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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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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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An Intense Moment
5 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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

I had assumed that I had seen this film a dozen times, maybe one hundred times. But I guess I was seeing lower grade copies, and probably just clips, Seeing the complete film, with its 2012 remastering... wow. I had no idea the film was so nasty and gory. It may be one of the more disturbing things you will ever see, and definitely the most disturbing to be considered worth preserving by the Library of Congress.

The version I saw also had commentary, which seemed a bit questionable, such as the crowd chasing the assassin up the grassy knoll. Was that Zapruder talking or added later? I presume the latter.


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