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Killing Kennedy (2013)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
FBI Agent
Agent Mooney
Roger W. Durrett ...
Admiral Burke (as Roger Durrett)


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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When Michelle Trachtenberg signed on to play Marina Oswald, her script dialogue was mostly in Russian with some English later added. Her Russian-born mother acted as her translator in helping to break down her entire script both phonetically and vernacularly. See more »


When Oswald is being escorted by the police, seconds before his murder by Ruby, a modern fire sprinkler is can be seen on the ceiling. 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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A travesty.
23 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

Bill O'Reilly likes to think of himself as an historian. I'm afraid he's anything but. All he has done in "Killing Kennedy" is follow the extremely dubious findings of the Warren Report, which has since been debunked by most sane-thinking people.

The first hour or so is more or less a history lesson of known facts, intermingled with a character bashing of Oswald, but other interpretations can be used regarding both in relation to the Kennedy assassination. For example, although there were suspicions, the shooting of General Walker was never officially attributed to Oswald.

Regarding the Kennedy assassination, which was covered only in the last 30 minutes, O'Reilly completely ignores:

1. The witnesses to shots coming from the grassy knoll and the picket fence.

2. The incompetency of the rifle supposedly used by Oswald. It was the worst on the market at the time. And what assassin would use a mail ordered weapon in an assassination, and leave it at the scene of the alleged crime? Oswald wasn't THAT stupid.

3. The marksmanship required to accurately fire three rounds in under 6 seconds using such an inferior weapon well known for inaccuracy. Oswald was no marksman, contrary to the inferences in this movie.

4. That no transcript or recording of the interrogation of Oswald exists. And no representation for Oswald provided.

5. The witnesses in the Texas Book Depository giving Oswald an alibi.

6. The Zagruber film.

7. The 'magic' pristine bullet.

8. The disappearance of Kennedy's brain.

9. The mismanaged autopsy.

10. Other explanations of events, and events and occurrences not covered above.

O'Reilly may be a renowned TV host, but as an historian he would make a great balloon salesman. Both being inflated with hot air. Rather than being treated as history, the assassination parts of this movie must be placed in the realms of fantasy, as has by most, the Warren Report.

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