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JFK -- An Academy Award-winning docudrama chronicling New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison's investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
JFK -- A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
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Writers (WGA):
Oliver Stone (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
20 December 1991 (USA) See more »
The Story That Won't Go Away See more »
A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sally Kirkland ... Rose Cheramie
Anthony Ramirez ... Epileptic
Ray LePere ... Zapruder
Steve Reed ... John F. Kennedy - Double
Jodie Farber ... Jackie Kennedy - Double (as Jodi Farber)
Columbia Dubose ... Nellie Connally - Double
Randy Means ... Gov. Connally - Double

Kevin Costner ... Jim Garrison

Jay O. Sanders ... Lou Ivon
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

Edward Asner ... Guy Bannister

Jack Lemmon ... Jack Martin

Vincent D'Onofrio ... Bill Newman

Gary Oldman ... Lee Harvey Oswald

Sissy Spacek ... Liz Garrison
Pat Pierre Perkins ... Mattie (as Pat Perkins)

Brian Doyle-Murray ... Jack Ruby

Wayne Knight ... Numa Bertel

Michael Rooker ... Bill Broussard

Laurie Metcalf ... Susie Cox

Gary Grubbs ... Al Oser

Beata Pozniak ... Marina Oswald
Tom Howard ... L.B.J.
John William Galt ... L.B.J. (voice)

Joe Pesci ... David Ferrie

Ron Jackson ... FBI Spokesman

Walter Matthau ... Senator Long
Amy Long ... Virginia Garrison
Scott Krueger ... Snapper Garrison

Sean Stone ... Jasper Garrison
Allison Pratt Davis ... Elizabeth Garrison

Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Lee Bowers
Red Mitchell ... Sgt. Harkness
Ronald von Klaussen ... Hobo #1

John S. Davies ... Hobo #2
Michael Ozag ... Hobo #3

Tony Plana ... Carlos Bringuier

Tommy Lee Jones ... Clay Shaw

Tomas Milian ... Leopoldo
Raul Aranas ... Angelo

John Candy ... Dean Andrews
John C. Martin ... Prison Guard

Kevin Bacon ... Willie O'Keefe
Henri Alciatore ... Maitre d'
Willem Oltmans ... George DeMohrenschildt

Gail Cronauer ... Janet Williams
Gary Carter ... Bill Williams
Roxie M. Frnka ... Earlene Roberts
Zeke Mills ... J.C. Price
James N. Harrell ... Sam Holland
Ray Redd ... Dodd
Ellen McElduff ... Jean Hill

Sally Vahle ... Mary Moorman (as Sally Nystuen)

Jo Anderson ... Julia Ann Mercer

Marco Perella ... Mercer Interrogator

Edwin Neal ... Mercer Interrogator
Spain Logue ... FBI Agent #1 with Hill

Darryl Cox ... FBI Agent #2 with Hill
T.J. Kennedy ... Hill Interrogator
Carolina McCullough ... Stripper
Jim Garrison ... Earl Warren
J.J. Johnston ... Mobster with Broussard
R. Bruce Elliott ... Bolton Ford Dealer
Barry Chambers ... Man at Firing Range
Linda Flores Wade ... Sylvia Odio
William Larsen ... Will Fritz
Alec Gifford ... TV Newsman #2
Eric A. Vicini ... French Reporter
Michael Gurievsky ... Russian Reporter
Caroline Crosthwaite-Eyre ... British Reporter
Helen Miller ... Garrison Receptionist
Harold G. Herthum ... Coroner (as Harold Herthum)
Wayne Tippit ... FBI Agent - Frank

Donald Sutherland ... X

Dale Dye ... General Y
Norman Davis ... Colonel Reich
Errol McLendon ... Man with Umbrella
Bruce Gelb ... Board Room Man

Jerry Douglas ... Board Room Man
Ryan MacDonald ... Board Room Man
Duane Grey ... Board Room Man

George R. Robertson ... White House Man (as George Robertson)
Baxter Harris ... White House Man
John Seitz ... General Lemnitzer
Alex Rodine ... White House Man (as Alex Rodzi Rodine)
Sam Stoneburner ... White House Man
Odin K. Langford ... Officer Habighorst

Bob Gunton ... TV Newsman #3
Nathan Scott ... John Chancler
Jorge Fernández ... Miguel Torres (as Jorge Fernandez)
Roy Barnitt ... Irvin F. Dymond
Alvin Spicuzza ... Bailiff

