His last film was also the very first kennedy assassination conspiracy film. When you walk out of executive action, they give you an eightpage newspaper filled with photographs, charts, footnotes and crossreferences to the warren report. Dalton trumbo screenplay, donald freed story, mark lane story language. Executive action, 1973 starring burt lancaster scripted from the book rush to judgement by mark lane first film to challenge the warren commissions lone gunman theory. Dalton trumbos script features many players and a lot of assassinationbased theorizing but it never becomes confusing because he focuses its many elements around a line of reasoning that drives the proposed conspiracy and takes a breathless. Executive action, uses a lot news footage interweaved with scenes,of the charactors conspiring. Executive action 1973 movie clip much of this film. Kennedy, written by dalton trumbo, mark lane, and donald freed, and directed by david miller.
Nolan serves as executive producer along with joy, j. Lets now go back in time to 1973 and richard nixons downfall. Rent executive action 1973 on dvd and bluray dvd netflix. In fact, it was quickly yanked because of bad press too soon, i guess, and wasnt seen again until the late 1980s and then only on tv. Executive action zapruder jfk assassination nwo illuminati. Executive action the 1973 movie, trailers, videos and more at yidio. It is said that these operations may have been conducted by the cias division d, a subsection of the agencys directorate of operations. My free history lesson for the month of november 20. Dec 10, 2014 executive action got people sued, i feel that it was the same treatment put upon jfk later refute, discount and dispute endlessly. Executive action on dvd 085391177470 from warner bros directed by david miller. Executive action 1973 david miller, burt lancaster, robert. Executive action got people sued, i feel that it was the same treatment put upon jfk later refute, discount and dispute endlessly. Executive action by david miller burt lancaster, robert. For this milestone in porkins policy history we were joined by our very good friend tom secker to discuss the 1973 jfk conspiracy thriller executive action.
Download our free nook app escape into a good book things to do at home. Kennedy assassination drama, written by the leading conspiracy theorist mark lane, with donald freed and dalton trumbo, executive action, starring burt lancaster, robert ryan and will geer. Executive action 1973 in 1963, with president john f. To sum up, executive action is smart and engaging film that is worth seeing for anyone interested in intelligent political. This month marks the 50th anniversary of the murder of jfk in dallas, texas.
Mixing narriative segments with newsreel footage, the film tells the story of a group of powerful men who plot the assasination. Executive action film 1973 jfk assassination general. With burt lancaster, robert ryan, will geer, gilbert green. The swaggering foster robert ryan wants jfk dead, but the mysterious and powerful ferguson will geer rebuffs the idea. The year was 1973, and the watergate scandal was beginning to eat away at the nixon administration. Executive action is a 1973 american conspiracy thriller film about the assassination of united states president john f. It wasnt, but it was made on an extremely low budget and didnt have a long run in the theatres. Multiple links are listed since a different versions exist and b many scripts posted become unavailable over time. Watch executive action online stream full movie directv.
Cabals are secret organizations, its usage carries. A possible list of executive action operations may include an attempt to kill fidel castro using a. Executive action remains compelling today because it is a very carefully assembled piece of work. Executive action 1973 pg 1h 31min crime, drama, history 7 november 1973 usa rogue intelligence agents, rightwing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free lance assassins plot and carry out the jfk assassination. We were taken behind the scenes and shown how snipers. Robert ryan and will geer are equally businesslike as they go about justifying their actions. Eventually the hsca arose of the uproar by public demand, we all know the job done then aborted by flakey blakey. I saw executive action in the theater soon after its release in 1973 and was so impressed with this film that i had to have my own personal copy of it.
Burt lancaster stars in this fictional account of a plot against president kennedy by a powerful group of political conspirators who object to his foreign and domestic policies. The film opens in a fancy officewhich, by the way, im pretty sure is the same office used by tim mathesons character in fletch where a group of. Executive action 1973 burt lancaster robert ryan region 2. When i first viewed this film,it looked like it was made for tv, but thanks to the dvd, it was not, the disc is a exellent transfer, probably the original film had a limited release not surprising as it was released in nineteen seventy three. Executive action 1973 burt lancaster, robert ryan, will. Dalton trumbo screenplay, donald freed story stars. The film further hypothesizes that lee harvey oswald not only didnt pull the trigger, but was also set up as a disposable dupe this notion wasnt even new in 1973. There are a few minor goofs such as an occassional 1972 or 1973 model vehicle or hairstyle. Heres the description of the movie off the original vhs sleeve. Executive action by david miller burt lancaster, robert ryan. This blaxploitation classic from writerdirector jack hill was a softcore, violent, female followup version of the earlier film. Action movies 1973 every action movie coming out in 1973.
