JFK (1991) Poster



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Edited into 

Malcolm X (1992)


Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Camera angles, editing work and some details of the film narrative.
Modern Times (1936)
Life in the city reflecting a dysfunctional society.
You Only Live Once (1937)
A wrong culprit in the middle of a crossroads.
The Rules of the Game (1939)
Camerawork, lenses use, perspective shots and film editing.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Cited by director Oliver Stone as influence.
Citizen Kane (1941)
Film structure, storytelling style and camera techniques.
Dillinger (1945)
A person in danger in a movie theater.
Crossfire (1947)
The truth of a murder buried behind dubious events.
Hamlet (1948)
Jim Garrison mentions William Shakespeare's original play and quotes it: "One may smile, and smile, and be a villain".
Rashômon (1950)
Cited by director Oliver Stone as influence.
Julius Caesar (1953)
Jim Garrison mentions William Shakespeare's original play and quotes it: "Brutus and Cassius, they too are honorable men".
Rear Window (1954)
People watching other people in mysterious acts related to a crime.
As the World Turns (1956) (TV Series)
The Searchers (1956)
Dramatic tension, individual/group conflicts of the characters and simultaneity of events.
12 Angry Men (1957)
A group of people seek justice by questioning apparent truths.
The Old Man and the Sea (1958)
Jim Garrison mentions Ernest Hemingway's original novel and talks about it with his staff.
Peeping Tom (1960)
A film camera unexpectedly immortalizes a death.
War Is Hell (1961)
Title of this film is shown on a theater marquee. Also, poster is shown.
The Longest Day (1962)
Cited by director Oliver Stone as influence.
The Trial (1962)
Jim Garrison says: "(He) must have felt like Josef K. in Kafka's 'The Trial'. He's never told the reasons for his arrest".
Mary, Mary (1963)
Poster is shown in a theater.
Blow-Up (1966)
Photographs and images portraying a killing.
Laugh-In (1967) (TV Series)
Jim Garrison mentions this television show.
Z (1969)
Cited by director Oliver Stone as influence.
Hi, Mom! (1970)
People disappointed with the system and with strong distrust of the government.
The Conformist (1970)
Cited by director Oliver Stone as influence.
The Godfather (1972)
In certain interviews, director Oliver Stone called "JFK" his "Godfather".
The Conversation (1974)
A disturbing suspicion shakes the life of a man.
Taxi Driver (1976)
All the President's Men (1976)
Cited by director Oliver Stone as influence.
1900 (1976)
Cited by director Oliver Stone as inspiration regarding cinematography.
Network (1976)
Portrait of the functioning and practices of television world and the mass media.
Blow Out (1981)
The life of a person is disrupted after exposing a assassination.
The Untouchables (1987)
Kevin Costner plays a man who submits to the justice system to an extreme test.
Blaze (1989)
Scene in which Jim Garrison and Lou Ivon talk with Beverly Oliver.