John Finnegan ... Judge Haggerty
Walter Breaux ... Vernon Bundy
Michael Skipper ... James Teague
Melodee Bowman ... FBI Receptionist
I.D. Brickman ... Dr. Peters
Joseph Nadell ... Dr. McClelland
Chris Robinson ... Dr. Humes

Peter Maloney ... Colonel Finck
Chris Renna ... Bethesda Doctor
Dalton Dearborn ... Army General
Merlyn Sexton ... Admiral Kenney
Steve F. Price Jr. ... Pathologist #1
Tom Bullock ... Pathologist #2
Ruary O'Connell ... Pathologist #3
Christopher Kosiciuk ... FBI Agent at Autopsy
John Reneau ... A Team Shooter
Stanley White ... B Team Shooter
Richard Rutowski ... Fence Shooter
Bill Bolender ... Prisoner Powell
Larry Melton ... Patrolman Joe Smith

Carol Farabee ... Carolyn Arnold
Willie Minor ... Bonnie Ray Williams
Ted Pennebaker ... Arnold Rowland
Bill Pickle ... Marion Baker
Mykel Chaves ... Sandra Styles

Price Carson ... Tippet

Gil Glasgow ... Tippet Shooter
Bob Orwig ... Officer Poe
Loys T. Bergeron ... Jury Foreman (as Loys Bergeron)
Kristina Hare ... Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Agnes Aurelio ... District Attorney Staff Member (credited on Director's Cut)
David Benn ... Kenny O'Donnell (credited on Director's Cut)
Johnny Brink ... Roy Truly (credited on Director's Cut)

Lolita Davidovich ... Beverly Oliver (credited on Director's Cut)
Hugh Feagin ... Dr. Rose (credited on Director's Cut)

Doug Jackson ... Stage manager (credited on Director's Cut)
George Kelly ... Jerry Johnson's Sidekick (credited on Director's Cut)
Victor Kempster ... Samuel (credited on Director's Cut)

John Larroquette ... Jerry Johnson (credited on Director's Cut)

Maria Mason ... Garrison's Secretary (credited in Director's Cut)

Ron Rifkin ... Mr. Goldberg / Spiesel (credited on Director's Cut)
John St. Paul ... Airport Police Sergeant (credited on Director's Cut)
Murray Stokes ... FBI Agent at Airport (credited on Director's Cut)
Ann Strub ... Banister's Secretary (credited in Director's Cut)
Gary Taggart ... Doctor (credited on Director's Cut)
Henry Tull III ... Clinton Sheriff (credited on Director's Cut)

Frank Whaley ... Oswald Imposter (credited on Director's Cut)
Carolyn T. Wright ... Clinton Witness (credited on Director's Cut)

Dan Andreiu ... Businessman (uncredited)

Kevin Beard ... (uncredited)
Richard Bissell ... Himself - CIA (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hale Boggs ... Himself - Warren Commission (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jeff Bornstein ... Hitman (uncredited)
Willy Brandt ... Himself - with JFK in Berlin (archive footage) (uncredited)
Charles Brehm ... Himself - in Zapruder Film (archive footage) (uncredited)
Leonid Brezhnev ... Himself - Behind Khrushchev (archive footage) (uncredited)
Raymond Buck ... HImself - with JFK in Fort Worth (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rebecca Bustamante ... Young Woman (uncredited)
Earle Cabell ... Himself - Dallas Mayor (archive footage) (uncredited)

Fidel Castro ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
John Connally ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Nellie Connally ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Christopher E. Cooper ... Bobby Fischer (uncredited)
John Sherman Cooper ... Himself - Warren Commission, Behind Boggs (archive footage) (uncredited)

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Interviewing JFK & Announcing His Death (archive footage) (uncredited)

Douglas Cunningham ... Texas Theater Bystander (uncredited)

Benjamin Dane ... Cop in Yellow Slicker (uncredited)
J.C. Day ... Himself - Holding Rifle Aloft (archive footage) (uncredited)
Charles de Gaulle ... Himself - Leading Dignitaries at JFK Funeral (archive footage) (uncredited)

