A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
Recounting the chaotic events that occurred in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, Parkland weaves together the perspectives of a handful of ordinary individuals suddenly thrust into extraordinary circumstances: the young doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital; Dallas' chief of the Secret Service; an unwitting cameraman who captured what became the most watched and examined film in history; the FBI agents who nearly had the gunman within their grasp; the brother of Lee Harvey Oswald, left to deal with his shattered family; and JFK's security team, witnesses to both the president's death and Vice President Lyndon Johnson's rise to power over a nation whose innocence was forever altered. Written by
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The movie was based on Helter Skelter (1976) prosecutor/author Vincent Bugliosi's book "Four Days in November: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy". That book, as noted in the credits, was an excerpt from his book "Reclaiming History", in which he takes a prosecutorial approach to prove that Lee Harvey Oswald carried out the assassination alone, and systematically debunk conspiracy theories. He began the book after serving as the "prosecutor" in the British documentary On Trial: Lee Harvey Oswald (1986), which conducted a jury "trial" of Oswald. See more »
The Kodak logo on the 16mm film box was not used until at least 1971. See more »
Although based on a true story and depicting real-life people the end credits state: "All characters in this film are fictional and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental." See more »
I guess it was because I lived thru those times, the dramatic, dreadful news, the newsreels, the analysis. The sheer stupidity that a mindless idiot could remove a truly great & inspiring man with a few movements of his trigger finger.
The memory had dimmed but this film brought it back in bucket loads. I don't expect others that were not "Hit in the face & Gut & heart" during those times to understand the shattering impact it had on me and hundreds of millions more worldwide.
It's amazing how the passage of 50years dims it all, but I realise it's still there deep down inside. I could go on but better not....
The Film seemed to me very authentic in just about everything it portrayed. As most of you will not be so emotionally invested as I was, I'd say think of it as a time machine u get into & go back to find the most probable facts.
I discovered a few new things, but it was for me tightly & powerfully put together with a wealth of detail about those few days after "it happened". The controversies will never go away but this films view is about the best scenario we can come up with in my opinion. Conspiracy Theories nevertheless will speculate endlessly & forever. The truth is probably more mundanely simple as they usually are
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