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A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Anthony Ramirez ...
Ray LePere ...
Steve Reed ...
Jodie Farber ...
Jackie Kennedy - Double (as Jodi Farber)
Columbia Dubose ...
Randy Means ...
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E.J. Morris ...
Plaza Witness #1
Cheryl Penland ...
Plaza Witness #2
Jim Gough ...
Plaza Witness #3
Perry R. Russo ...
Angry Bar Patron
Mike Longman ...
TV Newsman #1
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Storyline

On November 22, 1963, president John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas. Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested for the crime and subsequently shot by Jack Ruby, supposedly avenging the president's death. An investigation concludes that Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby acted alone in their respective crimes, but Louisiana district attorney Jim Garrison is skeptical. Assembling a trusted group of people, Garrison conducts his own investigation, bringing about backlash from powerful government and political figures. Written by Cole Matthews

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He's a District Attorney. He will risk his life, the lives of his family, everything he holds dear for the one thing he holds sacred... the truth. See more »


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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20 December 1991 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$70,405,498 (USA)
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Trivia

When Joe Pesci is ranting about the assassination, saying that no one will ever solve the JFK murder, he utters the famous line, "It's a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma...." He was paraphrasing Winston Churchill's quotation, made in a radio broadcast in October 1939: "I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest." See more »

Goofs

Garrison's assistant tells him that it "takes a minimum of 2.3 seconds to recycle this thing {the Carcano}." The HSCA concluded that it was possible to fire the rifle within 1.66 seconds using the open iron sights, but it was not formed until 1976, seven years after the Shaw trial. The Warren Report, published in 1964, five years before the Shaw trial, stated that at least 2.3 seconds were required between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
title card: "To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards of men." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
President Eisenhower: ...We have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. And to do this three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishement. We annually spend on military security alone...
Narrator: January, 1961. President Dwight D. Eisenhowers's Farewell Address to the Nation.
President Eisenhower: ...This conjunction of an immense military establishment and arms industry ...
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Referenced in 'Til There Was You (1997) See more »

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Drummers' Salute
Arranged by D. G. McCroskie
Performed by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Courtesy of Fiesta Records Co. Inc.
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To all those idiots who think this movie is a propaganda.
4 August 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Its no more a hidden truth that JFK was murdered as his ideologies went against the interest of the Military Industrial Complex.The government,CIA,FBI and Corporate Mafia were all involved in this conspiracy.May be this movie has went above the head of some idiots who call it a speculation and a propaganda or a conspiracy theory.

The subsequent expenditure of trillions of American Taxpayers money to wage war by various presidents especially President Bush(both senior and junior) establishes the fact that America is a democracy not of American people but of American Capitalist Mafia.Imagine how much money the American government spends on countering Terrorism and then think who benefits from these investment.


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