Marie Del Marco ... Secretary in Window (uncredited)
Craig Deroche ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
Ngo Dinh Diem ... Himself - Walking with Stick (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alan Donnes ... Reporter (uncredited)
Allen Dulles ... Himself - CIA Director (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself - Farewell Address (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ludwig Erhard ... Himself - behind Haile Selassie (archive footage) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Orlando Gallegos ... Plaza Witness (uncredited)
Sam Giancana ... Himself - with Sunglasses and White Hat, Encountering Reporter (archive footage) (uncredited)
Roswell Gilpatric ... Himself - with LBJ and McNamara (archive footage) (uncredited)
William Greer ... Himself - Secret Service Agent (archive footage) (uncredited)
Robert J. Groden ... Courtroom Projectionist (uncredited)
Andrei Gromyko ... Himself - Behind Khrushchev (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bobby Hargis ... Himself - Dallas Police (archive footage) (uncredited)

Clint Hill ... Himself - Secret Service Agent (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jimmy Hoffa ... Himself - Questioned by RFK (archive footage) (uncredited)
J. Edgar Hoover ... Himself - with JFK (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hubert H. Humphrey ... Himself - Behind LBJ (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jacquelyn Twodat Jackson ... Restaurant diner (uncredited)

Jesse Jackson ... Himself - After Assassination of Martin Luther King (archive footage) (uncredited)
Claudio Jacobellis ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Lady Bird Johnson ... Herself - at JFK Funeral (archive footage) (uncredited)

Lyndon Johnson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Laurie Jenkins Jones ... Plaza Witness (uncredited)
Roy Kellerman ... Himself - Secret Service Agent (archive footage) (uncredited)

Chuck Kelley ... Dallas County Sherriff (uncredited)

John Kennedy Jr. ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Caroline Kennedy ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ethel Kennedy ... Herself - Behind RFK During Final Speech (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jacqueline Kennedy ... Herself - in Zapruder Film (archive footage) (uncredited)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself - in Zapruder Film (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joseph P. Kennedy ... Himself - with Family (archive footage) (uncredited)
Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rose Kennedy ... Herself - with Family (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ted Kennedy ... Himself - at JFK Funeral (archive footage) (uncredited)
Nikita Khrushchev ... Himself - with JFK (archive footage) (uncredited)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Edward G. Lansdale ... Himself - with LeMay, McNamara, Taylor (archive footage) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)

Peter Lawford ... Himself - at JFK Funeral, Behind Ted Kennedy (archive footage) (uncredited)
Curtis LeMay ... Himself - in Front of Map, Beside McNamara (archive footage) (uncredited)
Henry Cabot Lodge ... Himself - with LBJ (archive footage) (uncredited)
Patrice Lumumba ... Himself - with White Shirt, Hands Bound behind Back (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ada Lynn ... Marguerite Oswald (uncredited)

James MacArthur ... David McVey - in Film 'Cry of Battle' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Robert Marshall ... Warren Commission Attorney (uncredited)
B.J. Martin ... Himself - Dallas Police (archive footage) (uncredited)
Eugene McCarthy ... Himself - Campaigning (archive footage) (uncredited)
John J. McCloy ... Himself - Warren Commission, Beside Russell (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tim McIntyre ... Himself - Secret Service Agent (archive footage) (uncredited)

Robert McNamara ... Himself - in Vietnam (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mary Moorman ... Herself - in Zapruder Film (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mohammed Mossadegh ... Himself - with the Shah (archive footage) (uncredited)
John M. Newman ... Officer with Top Secret Document (uncredited)
Pat Nixon ... Herself - with Richard Nixon (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself - During Kennedy-Nixon Debate (archive footage) (uncredited)
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi ... Himself - Holding Long Knife (archive footage) (uncredited)
David F. Powers ... Himself - Carrying Casket at Andrews AFB (archive footage) (uncredited)
Francis Gary Powers ... Himself - on Trial in Soviet Union (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Lewis Puff ... Parkland Staff (uncredited)
Nelson Rockefeller ... Himself - Behind Richard and Pat Nixon (archive footage) (uncredited)
Carl Rooney ... Gold Man (uncredited)
Johnny Roselli ... Himself - with Sunglasses and Red Tie (archive footage) (uncredited)
Roman Rudenko ... Himself - with Gary Powers (archive footage) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Richard Russell ... Himself - Warren Commission (archive footage) (uncredited)

Codie Scott ... Man in Court (uncredited)
Haile Selassie ... Himself - with DeGaulle at JFK Funeral (archive footage) (uncredited)