Starring burt lancaster, robert ryan, will geer, gilbert green. Twenty years before oliver stones jfk, there was another very powerful movie about the kennedy assassination executive action. Jfk assassination documentary the new york times duration. Predecessor to oliver stones jfk this film was one of the first to present an alternative to the warren report version of events. Kennedy growing more liberal and humanitarian in his policies, a shadowy cabal of texas oil magnates, hardline conservatives, intelligence agents and rogue operatives meet to discuss possible action. Executive action the first jfk movie northwest research. Executive action dvd 1973 dvd empire free shipping.
Rent executive action 1973 starring burt lancaster and robert ryan on dvd and bluray. Executive action 1973 david miller, burt lancaster. Coffy 1973 after the success of the blaxploitation action film shaft 1971, films targeted at innercity black male audiences began to multiply on movie screens. Robert ryan died shortly after completing the movie, you can see how thin he is from the cancer. Rogue intelligence agents, rightwing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free lance assassins plot and carry out the jfk assassination in this speculative agitprop. In the second half of the film three come on screen for a couple of lines or less. The possibility is frightening rogue intelligence agents, rightwing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free lance assassins plot and carry out the jfk assassination in this speculative agitprop.
A cabal is a group of persons united in some close design, usually to promote their private views and interests in church or state by intrigue. Starring burt lanchaster and robert ryan, this film follows the exploits of a rightwing cabal of businessmen, politicians and exintelligence operatives as they plot and carry out the. This makes millers 1973 film a direct precursor of stones 1991 epic jfk, which spins out a likeminded story in far more detail. Marking the 10th anniversary of that murderous day was a film called executive action, enfilm released on november 7, 1973. Feb 26, 2016 executive action 1973 pg 1h 31min crime, drama, history 7 november 1973 usa rogue intelligence agents, rightwing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free lance assassins plot and carry out the jfk assassination in this speculative agitprop. The original vhs is a collector item so im keeping it for that reason. Feb 26, 2014 released ten years after the assassination was the film we are looking at today1973s executive action. However as judge garrison had done, more information was released to you and i. Miller had previously worked with trumbo on his film lonely are the brave 1962. First they must recruit and train a shooter, then frame lee harvey oswald. Its designed to convince you that the movies version of the kennedy assassination could be true. Before the movie jfk, there was executive action, made in 1973. Executive action makes a plausible case for its hypothesis that a rightwing conspiracy plotted the assassination to rescue the country from a democratic administration with a liberal slant.
Jfk executive action feature film 1973 clip youtube. In the 1973 movie executive action special forces lingo for assassination of leader snipers played a starring role. The film opens in a fancy officewhich, by the way, im pretty sure is the same office used by tim mathesons character in fletch where a group of men have gathered to discuss some sinister plans. Kennedy growing more liberal and humanitarian in his policies, a shadowy cabal of texas oil magnates, hardline conservatives, intelligence. A mustsee for history buffs and conspiracy theorists, some. Chilling conspiracy to assassinate john f kennedy by a cabal of rich businessmen with the backing of certain individuals in the intelligence community. Released ten years after the assassination was the film we are looking at today1973s executive action. It is definitely worth watching on your computer for free. Publication date 201401 usage public domain mark 1. Burt lancaster gives a very convincing performance as the man who facilitates the executive action. Executive action 1973 david miller, burt lancaster, robert ryan, will geer, crime, drama, history october 31, 2015 a dramatization about how the high level covert conspirators in the jfk assassination might have planned and plotted the assassination based on the data and facts of the case.1460 46 1393 738 771 991 409 1181 1026 226 390 1427 1186 614 954 759 1193 13 937 1006 913 1053 643 385 1291 80 131 1342 846 1353 536 1315 1020 1243 1447 423