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Parkland (2013)

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A recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

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Paul Mikkelson
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Emergency Room Nurse
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Marilyn Sitzman (as Bitsie Tulloch)
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Ken Howe
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Acme Brick Supervisor
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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 Exclusive Media Group

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November 22, 1963, 12:38 pm. A trauma patient is rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. His name is President John F. Kennedy. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for bloody sequences of ER trauma procedures, some violent images and language, and smoking throughout | See all certifications »

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2 October 2013 (France)  »

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Félelmetes nap  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$310,246 (USA) (4 October 2013)

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$652,355 (USA) (3 November 2013)
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After the president John F. Kennedy's death, Secret Service Agent Roy Kellerman (Tom Welling) takes charge of transporting the body back to Washington, an eventuality he was unprepared for. "Up until the point of the shot, it was a routine day," said Welling. "When this tragedy occurred, it was almost impossible to react. Imagine trying to get the wounded president into the hospital, and later getting the 300-pound casket up the narrow steps into Air Force One." See more »

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When the agents carry President Kennedy's coffin aboard Air Force One, they saw part of the door away in order to get the coffin inside. According to Secret Service Agent Clint Hill, they had to remove the coffin's handles to get it on the plane. See more »

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Title Card: On November 22, 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, made a political trip to Dallas, Texas with his wife, Jacqueline, and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Title Card: Less than an hour after landing in Dallas, Kennedy was assassinated.
Title Card: This story is based on the true events that took place on that day, and the three that followed.
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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 »

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Referenced in The Chase Australia: Episode #1.42 (2015) See more »

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Extraordinary Film
6 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an extraordinary film. It's as true to what actually happened as a filmmaker could do it. And it takes you places, including the bloody trauma room where the heroic efforts to save Kennedy failed, that no assassination film ever has. The story is largely told in the faces of the characters. Even the Zapruder film plays out reflected in his eyeglasses. And remarkable vignettes such as the actual fight with local authorities to get the body back to DC and the struggle to get the casket onto a plane never designed to carry one are shown in full. A side story shows the effect of Oswald's act on his family, his brother trying to digest and cope with it all, and his lunatic mother staking her own claim to fame. Whether you lived through that terrible time or have others in your life who never did, see Parkland. The event will never be forgotten. And this film will take you to a new level of understanding why.


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