Martin Sheen ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
David M. Shoup ... Himself - Sitting Down with Taylor and Anderson (archive footage) (uncredited)
Logan Douglas Smith ... Airline Passenger to D.C. (uncredited)
Adlai Stevenson ... Himself - at the UN (archive footage) (uncredited)
Maxwell Taylor ... Himself - with LBJ and MacNamara (archive footage) (uncredited)
Henry M. Wade ... Himself - Dallas District Attorney (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mark Edward Walters ... Assasination Witness (uncredited)
Earl Warren ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
John B. Wells ... Dan Rather (uncredited)

Jim White ... Reporter #3 (uncredited)
Phillip L. Willis ... Himself - in Zapruder Film (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rosemary Willis ... Herself - in Zapruder Film (archive footage) (uncredited)
Louis Steven Witt ... Himself - in Zapruder Film (archive footage) (uncredited)
Angus G. Wynne III ... Colonel (uncredited)
Malcolm X ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Oliver Stone 
Writing credits
Oliver Stone (screenplay) &
Zachary Sklar (screenplay)

Jim Garrison  book "On the Trail of the Assassins" and
Jim Marrs  book "Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy"

Produced by
A. Kitman Ho .... producer
Arnon Milchan .... executive producer
Joseph P. Reidy .... associate producer (as Joseph Reidy)
Oliver Stone .... producer
Clayton Townsend .... co-producer
Original Music by
John Williams 
Cinematography by
Robert Richardson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Joe Hutshing 
Pietro Scalia 
Casting by
Risa Bramon Garcia  (as Risa Bramon García)
Billy Hopkins 
Heidi Levitt 
Production Design by
Victor Kempster 
Art Direction by
Derek R. Hill 
Alan Tomkins  (as Alan R. Tomkins)
Set Decoration by
Crispian Sallis 
Costume Design by
Marlene Stewart 
Makeup Department
Martha Marek Beresford .... hair stylist (as Martha Beresford)
Craig Berkeley .... makeup artist
Ron Berkeley .... key makeup artist
Bonnie Clevering .... hair stylist
Wade Daily .... makeup artist
Elle Elliott .... key hair stylist
Deborah Mills-Whitlock .... hair stylist (as Deborah Mills Gusmano)
Cassandra Scott .... makeup artist
Ron Scott .... hair stylist
Elaine Thomas .... makeup artist
Kelvin R. Trahan .... hair stylist: Ms. Spacek (as Kelvin Trahan)
Kelvin R. Trahan .... makeup artist: Ms. Spacek (as Kelvin Trahan)
James Gawley .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Jeff Goodwin .... makeup consultant (uncredited)
Stacy Kelly .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Raymond Mackintosh .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
William H. Brown .... post-production supervisor (as Bill Brown)
Clayton Townsend .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Burns .... second assistant director (as Joseph R. Burns)
Deborah Lupard .... second second assistant director
Joseph P. Reidy .... first assistant director (as Joseph Reidy)
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... second unit director (uncredited)
David Robertson .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Rodney Armanino .... construction coordinator
Alice Baker .... assistant set decorator
Tana Bishop .... art department coordinator: Dallas
Mandy Brou .... set dresser
Lance Cheatham .... swing gang
Kelly Curley .... art department coordinator: New Orleans
Bill Darrow .... stand-by painter
Stephanie Emery .... set dresser
Ulysses Fred .... swing gang
Margery Z. Gabrielson .... assistant art director
Dale Haugo .... lead scenic artist
Frank Hendrick .... set dressing lead: New Orleans (as Frank Hendrick Jr.)
Colin D. Irwin .... assistant art director
John A. Kelly .... scenic artist
Bruce Kerner .... master signwriter: Dallas
Donald E. Kerns .... gang boss
Barby Kirk .... props
Jack Kostelnik .... construction foreman
Larry Langley .... construction foreman
Jamie Maheu .... set dresser
David McGrath .... set dresser (as David Mcgrath)
Bennie F. Miles Jr. .... gang boss
Cynthia Pater .... graphics
John Patterson .... gang boss
Jason Perlander .... swing gang
Michael Rizzo .... assistant art director
Scott Rosenstock .... on-set dresser
Mary Saisselin .... set designer (as Mary Finn)
David Schlesinger .... assistant set decorator
Amy Shaff .... on-set dresser
Phil Shirey .... set dressing lead: Dallas
J. Grey Smith .... property master
Jeff Sullivan .... construction shop manager
Jeffrey Scott Taylor .... swing gang
George Toomer Jr. .... assistant set decorator (as George R. Toomer Jr.)
Jim Williams .... swing gang
Thomas Wright .... props (as Tom Wright)
Travis Wright .... props
Derek Abernathy .... carpenter (uncredited)
Alan Allinger .... carpenter (uncredited)
