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20 November 2003 (USA) See more »
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Forty years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, more than 80% of Americans still believe that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone. This documentary attempts to separate fact from conspiracy theories to get to the truth. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Robert Goldberg ... Himself - Author, 'Enemies Within'

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Dallek ... Himself - Author 'An Unfinished Life'
Lee Harvey Oswald ... Himself (archive footage)
Theodore Sorensen ... Himself - Special Counsel to President Kennedy 1961-1963 (as Theodore C. Sorensen)
Evan Thomas ... Himself - Author 'Robert Kennedy'
Nicholas Katzenbach ... Himself - Deputy Attorney General, 1962-1965
Hugh Aynesworth ... Himself - Reporter, The Dallas Morning News 1960-1966
Abraham Zapruder ... Himself (archive footage)
Gerald Posner ... Himself - Author 'Case Closed'
Dale K. Myers ... Himself - Computer Animator (as Dale Myers)
John Connally ... Himself (archive footage)
James P. Hosty ... Himself - FBI, 1952-1979

Lyndon Johnson ... Himself (archive footage)

Jack Valenti ... Himself - Aide to President Johnson 1963-1966
Michael Beschloss ... Himself - Author 'Taking Charge'
Robert Oswald ... Himself
Priscilla McMillan ... Herself - Author 'Marina and Lee' (as Priscilla Johnson McMillan)
Oleg Kalugin ... Himself - KGB - 1958-1990
Volkmar Schmidt ... Himself
Michael Paine ... Himself
Ruth Paine ... Herself
Edwin Walker ... Himself (archive footage)
Wallace Heitman ... Himself - FBI 1940-1970
Ed Butler ... Himself
Henry M. Wade ... Himself (archive footage)
Jim Leavelle ... Himself - Dallas Homicide Detective, 1950-1976 (as James R. Leavelle)
Jack Ruby ... Himself (archive footage)
Hillel Silverman ... Himself - Jack Ruby's Rabbi
Breck Wall ... Himself - Friend of Jack Ruby
Joyce Gordon ... Herself
Jack Clarke ... Himself - Investigative Consultant, Chicago Police 1950-1975
Burt W. Griffin ... Himself - Warren Commission Staff Lawyer
Earl Ruby ... Himself - Brother of Jack Ruby

John Kennedy Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)
G. Robert Blakey ... Himself - Chief Counsel, HSCA
G. Edward White ... Himself - Author, 'Earl Warren'
William T. Coleman Jr. ... Himself - Warren Commission Staff Lawyer
Sam Halpern ... Himself - CIA, 1947-1974
Joseph A. Califano ... Himself - Aide to President Johnson - 1965-1969 (as Joseph A. Califano Jr.)
Yuri Nosenko ... Himself - KGB 1953-1964
Ralph Salerno ... Himself
H.B. McLain ... Himself - Dallas Police Officer 1953-1981
Milton Brener ... Himself - New Orleans Assistant D.A. 1962-1963
Rosemary James ... Herself - Reporter, New Orleans States-Item 1964-1968
Edward O'Donnell ... Himself - New Orleans Police Department 1952-1974
Salvatore Panzeca ... Himself - Clay Shaw Defense Attorney
John K. Lattimer ... Himself - Author 'Kennedy and Lincoln' (as John Lattimer M.D.)
Michael Baden ... Himself - Forensic Pathologist - House Select Committee (as Michael Baden M.D.)
Larry Sturdivan ... Himself - Ballistics Expert, House Select Committee
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Fidel Castro ... Himself (archive footage)

Kevin Costner ... Himself (archive footage)
Gavin Esler ... Narrator (UK version) (voice)
Jim Garrison ... Himself (archive footage)

Peter Jennings ... Himself

Jacqueline Kennedy ... Herself (archive footage)
Carlos Marcello ... Himself (archive footage)
Marguerite Oswald ... Herself (archive footage)
Marina Oswald ... Herself (archive footage)
Perry R. Russo ... Himself (archive footage)
Clay Shaw ... Himself (archive footage)

Oliver Stone ... Himself (archive footage)
Earl Warren ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Mark Obenhaus 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edward Gray 
Mark Obenhaus 

Produced by
Richard Brick .... senior producer
Edward Gray .... senior producer
Jordan Kronick .... producer
Adriana Marino .... associate producer
Mark Obenhaus .... executive producer
Jesse Sweet .... associate producer
Gabrielle Tenenbaum .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frank Ferrucci 
 
Film Editing by
Eric Davies 
Peter R. Livingston Jr. 
 