Referenced in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Keenen Ivory Wayans/Jimmy Brogan/Siskel & Ebert (1992) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert talk about the controversial movie, and hope that its Oscar chances aren't damaged
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1992) (TV Special)
Announced as nominee. Winner of Best Director award.
Saturday Night Live: Sharon Stone/Pearl Jam (1992) (TV Episode)
mentioned on Wayne's World Oscar review
Saturday Night Live: Woody Harrelson/Vanessa Williams (1992) (TV Episode)
Fake title 'JFK part 2' mentioned during Weekend Update
Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "I saw this in 'JFK.'"
Law & Order: Conspiracy (1992) (TV Episode)
Roland Books refers to the film.
The Ben Stiller Show: With Sarah Jessica Parker (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the "Oliver Stoneland" segment
Dave (1993)
Wild Palms (1993) (TV Mini-Series)
Animaniacs: Video Review/When Mice Ruled the Earth (1993) (TV Episode)
Seen on video store shelf in 'Video Review'
The Air Up There (1994)
Question "regarding gunman on the grassy knoll" directed at character played by Kevin Bacon, who was previously in Oliver Stone's JFK, which dealt with conspiracy theories regarding Kennedy's death
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Village of the Giants (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: Back and to the left.
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Siskel & Ebert: Guarding Tess/Lightning Jack/The Hudsucker Proxy/The Ref/Belle Epoque/Germinal (1994) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the John Candy tribute.
The Critic: L.A. Jay (1994) (TV Episode)
Oliver Stone alludes to the film
Lupin the Third: Dragon of Doom (1994) (TV Movie)
The movie title was written on the answer board of Jigen's crossword puzzle.
The Larry Sanders Show: The Mr. Sharon Stone Show (1994) (TV Episode)
Larry mentions Oliver Stone and Kennedy's assassination
The Simpsons: Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy (1994) (TV Episode)
Milhouse quotes JFK line "We're through the looking glass here, people"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Amazing Transparent Man (1995) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Hey, Kevin Costner as Jim Garrison"
The Simpsons: Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part One (1995) (TV Episode)
The music over the closing credits is a reference to the film's score.
Clueless (1995)
The Simpsons: Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part Two (1995) (TV Episode)
Lisa claims Homer's prints could have gotten on the gun another way, just as JFK claims Oswald's prints could have gotten on the rifle another way.
Saturday Night Live: Quentin Tarantino/Smashing Pumpkins (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Directors on Directing
Nixon (1995)
The scene at Santa Anita Raceway echoes a similar scene in JFK (1991) and even hints at the previous movie with John Williams' JFK theme played in scenes in which Kennedy is referenced.
Bandwagon (1996)
Very Important Pennis: Very Important Pennis: Part 1 (1996) (TV Episode)
Dennis says he didn't think Waterworld was as "well executed" as this film.
The Simpsons: The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase (1997) (TV Episode)
Skinner is on the corner of Lafayette and Camp Streets, an address used by L. H. Oswald, as pointed out by Jim Garrison, while at that location, in JFK.
Plump Fiction (1997)
Jerry and Tom (1998)
Vic says he'll use a Mr. X pseudonym
Dawson's Creek: Kiss (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Simpsons: The Trouble with Trillions (1998) (TV Episode)
The scene where the FBI agent sits near Homer.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: I Only Have Eyes for You (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the dialogue: "I'm no stranger to conspiracy. I saw JFK."
The Boondock Saints (1999)
"What we have here is a Kennedy assassination-style bullet theory here."
Assassination Update: The New Documents (2001) (Video)
Documentary relating to this feature film.
The Lone Gunmen: All About Yves (2001) (TV Episode)
Jimmy mentions the movie.
Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #8.5 (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by James Lipton in the introduction, still images from the movie are shown, and Kevin Costner talks about the movie.
The Very Best of 'Have I Got News for You' (2002) (Video)
References the assassination as depicted in the film
The Hunted (2003)
Reunion with William Richert and Jeff Bridges (2003) (Video)
A poster of this film is displayed and the movie referred to.
Behind the Legend: Timon (2004) (Video)
Timon describes himself as "A mystery wrapped inside a riddle inside a burrito", which is a shot at David Ferrie (Joe Pesci)'s famous line:"It's a mystery wrapped inside a riddle inside an enigma!"
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Order in Chaos: Making Millennium - Season One (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
John Candy: Comic Spirit (2005) (Video)
The Death of 'Alexander' (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
From That Moment On (2005)
Interview subjects discuss JFK.
Campus Confidential (2005) (TV Movie)
Naomi rents a DVD copy for her and Violet to watch
By Any Means Necessary: The Making of 'Malcolm X' (2005) (Video)
Poster and mentioned by name.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.198 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Feat of Clay" category
Star Stories: The Wife's Life (2006) (TV Episode)
Guy Richie compares the episode's story structure to this film
The Making of 'World Trade Center' (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
Oswald's Ghost (2007)
Oliver Stone is interviewed on the set of "JFK."
September 11th, and Beyond... The Babel Conspiracy (2007) (Video)
Mentioned by Mike.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Video case is shown.
An American Carol (2008)
Malone tells JFK that he learned about his Vietnam policy from the Oliver Stone movie
JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America (2009) (TV Movie)
This major motion picture is referred to.
My Name Is Khan (2010)
A poster is featured.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $1,000 question
Rubber (2010)
Mentioned in the sheriff's "no reason" opening monologue.
NCIS: Two-Faced (2011) (TV Episode)
DiNozzo attributes a quote to Joe Pesci, that really belongs to Winston Churchill
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
Poster is shown.
Conan: May Old Acquaintances Be De-Friended (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and discussed during Gary Oldman interview
Murdoch Mysteries: Back and to the Left (2012) (TV Episode)
The title is a reference to a quote from Oliver Stone's "JFK", regarding the President's head going "back and to the left". The plot of this episode (a marksman using a sniper from a window to assassinate a political figure in an open-top vehicle) is also a reference to the Kennedy assassination
Jeopardy!: Episode #28.176 (2012) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Famous Ivy Leaguers" category
The Newsroom: The Blackout, Part 1: Tragedy Porn (2012) (TV Episode)
Solomon Hancock mention the movie
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013)
film poster shown
The Dirties (2013)
DVD is shown in Matt's room.
Gone Home (2013) (Video Game)
The Killing of JFK book references the Oliver Stone movie.
The Conspirator (2013) (Short)
stock footage
Midnight Screenings: Ender's Game/The Shining (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Pastor Mike Online: JFK 50th Anniversary (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Killing Oswald (2013)
Refers to director Oliver Stone and shows an image of a movie poster for the film.
Hollywood Game Night: Show Me Your Music, I'll Show You Mine (2014) (TV Episode)
Jason Sudeikis mentions this movie by name during the game Celebrity Name Game
Natural Born Killers: Method in the Madness (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
The Wolfpack (2015)
JFK is mentioned as their number 2 on their top 30 movie list
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 11 February 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned in conversation with Kevin Costner
NCIS: Los Angeles: Savoir Faire (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Sam.
Mr. Robot: eps1.1_ones-and-zer0es.mpeg (2015) (TV Episode)
Mr. Sutherland mentions the film.
Spotlight (2015)
Cited by director Tom McCarthy as an influence.
Traceroute (2016)
mentioned by name
Nostalgia Critic: How True Is Amadeus? (2016) (TV Episode)
"This is where we enter Oliver Stone's JFK or The DiVinci Code..."
Criminal Intent (2016) (Video)
This film is referred to. Three actors in appeared in both movies.
On Cinema: 'Snowden' and 'Bridget Jones's Baby' (2016) (TV Episode)
Gregg mentions this film.
Total Swiss's Direct Selling Fraud? (2016) (TV Movie)
For its scandal montage sequence.
Timeless: Atomic City (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Hawaii Five-0: Elua la ma Nowemapa (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jerry.
The Andrew Klavan Show: The Real Benghazi (2017) (TV Episode)
Michael J. Knowles mentions the movie by name.
The Andrew Klavan Show: Dan Rather, the Movie! (2015) (TV Episode)
Andrew Klavan mentions the movie.