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Carl Catanese .... set buyer: Washington, DC (uncredited)
Dennis Collins .... painter (uncredited)
Paul Etheredge .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Bryan Felty .... props (uncredited)
Floyd Gentry .... painter (uncredited)
Michael Hendrick .... set dresser (uncredited)
Dave Kelsey .... sign writer (uncredited)
Bruce Richardson .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Chuck Stringer .... carpenter (uncredited)
Keith Wall .... set dresser (uncredited)
Robert H. Winn .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... dialogue editor
Mary Andrews .... adr editor
David A. Arnold .... dialogue editor
Christopher Assells .... dialogue editor
Robert Batha .... assistant sound editor
Lon Bender .... additional audio
Sandy Berman .... foley editor
Bob Bowman .... assistant sound editor
Joseph A. Brennan .... sound engineer
Kurt Courtland .... assistant sound editor
Bill Daly .... sound mixer: Dealey Plaza
Richard Dwan Jr. .... dialogue editor (as Richard Dwan)
Alison Fisher .... dialogue editor
Scott Martin Gershin .... sound effects editor
Avram D. Gold .... adr supervisor
Meredith Gold .... foley editor
Mark Gordon .... dialogue editor
Jerelyn J. Harding .... adr editor (as Jerelyn Harding)
Bob Hile .... machine operator
Elizabeth Kenton .... assistant sound editor
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor
Judson Leach .... apprentice sound editor
Mark 'Frito' Long .... sound recordist
Tod A. Maitland .... production sound mixer
Christian P. Minkler .... machine operator (as Chris Minkler)
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Bob Newlan .... dialogue editor
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
T.J. O'Mara .... boom operator (as Terence J. O'Mara)
Greg Orloff .... foley mixer
Kelly Oxford .... dubbing editor
Mark Pappas .... foley editor
John Rice .... apprentice sound editor
Dan M. Rich .... dialogue editor (as Dan Rich)
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer
Jay B. Richardson .... sound effects editor (as Jay Richardson)
David M. Roberts .... utility sound (as David Roberts)
Wylie Stateman .... supervising sound editor
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Kim Waugh .... additional audio
Hugo Weng .... dialogue editor
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor
Linda Yeaney .... assistant sound editor
David Young .... additional audio
Dino Dimuro .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Michael P. Henning .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Joseph Holsen .... sound editor (uncredited)
Jeff Timbs .... daily sound transferer (uncredited)
Peter J. Verrando .... sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Bill Weinman .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Margaret Johnson .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Warren Keillor .... special effects props (uncredited)
Randy E. Moore .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Bob Shelley .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Miller Drake .... optical supervisor
Webster Whinery .... stunt coordinator
Kevin Beard .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Jeff Bornstein .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Jamie Dierlam .... stunts (uncredited)
Michael Kocurek .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Perez .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Richard Phillips .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Autry Ward .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Sidney Ray Baldwin .... still photographer (as Sidney Baldwin)
Jerry G. Callaway .... additional camera operator
Donald Carlson .... first assistant camera (as Donald C. Carlson)
Robert C. Carlson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Centrella .... key grip
Kenny Davis .... dolly grip (as Ken Davis)
Simon Jayes .... crane operator: Technocrane
Marty Kassab-Chaney .... video assist (as Marty Kassab)
Jeff Kluttz .... best boy grip
J. Michael McClary .... additional camera operator (as Michael Mcclary)
James M. Muro .... Steadicam operator (as James Muro)
Reinhart 'Rayteam' Peschke .... chief lighting technician (as Ray Peschke)
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... camera operator (as Philip Pfeiffer)
Frank Scheidbach .... assistant chief lighting technician
Faires A. Sekiya .... second assistant camera (as Faires Kuriyakin Anderson)
John Shoemaker .... rigging gaffer (as John Brook Shoemaker)
Richard Sobin .... camera loader
Dan Turek .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Peter J. Verrando .... video playback
Michael F. Burke .... electrician (uncredited)
