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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)
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Himself - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Jean Hill ...
Herself - Onlooker in Red Coat (uncredited)
Roy Kellerman ...
Himself - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
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Herself - First Lady of the United States of America (uncredited)
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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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Although Abraham Zapruder made a profit from selling the film, he was so disturbed by the nightmare he had filmed that he did not keep a copy. He never owned or used another camera again. See more »

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Spoofed in Family Guy: Road to the Multiverse (2009) 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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