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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 camera that Abraham Zapruder used in the filming was a mechanical, spring-wound, 8-millimeter Bell & Howell Model 414PD Zoomatic Director, with a Varamat 9-27mm f1.8 zoom lens, set for full close-up. The film was Kodachrome II color stock running at 18.3 frames per second. The footage runs for 26 seconds, which is remarkable because each winding of the camera's mainspring lasts only 30 seconds. 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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