available in the JFK assassination. While some names of real people were changed for screenplay purposes and obviously there is an amount of fictional dramatization with the fantasy-based scenes that took place after Ruby shot Oswald, overall it's a straightforward look at the facts.

I suppose it would have been interesting to have had three different endings made. I would say the movie displays a bias in the pro-Oswald acted alone theory.

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