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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Rose Cheramie
Anthony Ramirez ... Epileptic
Ray LePere ... Zapruder
Steve Reed ... John F. Kennedy - Double
... Jackie Kennedy - Double (as Jodi Farber)
Columbia Dubose ... Nellie Connally - Double
Randy Means ... Gov. Connally - Double
... Jim Garrison
... Lou Ivon
E.J. Morris ... Plaza Witness #1
Cheryl Penland ... Plaza Witness #2
Jim Gough ... Plaza Witness #3
Perry R. Russo ... Angry Bar Patron
Mike Longman ... TV Newsman #1
... 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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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20 December 1991 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,223,658, 18 August 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$70,405,498

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$205,405,498
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In the Director's Cut, there's a scene during The Jerry Johnson Show, where Jim Garrison jokingly replies to the host that he "stopped beating his wife". This actual quote was used by President Richard Nixon during a press conference. Oliver Stone would later direct Nixon (1995), but he didn't use the quote in that movie. See more »

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Mr. X says that "we had one-third of a combat division returning from Germany in the air above the United States at the time of the shooting." He suggests they were to be used for riot control. In October 1963, the 2nd Armored Division flew from Fort Hood to Germany, to take part in maneuvers. All but 550 of the division's personnel returned during 12-21 November. By 4 December, they all were home. Armored troops are not as well suited for riot control as infantry is. See more »

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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 ...
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Closing dedication: Dedicated to the young in whose spirit the search for truth marches on See more »

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On the Sunny Side of the Street
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh
Performed by Sidney Bechet
Courtesy of da music / Black Lion
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A good mystery
12 August 1998 | by See all my reviews

Whether you agree with Jim Garrison's conspiracy theory or not, Stone's film is an effective mystery.

The pieces of the puzzle are put together with great skill so that the viewer is kept involved despite the length of the film. The John Williams score helps to build the atmosphere of intrigue and confusion. Costner is rather bland, as usual, but that works well here since he is surrounded by such an interesting group of colorful characters.

This is definitely a good mystery -- and a frightening one if even part of the conspiracy theory has validity.


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