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Killing Kennedy (2013)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  10 November 2013 (USA)
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Based on Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's best seller comes this shocking thriller starring Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin. As John F. Kennedy (Lowe) rises to become U.S. president, a ... See full summary »



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Based on Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's best seller comes this shocking thriller starring Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin. As John F. Kennedy (Lowe) rises to become U.S. president, a former Marine grows disillusioned with America. When their paths ultimately cross, the course of history is changed forever as seen in this mesmerizing film about the assassination of JFK - and its chilling aftermath. Written by Anonymous

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The panoramic view of Mexico City is clearly a modern shoot: the cars on the street are '90s and 2000 models, one distinctive Mexico City taxi cab - left hand side of the shoot - is a burgundy and gold Chevy, instead of the yellow or green Volkswagen Beetle typical of the time, and the towers of the Cathedral are restored. None of these items were present in 1963. See more »


John F. Kennedy: There are men dying on those beaches, right now. I'm suppose to be the most powerful man in the world and I... I'm impotent. Well, I'll tell you what, this is the last time anyone's gonna make a decision like that for me.
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Riveting as well as interesting drama about JFK , Jacqueline , Lee Harvey Oswald and subsequent assassination
24 November 2013 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

This film was shot to celebrate one of the biggest American heroes , as the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy. A National Geographic production , which became a ratings hit for the network . Biographic picture concerns on John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly known as "Jack" or by his initials JFK, he was the 35th President of the United States, serving from January 1961 until he was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in November 1963. As John F. Kennedy (Rob Lowe) rises to become U.S. president, Kennedy defeated Vice President and Republican candidate Richard Nixon in the 1960 U.S. presidential election ; at age 43, he was the youngest to have been elected to the office, the second-youngest president , and the first person born in the 20th century to serve as president , to date , Kennedy has been the only Catholic president ; meanwhile a former Marine , Lee Oswald (Will Rothhaar) grows disillusioned with America and emigrates to Russia . Events during JFK presidency included the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Space Race—by initiating Project Apollo , the building of the Berlin Wall, the African-American Civil Rights Movement, and increased U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War . The pic deals with parallel lives from two different points of sight on existences of diverse characters , the murderer and the murdered ; along with their tragic aftermath . When their paths ultimately cross, the course of history is changed forever , as seen in this thrilling film about the assassination of JFK and its unfortunate consequences .

This is a biographic film about two different characters as JFK , it deals with his relationship to Jacqueline , historical events about Bay of Pigs (1961) and Cuban missile crisis (1962) ; while Harvey Oswald describing his progressive craziness and obsession . Being rightly based on the New York Times best seller written by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard . This is a compelling biographic thriller well starred by Rob Lowe as JFK , Ginnifer Goodwin as Jacqueline , Will Rothhaar as Lee Harvey Oswald , Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald , Jack Noseworthy as Bobby Kennedy and Casey Siemaszko as Jack Ruby . The motion picture was professionally directed by Nelson McCormick .

The picture was well based on historical deeds focusing especially JFK assassination . As President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on Friday November 22, 1963, while on a political trip to Texas . He was shot once in the throat, once in the upper back, with the fatal shot hitting him in the head. Kennedy was taken to Parkland Hospital for emergency medical treatment, but pronounced dead at 1:00 pm. Only 46, President Kennedy died younger than any U.S. president to date. Lee Harvey Oswald, an employee of the Texas School Book Depository from which the shots were suspected to have been fired, was arrested on charges for the murder of a local police officer, but was never subsequently charged with the assassination of Kennedy. He denied shooting anyone, claiming he was a patsy, but was killed by Jack Ruby on November 24, before he could be indicted or tried. Ruby was then arrested and convicted for the murder of Oswald. Ruby successfully appealed his conviction and death sentence but became ill and died of cancer on January 3, 1967, while the date for his new trial was being set.President Johnson created the Warren Commission—chaired by Chief Justice Earl Warren—to investigate the assassination, which concluded that Oswald was the lone assassin. The results of this investigation are disputed by many. The United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) concluded that those investigations were flawed and that Kennedy was probably assassinated as the result of a conspiracy. The assassination proved to be an important moment in U.S. history because of its impact on the nation and the ensuing political repercussions.

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