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Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (1963)

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The home movie footage that caught the assassination of the American President, John F. Kennedy.

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Credited cast:
Charles Brehm ...
Himself (onlooker, with son)
Howard Brennan ...
Himself (onlooker)
John Connally ...
Himself
Nellie Connally ...
Herself
William Greer ...
Himself (driver)
Bobby Hargis ...
Himself (policeman, on motorcycle)
George W. Hickey ...
Himself (in following limousine, in back seat) (unconfirmed)
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Himself
Jean Hill ...
Herself (onlooker, in red coat)
Roy Kellerman ...
Himself (beside Greer)
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Himself
Samuel A. Kinney ...
Himself (driver, in following limousine)
Paul E. Landis ...
Himself (in following limousine, behind Ready) (only in extended frame version)
B.J. Martin ...
Himself (policeman, on motorcycle)
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President John F. Kennedy is shown riding in an open-top car with his wife and several others, waving at crowds on the sidewalk. He is hit by a bullet and clutches his throat as the others react with surprise. Another shot hits Kennedy in the head and he collapses. A Secret Service agent runs up to the car, and Mrs. Kennedy climbs onto the trunk to pull him aboard as the car speeds away. Written by Eric Sorensen

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The National Archives stored the film on behalf of Zapruder's heirs, but has since used eminent domain compensation to appropriate the film and now owns the original outright. See more »

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Being a home movie, this film has no credits. See more »

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Most historic strip of film in American history?
11 September 2000 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

I remember when various stills from this film were printed in LIFE magazine but the actual head shot images were apparently forbidden to be seen at the time. Now this historic piece of film is available to all. It only lasts a few seconds but the important roll it has played in history is legendary. So many theories, questions, debates etc. about the assassination of the 35th president of the United States have been raised over the years and they almost always center around this small strip of film.


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