Ruby and Oswald
Ruby and Oswald is a 1978 American made-for-television drama film about the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy. It stars Michael Lerner and Frederic Forrest.
|Ruby and Oswald|
|Written by||John McGreevey|
|Directed by||Mel Stuart|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Alan Landsburg|
|Cinematography||Matthew F. Leonetti|
|Running time||180 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Alan Landsburg Productions|
|Original release||February 8, 1978|
Jack Ruby (Michael Lerner) is a warm-hearted but hot-tempered and patriotic nightclub owner, who loves President Kennedy. Lee Harvey Oswald (Frederic Forrest), a troubled loner with a speckled past is looking to merely acquire fame. On November 22, Oswald kills the president. On the 24th, Ruby kills Oswald, being motivated exclusively by his love for the president.
- Michael Lerner as Jack Ruby
- Frederic Forrest as Lee Harvey Oswald
- Lou Frizzell as Captain J. Will Fritz
- Doris Roberts as Eva
- Lanna Saunders as Marina Oswald
- Bruce French as Robert Oswald
- Sandy McPeak as Henry Wade
- Sandy Ward as Jesse Curry
- Brian Dennehy as George Paulsen
- Michael Pataki as Ike Pappas
- Richard Sanders as Agent Kelley
- Gordon Jump as Clyde Gaydosh
- Gwynne Gilford as Little Lyn
- Hillel Silverman as Himself
- Jim Leavelle as Himself
Journalist Jeremiah O'Leary witnessed Ruby's shooting of Oswald in the basement of Dallas Police headquarters on November 24, 1963. In a review for The Washington Times, O'Leary wrote: "The actors and the director succeeded only in making a bore of a weekend that was as exciting as it was horrible."
- "Ruby and Oswald". The New York Times.
- O'Leary, Jeremiah (February 8, 1978). "'Ruby and Oswald'; Those Single Blinding Moments Become A Banal Exercise" (PDF). The Washington Times. Washington, D.C. Section C. Retrieved August 30, 2017.