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Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (1970)

The home movie footage shot by Abraham Zapruder that caught the assassination of the U.S. President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.


Abraham Zapruder (uncredited)
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Uncredited cast:
Charles Brehm ... Self - Onlooker with Son (uncredited)
Howard Brennan ... Self - Onlooker (uncredited)
John Connally ... Self - Governor of Texas (uncredited)
Nellie Connally ... Self - First Lady of Texas (uncredited)
William Greer ... Self - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Bobby Hargis ... Self - Dallas Police Officer (uncredited)
George W. Hickey George W. Hickey ... Self - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Clint Hill Clint Hill ... Self - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Jean Hill ... Self - Onlooker in Red Coat (uncredited)
Roy Kellerman ... Self - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Jacqueline Kennedy ... Self - First Lady of the United States of America (uncredited)
John F. Kennedy ... Self - President of the United States of America (uncredited)
Samuel A. Kinney Samuel A. Kinney ... Self - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Paul E. Landis Paul E. Landis ... Self - U.S. Secret Service Agent (only in extended frame version) (uncredited)
B.J. Martin B.J. Martin ... Self - Dallas Police Officer (uncredited)


President John F. Kennedy is shown riding in an open-top car, turning on Elm St. at 11mph, with the First Lady and Texas Governor Connoly, Nellie and two S.S.Agents, waving at crowds on the sidewalk. He is hit by a bullet from the TSB depository sixth floor sniper perch and clutches his throat (Z191) as the others react with surprise. Another shot hits Kennedy in the head (Z313) and he collapses. A Secret Service agent runs up to the car, and Mrs. Kennedy climbs onto the trunk to retrieve a part of the President' brain blasted out, reacting to her husband's dignity, after death in the limousine from the 3rd fatal head shot as the car speeds away Written by Eric Sorensen

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The entire length of the film is approximately 3 meters (about 9 feet). See more »

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Being a home movie, this film has no credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Digitally restored in 1997 and available on the "Image Of An Assasination" VHS/DVD. A version of the film was created that shows the extra footage in the sprocket area that was previously unseen in motion. See more »

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An Intense Moment
5 April 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

The home movie footage that caught the assassination of the American President, John F. Kennedy.

I had assumed that I had seen this film a dozen times, maybe one hundred times. But I guess I was seeing lower grade copies, and probably just clips, Seeing the complete film, with its 2012 remastering... wow. I had no idea the film was so nasty and gory. It may be one of the more disturbing things you will ever see, and definitely the most disturbing to be considered worth preserving by the Library of Congress.

The version I saw also had commentary, which seemed a bit questionable, such as the crowd chasing the assassin up the grassy knoll. Was that Zapruder talking or added later? I presume the latter.

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1970 (USA) See more »

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