Mike Chevalier .... director of photography: title sequence (uncredited)
Mark A. Hatley .... grip (uncredited)
Brett Mabry .... electrician (uncredited)
Michael Off .... assistant camera: additional scenes (uncredited)
Harry Rez .... key grip: title sequence (uncredited)
Casting Department
Juel Bestrop .... casting associate
Sandra Dawes .... location casting: New Orleans
Ann Goulder .... casting assistant: New York
Kevin Howard .... extras casting: Dallas
Dave Leblanc .... casting assistant: New Orleans
Amy Levy-Lancaster .... casting assistant: Dallas (as Amy Levy Lancaster)
Kris Nicolau .... location casting: Dallas
Rose Marie Puglia .... casting assistant: New Orleans
Suzanne Smith .... casting associate
Melanie Traylor .... casting associate
Mary Vernieu .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fran Allgood .... costumer
Alison Gail Bixby .... costumer (as Gail Bixby)
Dan Bronson .... costume supervisor
Jennifer Dixon .... costumer
Lisa Lovaas .... assistant costume designer
Mark Burchard .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Andria Litto .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
F. Paul Benz .... first assistant editor
Logan Breit .... apprentice editor
Dale Caldwell .... color timer
Hank Corwin .... additional editor
Kate Crossley .... assistant editor
Chris Innis .... apprentice editor
Saar Klein .... post-production intern
Gina Lombardo .... assistant editor (as Gina Silano)
Devon Miller .... second assistant editor
Julie Monroe .... associate editor
Maria Montoreano .... assistant editor (as Maria Schaab)
David Orr .... color timer
Tatiana S. Riegel .... assistant editor
Kurt A. Saterbak .... post-production intern
Peter Lonsdale .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Budd Carr .... executive music producer
Tim Morrison .... musician: principal trumpet, Boston Pops Orchestra
John Neufeld .... orchestrator
Fabienne Rawley .... assistant music editor
Kenneth Wannberg .... music editor (as Ken Wannberg)
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Blake Martin Moulin .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
tomandandy .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
William B. Borges .... transportation captain: New Orleans
Daniel T. Dickerson .... transportation captain (as Dan Dickerson)
Tutt Esquerre .... picture car coordinator: New Orleans
Alvin L. Milliken Sr. .... transportation coordinator (as Alvin Milliken Sr.)
Patrick Hogan .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Jonathan Abrams .... production assistant
Roger Armstrong .... unit publicist
Brooks Baldwin .... dialect coach
Elena Baranova .... dialect coach
Shauna Beal .... assistant: Mr. Milchan
Numa V. Bertel Jr. .... technical advisor
Joleta Bishop .... production assistant
Bob Breall .... technical advisor
Steve Brennan .... production assistant
Daniel Burns .... set production assistant
Kayla Chaillot .... craft service
Howard K. Davis .... technical advisor
Patricia Anne Doherty .... location manager: Dallas
Dale Dye .... technical advisor
Liam Finn .... production secretary
Jeff Flach .... location manager: Dallas
Robert J. Groden .... technical advisor (as Robert Groden)
Kristina Hare .... assistant: Mr. Stone
Roy Hargraves .... technical advisor
Thomas Hayslip .... research assistant
Gerald P. Hemming Jr. .... technical advisor
Julie Herrin .... set production assistant
Elston Howard .... production assistant
Larry N. Howard .... technical advisor (as Larry Howard)
Gary Huckabay .... assistant location manager: New Orleans
Nicholas Irwin .... production assistant
Melissa James .... production assistant
Marion Jenkins .... technical advisor (as Dr. Marion Jenkins)
David Nuell Johnson .... production assistant
Michael Johnson .... production assistant
Dan Karkoska .... production assistant
Lisa D. Kaufman .... assistant auditor
Brad Keller .... production assistant
Margaret Lancaster .... assistant production coordinator: New Orleans
Ron Lewis .... technical advisor
David Lifton .... technical advisor
Susan Malerstein .... script supervisor
Travis Mann .... production assistant
Arthur Manson .... producers' representative
Jim Marrs .... technical advisor
Steven McAfee .... assistant production coordinator: Dallas (as Steven Mcafee)
Margaret McCourt .... location auditor (as Margaret Ann Mccourt)
Tammy McGlynn .... production assistant (as Tammy Mcglynn)
Moira McLaughlin .... assistant: Mr. Costner (as Moira Mclaughlin)
Peter McManus .... assistant auditor (as Peter Mcmanus)
Carla Meyer .... dialect coach
Tim Monich .... dialect coach: Mr. Oldman (as Timothy Monich)
Cindy Nelson .... site coordinator: Dealey Plaza
John M. Newman .... technical advisor (as John Newman)
