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JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America -- JFK 3 Shots That Changed America is a film that uses unique, rarely seen footage to document the Kennedy assassination and nearly 50 years of speculation following this murder. This four-hour documentary is 100% archive, an intricate tapestry of images an

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11 October 2009 (USA) See more »
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Cast

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John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Earle Cabell ... Himself (archive footage)
Adlai Stevenson ... Himself (archive footage)
Jesse E. Curry ... Himself (archive footage)

Lyndon Johnson ... Himself (archive footage)

Jacqueline Kennedy ... Herself (archive footage)
John Connally ... Himself (archive footage)
W.E. Newman Jr. ... Himself (archive footage) (as Bill Newman)
Gayle Newman ... Herself (archive footage)
Ron Cochran ... Himself (archive footage)
J.D. Tippit ... Himself (archive sound)
Joe Scott ... Himself - Reporter (archive sound)
Lee Harvey Oswald ... Himself (archive footage)
Bob Clark ... Himself (archive sound)

Tom Wicker ... Himself - New York Times (archive sound)
Abraham Zapruder ... Himself (archive footage)
Jay Watson ... Himself - WFAA Program Director (archive footage)
Robert Shaw ... Himself (as Dr. Robert Shaw)
Gladys Johnson ... Herself - Oswald's Landlady (archive footage)
Earlene Roberts ... Herself - Oswald's Housekeeper (archive footage)
Charles von Fremd ... Himself (archive footage)
Henry M. Wade ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Lord ... Himself - ABC News (archive footage)
Sid Davis ... Himself - Reporter (archive sound)

Mike Wallace ... Himself (archive footage)
Marina Oswald ... Herself (archive footage)
Glen King ... Himself - Police Captain (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Collingwood ... Himself (archive footage)

Walter Cronkite ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)

Roy Kinnear ... Himself (archive footage)

Dan Rather ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Nicole Rittenmeyer 
Seth Skundrick 
 
Produced by
Allison Ferner .... junior assistant producer
Dolores Gavin .... executive producer
Nicole Rittenmeyer .... executive producer
Katerina Simic .... producer
Seth Skundrick .... executive producer
Hugo Soskin .... producer
Elizabeth Tyson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Brill 
 
Film Editing by
Katerina Simic 
Seth Skundrick 
 
Production Management
Chris Avila Hübschmann .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Paul Brill .... sound designer
Katerina Simic .... sound designer
Damon Trotta .... sound designer
 
Editorial Department
Jacob Condon .... on-line editor (as Jacob Condon)
Owen Cooper .... associate editor
Christopher Harrison .... on-line editor
Emily O'Brien .... associate editor
Jack Porobil .... associate editor
Stephen Johns .... on-line assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Paul Brill .... composer: additional music
Paul Brill .... composer: theme music
 
Other crew
Charles L. Bronson .... archive source
Frances Bronson .... archive source
Jeff Sanders .... legal services
Walter Cronkite .... off-screen voice on news bulletin (archive footage) (uncredited)
 

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Superb, 4 February 2010
Author: F_Jenkins from la

How anyone could say anything negative about this documentary is beyond me. It's one of the best edited documentaries I've ever seen. It's great and it's best feature is there is no narration. The events do all the narrating itself. It simply plays it out in order with a flew black cards giving us dates and times and nothing else. The editing is crisp and the highlight of the film. The music works well too, not glaring but not silent - kind of eerie. There was another similar type documentary a few years back that was just CBS news as it happened, not a compilation of various news clips from network and local shows like this. This is better.

One person wrote this should be curriculum in schools. I highly agree. I can think of no better way to teach people about the events of this period than simply showing them this - it's as suspenseful and entertaining and informative as any movie.

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