Fatal Vision (miniseries)

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

Fatal Vision
Based onFatal Vision
by Joe McGinnis
Screenplay byJohn Gay
Story byJoe McGinniss
Directed byDavid Greene
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes2
Producer(s)Richard O'Connor
CinematographyStevan Larner
Editor(s)Parkie Singh
William B. Stich
Running time200 minutes
Production company(s)National Broadcasting Corporation
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseNovember 18 
19, 1984

Cast list


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.

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.

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