New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

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Oliver Stone

Writers:

Jim Garrison (based on the book "On the Trail of the Assassins" by), Jim Marrs (based on the book "Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy" by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Kirkland ... Rose Cheramie
Anthony Ramirez Anthony Ramirez ... Epileptic
Ray LePere Ray LePere ... Zapruder
Steve Reed Steve Reed ... John F. Kennedy - Double
Jodie Farber ... Jackie Kennedy - Double (as Jodi Farber)
Columbia Dubose Columbia Dubose ... Nellie Connally - Double
Randy Means Randy Means ... Gov. Connally - Double
Kevin Costner ... Jim Garrison
Jay O. Sanders ... Lou Ivon
E.J. Morris E.J. Morris ... Plaza Witness #1
Cheryl Penland Cheryl Penland ... Plaza Witness #2
Jim Gough Jim Gough ... Plaza Witness #3
Perry R. Russo Perry R. Russo ... Angry Bar Patron
Mike Longman Mike Longman ... TV Newsman #1
Edward Asner ... Guy Bannister
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Storyline

On November 22, 1963, president John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas. Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested for the crime and subsequently shot by Jack Ruby, supposedly avenging the president's death. An investigation concludes that Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby acted alone in their respective crimes, but Louisiana district attorney Jim Garrison is skeptical. Assembling a trusted group of people, Garrison conducts his own investigation, bringing about backlash from powerful government and political figures. Written by Cole Matthews

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The Story That Won't Go Away See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The murder of Oswald by Jack Ruby was filmed on location in the actual basement garage of Dallas City Hall, where the real-life shooting took place. See more »

Goofs

Willie walks into Clay's house with his jacket on, but before being greeted by the butler he bumps into him with his jacket now off. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
title card: "To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards of men." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
President Eisenhower: ...We have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. And to do this three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishement. We annually spend on military security alone...
Narrator: January, 1961. President Dwight D. Eisenhowers's Farewell Address to the Nation.
President Eisenhower: ...This conjunction of an immense military establishment and arms industry is ...
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Crazy Credits

Opening quote: "To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men." --Ella Wheeler Wilcox See more »

Alternate Versions

All three DVD releases of the film in the US have featured the extended video version. The theatrical cut is only available in Region 2, in the UK. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Muskrat Ramble
Written by Kid Ory (as Edward Ory) and Ray Gilbert
Performed by Dr. Henry Levine's Barefoot Dixieland Philharmonic
Courtesy of RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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Masterpiece in many levels
28 December 2019 | by K3nzitSee all my reviews

In my opinion one of the most important movies that has come out of Hollywood. From the multidimensional story to the top class acting by Costner and Oldman, it's a masterpiece in many levels.


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English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 December 1991 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,223,658, 22 December 1991

Gross USA:

$70,405,498

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$205,405,498
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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