Beverly Oliver .... technical advisor
Sandra Palacios-Plugge .... assistant location manager: Dallas
Patrick Parrino .... production assistant
Bill Poague .... production assistant
Peggy Pridemore .... location manager: Washington D.C.
L. Fletcher Prouty .... technical advisor (as Col. L. Fletcher Prouty)
Ellen Ray .... technical advisor
Haydn Reiss .... assistant: Mr. Ho
Chris Renna .... production physician (as Dr. Christian Renna)
Juan Ros .... set production assistant
Frank Ruiz .... technical advisor
Jane Rusconi .... research coordinator
Gus Ruso .... technical advisor
Perry R. Russo .... technical advisor (as Perry Russo)
Richard Rutowski .... technical assistant: Mr. Stone
Max Salassi .... production assistant
John Sekula .... production assistant
Keith L. Smith .... intern: A.F.I. (as Keith Smith)
Nick Spetsiotis .... production assistant
Bob Spiegelman .... technical advisor
Christina Stauffer .... set production assistant (as Tina Stauffer)
Barbara-Ann Stein .... comptroller
Joey Stewart .... production assistant
John R. Stockwell .... technical advisor
Elizabeth Stone .... spiritual advisor: Naijo No Ko
Leeann Stonebreaker .... production coordinator
Loring Sumner .... production secretary
Mark Thomason .... stand-in: Mr. Costner
Art Tizon .... office manager: Los Angeles
Ron Towery .... production assistant
David H. Venghaus Jr. .... set production assistant (as Dave Venghaus)
Cyril H. Wecht .... technical advisor (as Cyril H. Wecht M.D. J.D.)
Sarah Whistler .... location manager: New Orleans
Stanley White .... technical advisor
Jerri Whiteman .... assistant auditor
Tom Wilson .... technical advisor
Calvin Wimmer .... production assistant
Stephanie Antosca .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tyler Atkinson .... digital distribution (uncredited)
Kevin Beard .... production assistant (uncredited)
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Mike Childress .... stage manager (uncredited)
Colleen Davie Janes .... production assistant (uncredited)
Charlie French .... key medic: New Orleans (uncredited)
Jean Hill .... technical advisor (uncredited)
David Margulis .... stand-in (uncredited)
Romy Stevenson .... production intern: Dallas (uncredited)
Alan Noel Vega .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michelle Wiesner .... double: Mary Moorman (uncredited)
Abraham Zapruder .... assassination footage: JFK (uncredited)
Azita Zendel .... assistant: Oliver Stone (uncredited)
Timothy A. Foley .... special thanks: Tilden-Foley Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Gale Jackson Nix .... acknowledgment: archival footage provided by (as Family of Orville O. Nix)
Michael W. Proscia .... special thanks
Julie Shapiro .... special thanks: Travelcorps
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Rated R for language
189 min | USA:206 min (director's cut)
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The film alludes to the so called "umbrella man" as being part of the conspiracy, possibly as some type of signal for the shooters since he is standing very near to the limousine as Kennedy is shot. The implication is he and/or his motives were never identified. However, in the late 1970's, around ten years after Clay Shaw's trial, he was identified as Louie Steven Witt, and actually testified before the House Select Committee on Assassinations. According to filmmaker Errol Morris, and published with the New York Times, this mystery man opened his umbrella as Kennedy drove by, not for any sinister reasons, but to protest against Kennedy's father, Joseph P. Kennedy, who was an ambassador to Britain, and is a reference to former British Prime Mister Neville Chamberlain's umbrella. Morris's short film describing this is entitled "The Umbrella Man."See more »
Anachronisms: During the RFK shooting broadcast, Garrison is in the kitchen making a sandwich. On the counter is a jar of Hellmann's mayonnaise with a blue plastic lid. Hellmann's mayo had a metal "twist-off" lid in the '60s, not a plastic "screw-off" one.See more »
[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 is new in the American experience. The total influence - economic, political, even spiritual - is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every office in the federal government. We must guard against the aquisition of unwarranted influence - whether sought or unsought - by the military-industrial complex. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes.
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29 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
No matter how ugly a truth is, it is never uglier than its absence ..., 18 September 2012
Author: ElMaruecan82 from France

