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The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes (1992)

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963 at the age of 46. Attractive and charismatic, he was one of the most ... See full summary »




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Credited cast:
Jim Garrison ...
Himself - Former New Orleans DA (archive footage) (as Judge Jim Garrison)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Alford ...
F. Irvin Dymond ...
David Ferrie ...
Eberhardt Garrison ...
Elizabeth Garrison ...
Jasper Garrison ...
Virginia Garrison ...
Robert J. Groden ...
Himself - Author (as Robert Groden)
Ed Hoffman ...
Lou Ivon ...
Gayle Nix Jackson ...
Herself (as Gale Jackson Nix)
Nicholas Katzenbach ...
Mark Lane ...
Himself - Attorney and Author


John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963 at the age of 46. Attractive and charismatic, he was one of the most popular and youngest presidents in American history. In this engaging documentary, with insight and erudition, we trace JFK's early political career, candidacy, presidency, and examine his enduring popularity.

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22 July 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Assassinato de JFK - Os Tapes de Jim Garrison  »

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Oliver Stone, director of JFK (1991), said of this documentary: "If you thought JFK (1991) was important and you want the factual background to the maligned Garrison investigation, see this film", and stating also that this doc is, "the perfect companion piece to JFK (1991), the movie". See more »


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JFK assassination 101 (web)
29 January 2014 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

With all those books and movies, this tragedy appears like taking a true course in Law, politics, criminal investigation. It's like a maze, every fact, every one can be contradicted. This documentary is interesting as it's an excellent visual companion to the book written by the man having engaged the only one legal action about this case!

What are my conclusions ? The attorney says that the company did it. If it wasn't true, why all his moles in his office and the libels attack against him ? Could those tactics come from the usual culprits : LHO ? Organized crime ? Soviet Block ? The second interesting fact was Shaw's involvement : it's true that it's a bit loose to tie him clearly with conspiracy of murder on the only basis he knew LHO. But it's also clear that he knew LHO and as he was a company man, Garrison is right that he had for mission to give LHO a communist look. It's exactly what happened to LHO when leaving New Orleans and going to Mexico.

What's totally revealing here (and funny) is that in Mexico, the company man in charge of this re-looking was « Maurice Bishop » (read Gaeton Fonzi's investigation), the close to be mastermind behind the coup and the really first interview in the documentary ! Having this man introduced the documentary may be not so coincidental so?

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