Production Design by
Tory Jones (segment)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Brick .... associate director
 
Sound Department
Neil Cedar .... supervising sound editor
Philippe Desloovere .... sound effects editor (as Des Desloovere)
Grant Maxwell .... sound re-recording mixer
Len Schmitz .... location sound mixer
 
Animation Department
Stevie Clifton .... photo animator
Frank Ferrigno .... photo animator
Chad Goslee .... photo animator
Dale K. Myers .... computer animator
 
Editorial Department
Evan Anthony .... colorist
Evan Anthony .... on-line editor
Amy Dubin .... assistant editor
Chad Goslee .... contributing editor
Clark Goslee .... contributing editor
Peter Jennings .... associate editor
Marc Tidalgo .... assistant editor
Li-Shin Yu .... contributing editor
 
Other crew
Richard Brick .... associate director
Stevie Clifton .... production assistant
Jessica Dymczyk .... researcher
Susan Schaefer .... production assistant
Justin Smulison .... production assistant
David Stern .... associate director
Daniel Jonathan Weisinger .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
As Objective as a Firing Squad!!, 21 July 2010
Author: njmollo from London

The idea that "Oswald acted alone" has been surprisingly popular in recent documentaries. It seems that this appalling event in American history still has important resonances today that require the message of "Oswald acting alone" to be frequently regurgitated.

The wealth of misinformation concerning the assassination of John F. Kennedy continues unabated with documentaries like Peter Jennings' Beyond Conspiracy (2003), Oswald's Ghost (2007) and The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After (2009) all of which promote the lone assassin theory as fact.

The problem with these documentaries is that the wealth of information pointing to a conspiracy is strictly ignored or derided. Information is cherry picked, manipulated and fabricated to lead the viewer to the conclusion that Oswald acted alone. Why it is still so important to promote this version of events in the face of other more disturbing evidence?

The Zapruder film is the "thorn in the side" for anyone promoting Oswald as the lone shooter. Some "documentary" films such as The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After, simply ignore the fact that Kennedy's head is seen to jerk backwards as a bullet strikes, as if there is a general consensus that the official version of events is undisputed.

Peter Jennings' Beyond Conspiracy states that Kennedy's head jerking backward is no sign of where the bullet came from. Remember that before the Zapruder film was finally released to the public, the official story, confirmed by Dan Rather and others, was that Kennedy's head jerked violently forward so as to indicate a bullet hitting him from behind. This official description of the Zapruder film, tailored for public consumption, is the exact opposite of what is clearly seen in the Zapuder film.

Peter Jennings' Beyond Conspiracy almost reaches the hysterical in its attempt to prove conclusively that conspiracy theorists like Oliver Stone are wrong. What is clear, is that Peter Jennings' Beyond Conspiracy is poorly disguised propaganda. It is as objective as NBC's infamous hit piece made to discredit Jim Garrison and his investigation into the Kennedy assassination.

Documentaries that promote "Oswald as the lone assassin" seem to have greater budgets, audience exposure and production values when compared to the numerous "home-made" documentaries that support a conspiracy.

One of the most compelling documentaries that supports a massive conspiracy to have Kennedy assassinated is JFK II or Dark Legacy. While some of the suppositions contained in the documentary are theoretical, the filmmaker has without doubt presented a version of events, supported by available material, that points to high-level Government/Military/Covert involvement in the murder of John F. Kennedy.

Another piece of remarkable footage, too rarely seen, is the removal of Kennedy's secret service bodyguard from his open top limousine. The secret service officer is seen to be surprised at being ordered to "stand-down" by a superior officer and raises his arms in an unmistakable gesture of incomprehension. This telling piece of footage is not shown in any documentary supporting Oswald as the lone assassin.

It is public record that Oswald was an American Government asset. He had an FBI employment number S179. This information again is never sited in documentaries that promote Oswald as the lone shooter.

It seems that much has been learnt by American covert agencies in regard to "cover-stories" put out in the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination. It certainly helps to have a compliant and malleable Corporate Media to preach your message. Even if truthful information is unintentionally made available it can be easily undermined with misinformation, lies and propaganda. As is the case with the attacks on 9/11, any relevant information can be withheld, subverted, altered or swamped in a sea of misinformation.

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