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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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Uncredited cast:
Charles Brehm ...
Himself (onlooker, with son) (uncredited)
Howard Brennan ...
Himself (onlooker) (uncredited)
John Connally ...
Himself (uncredited)
Nellie Connally ...
Herself (uncredited)
William Greer ...
Himself (driver) (uncredited)
Bobby Hargis ...
Himself (policeman, on motorcycle) (uncredited)
George W. Hickey ...
Himself (in following limousine, in back seat) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
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Himself (uncredited)
Jean Hill ...
Herself (onlooker, in red coat) (uncredited)
Roy Kellerman ...
Himself (beside Greer) (uncredited)
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Herself (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited)
Samuel A. Kinney ...
Himself (driver, in following limousine) (uncredited)
Paul E. Landis ...
Himself - in following limousine, behind Ready) (only in extended frame version) (uncredited)
B.J. Martin ...
Himself (policeman, on motorcycle) (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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Zapruder suffered from vertigo and had to have one of his secretaries, Mrs. Sitzsman, to steady him while he shot the film. See more »

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The most famous American film...
6 April 1999 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

...and it has yet to receive 5 votes. Granted it's only 26 seconds long, a little more than half the length of Bambi Meets Godzilla, and that darned road sign gets in the way of the camera at such a crucial time.

It's amazing that Zapruder kept shooting as the real shooting started. We might otherwise have been left with images of running feet and chaos. The film, dissected later in Image of an Assassination - A New Look at the Zapruder Film (1998), clearly shows that the president and John Connolly were hit at different times and from different directions than was concluded by the Warren Commission.

Or that was one magic loogie.


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