On the field of storytelling, "JFK" reminds of Costa Gavras' "Z", a political thriller meticulously deconstructing a politician's murder in a fictional Fascist country. Yet it owes more to Akira Kurosawa's "Rashomon" which presented one reality from as many angles as levels of subjectivity. It's interesting that these films, all one-word titled, were made in the same intervals of time and like "Rashomon" and "Z", "JFK" is less a name than a code that encapsulates behind the mystery and the patriotic mask, a more universal truth about humanity.

Still, patriotism is seriously involved and it's very significant that Oliver Stone, one of America's most prolific political film-makers, much more a Vietnam vet, handled the subject of Kennedy's assassination. As a man who practiced America's ideals on a muddy battlefield, Stone is entitled to question these values he fought for and the integrity of the leaders that sent him out there: indeed, why would America send soldiers to fight foreigners in Vietnam? Why so far when Cuba is so close?

Money is the key. There are no warmongers but businessmen who generate money out of all the steel, the guns, the helicopters, the machines that are blown to pieces in Asia. In fact, Stone didn't make a Vietnam and a President trilogy but a colossal oeuvre about Politics and War. And to a certain extent, Kennedy can be regarded as one of the Vietnam War's victims, as a collateral damage: he was against the conflict and got killed before putting an end to it. It doesn't point an accusing finger on the Army, but it highlights at least one serious motive for Kennedy's assassination.

And that's the essence of the investigation lead by District Attorney Garrison, Kevin Costner at the peak of his bank-ability. Garrison isn't satisfied with the conclusions of the Warren Commission that validated the "isolated killer" theory, incarnated by Lee Harvey Oswald (a remarkable Gary Oldman) who conveniently died before his trial. What was his motive anyway? The Commission closed the case, leaving a bunch of altered testimonies, witnesses silenced before exposing their truth and so many unanswered questions. Garrison smells something fishy and who wouldn't? And the compass to guide his investigation is the elementary question: who benefits from the crime?

And this is where Kennedy's assassination takes a sort of legendary aura, playing as a modern version of Julius Caesar. Kennedy could have made a lot of enemies everywhere: CIA, Russia, Cubans, although I wouldn't regard it as an omission, the film didn't even mention the possibility of an involvement from the Federal Reserve Bank since Kennedy always defended the sovereignty of the dollar. But as the film progresses, it gets clearer that Kennedy was a man to eliminate, and one of "JFK"'s highlights (which is saying a lot) is carried by the revelations delivered by Donald Sutherland as Mr. X, in Washington.

There are two levels in "JFK", the mystery surrounding the murder and the investigation, what happened and what is known. And both interact in a masterstroke of editing, probably one of the most complicated, intricate and brilliant ever committed to screen, certainly a school-case for wannabe editors. Literally, "JFK" is served like a salad of documents, flashbacks, excerpts from the Zapruder film, archive footage, memories, truths and lies, shot in every possible way (sepia, 16mm, amateur, black and white) and as Roger Ebert pointed out, the film would have been harder to follow with an unchanging shooting. The salad is rich but digestible.

And like a 1000-piece puzzle, "JFK" is an assemblage of different portions of reality that tend to get Garrison, if not closer to the 'final image', further from the Warren's conclusions. On that level, the film provides an extraordinary cast of supporting characters, from Jack Lemmon to Joe Pesci, from Kevin Bacon to John Candy, each one leading to one certainty: there was a conspiracy. The analysis of the Zapruder film revealed the timing between the first and last shot, making implausible the 'one-killer' hypothesis, even if he's a sharpshooter. And this very implausibility implies the presence of a second person, which is enough to validate the idea of a conspiracy.

And last but not least, there's the excitability of some interrogated people who know that they put their lives at stakes if they talk. The film is driven by a sense of paranoia that conveys its greatest thrills. What can be more emotionally engaging than a quest for truth anyway, especially when it undermines the deepest beliefs of any good citizen? One of Garrison's employees, played by Michael Rooker, can't accept the possibility of Johnson's involvement, even Garrison's wife (Sissy Spacek) represent this side of America that wants to turn the page. Garrison has detractors and it starts in his own private circle, before he becomes a target for the media.

Garrison embodies the struggle of a man who wants to reconcile with America's ideals, he doesn't fight the government because he's against it, but because the government acts against the people. He feels like owing this to Kennedy, to his vision of America, to his sons, and as his investigation goes on, he witnesses the deaths of Martin Luther King, of Bobby Kennedy, and realizes that the system that killed Kennedy still prevails. Garrison's struggle is magnificently conveyed by the sort of inspirational score that only John Williams could have performed.

"JFK" works on every cinematic level, it's one of the best political films and best conspiracy movies ever made because it doesn't try to tell its own truth but to belie a fallacious version. It starts with an axiom: there was a conspiracy, and as long as it won't be solved, there's an emotional wound in America's heart that would never be healed.

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