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Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (1963)

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

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Charles Brehm ...
Himself - Onlooker with Son (uncredited)
Howard Brennan ...
Himself - Onlooker (uncredited)
John Connally ...
Himself - Governor of Texas (uncredited)
Nellie Connally ...
Herself - First Lady of Texas (uncredited)
William Greer ...
Himself - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Bobby Hargis ...
Himself - Dallas Police Officer (uncredited)
George W. Hickey ...
Himself - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
...
Himself - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Jean Hill ...
Herself - Onlooker in Red Coat (uncredited)
Roy Kellerman ...
Himself - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
...
Herself - First Lady of the United States of America (uncredited)
...
Himself - President of the United States of America (uncredited)
Samuel A. Kinney ...
Himself - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Paul E. Landis ...
Himself - U.S. Secret Service Agent (only in extended frame version) (uncredited)
B.J. Martin ...
Himself - Dallas Police Officer (uncredited)
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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 film of President John F. Kennedy's assassination was first taken to Dallas television station WFAA-TV for immediate developing. An ABC affiliate then and now, WFAA-TV was among the first TV stations to broadcast the footage, in 1975, during an episode of Geraldo Rivera's Good Night America (1973) investigative news program. See more »

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Featured in Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: Conspiracy Theories (2005) See more »

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The Stuff (or Snuff) of Legends.
21 September 2001 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

This is quite possibly the most monumental piece of live footage ever captured by an amateur photographer. The film of JFK's fatal shooting is, in itself, not particularly entertaining or interesting unless it is in a re-mastered and "shake-free" form. However, the impact of this film on the controversy surrounding one of the most famous assassinations in world history cannot be denied.

The best showcase for this piece of film can be found in Oliver Stone's brilliant film, JFK.


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