Drip-Along Daffy (1951) (Short)
One of the daughters of Jim Garrison watches this film on TV.
Cry of Battle (1963)
Lee Harvey Oswald watches this film in a theater. Also, poster is shown.

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1991 (1992) (TV Episode)
Ebert's #1 pick; Siskel's #7 pick.
The 64th Annual Academy Awards (1992) (TV Special)
Oliver Stone: Inside Out (1992) (TV Movie)
1992 MTV Movie Awards (1992) (TV Special)
Clip shown in 'Best hairdos' fake nominees and quotes montage
Siskel & Ebert Holiday Video Gift Guide (1992) (TV Movie)
One of their video pick ideas.
Siskel & Ebert: Tommy Lee Jones (1993) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
Biography: To John with Love: A Tribute to John Candy (1995) (TV Episode)
Dean Andrews scene is shown.
The Directors: The Films of Oliver Stone (2000) (TV Episode)
Clips are presented.
Assassination Update: The New Documents (2001) (Video)
Shows films clips from this motion picture.
JFK II: The Bush Connection (2003) (Video)
Clips are shown and viewing is recommended in end credits.
Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination - Beyond Conspiracy (2003) (TV Movie)
Uses footage from the Oliver Stone film and debunks its theories.
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
Clip included; editing analysed.
Woodward and Bernstein: Lighting the Fire (2006) (Video)
John Williams themes are played throughout the movie
Full Metal Jacket: Between Good and Evil (2007) (Video)
John Williams' Arlington theme is played.
JFK and the Mystery Babylon Connection (2007)
Footage from this movie is shown in this documentary.
Uvda: Episode #20.1 (2013) (TV Episode)
A short clip
JFK Assassination 1st Person Witnesses (2013) (Video)
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
JFK to 9/11: Everything Is a Rich Man's Trick (2014) (Video)
Clips are shown.
Conspiracy Theorists Lie (2015)
Clips are analysed for their historical accuracy.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: David Schwimmer/Margaret Cho/Sir the Baptist/Allison Miller (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip of Joe Pesci is included in the monologue
Loose Canon: 9/11 (2016) (TV Episode)
The poster is shown when mentioning Oliver Stone being prone to "truthiness."

Spoofed in 

Seinfeld: The Boyfriend Part 1 (1992) (TV Episode)
Jerry, Kramer, and Newman parody the "Magic Bullet" scene from "JFK". Wayne Knight (Newman) starred in "JFK" and was actually part of the scene where Kevin Costner, who plays D.A. Jim Garrison, re-enacts the path of the "magic bullet" for the jury.
Seinfeld: The Boyfriend Part 2 (1992) (TV Episode)
Jerry, Kramer, and Newman parody the "Magic Bullet" scene from "JFK." Wayne Knight (Newman) starred in "JFK" and was actually part of the scene where Kevin Costner, who plays D.A. Jim Garrison, re-enacts the path of the "magic bullet" for the jury.
The Simpsons: Whacking Day (1993) (TV Episode)
The Guest-directed episode of Itchy & Scratchy by Oliver Stone is a parody of this movie featuring Itchy & Scratchy as characters.
PCU (1994)
The fake epileptic seizures the guys from the Pit go through to distract the security guards are very similar to the epileptic seizure to distract the police in Dealey Plaza in JFK
The Critic: Every Doris Has Her Day (1994) (TV Episode)
Jay shows a clip from the extended director's cut
Seinfeld: Highlights of a Hundred (1995) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the clip from "The Boyfriend" episode.
The Critic: I Can't Believe It's a Clip Show (1995) (TV Episode)
Jay shows a clip from the eight-hour director's cut of the film
Prehysteria! 3 (1995) (Video)
as the dad reviews his golf game, he finds a person on the "grassy knoll" who distracted him
Bio-Dome (1996)
The Curse of Monkey Island (1997) (Video Game)
Guybrush tries to convince VanHelgen that the shot came from a "grassy knoll".
Half Baked (1998)
Mafia! (1998)
Joey, furious at being passed over, is told "you get Wisconsin."
Escape from Monkey Island (2000) (Video Game)
Zoolander (2001)
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Elections (2006) (TV Episode)
the assassination scene is spoofed including the Umbrella Man

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