The story of John Henry Faulk, a radio/TV personality of the 1950s, who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Faulk sued the organization that was behind the blacklisting, and the ... See full summary »
George C. Scott,
The title of this film is a reference to the book "The Guns of August," which had greatly impressed President Kennedy and from which he drew inspiration in dealing with the Cuban Missile Crisis. See more »
In one of the Oval Office meetings with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the remark that: "You're in a pretty bad fix, Mr. President," is erroneously attributed to Marine Corps General Shoup. In actuality, it was uttered by General Curtis LeMay prompting the President's well-known response, "Well, you're in it with me." See more »
This really impressed me when first I viewed it in '74. The real standout was William Devane as JFK. One of the most realistic pieces of casting and portrayls I've seen! Only on the close ups could you tell that it was Devane. His accent and demeanour were perfection. In other words he was JFK!
Everyone else was superb as was the story, camera work, direction etc. The casting was brilliant and more than that REAL! This was truly a winner from start to finish.
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