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The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After (2009)

A behind-the-scenes look at November 22, 1963 from the unique perspective of Lyndon Johnson. On his pivotal first day as President, Lyndon Johnson is put to the test as he contends with the... See full summary »

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Anthony Giacchino
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Lyndon Johnson ... Himself (archive footage) (as Lyndon B. Johnson)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fidel Castro ... Himself (archive footage)
Chester V. Clifton Chester V. Clifton ... Himself (archive footage) (as Maj. Gen. Chester V. Clifton)
Walter Cronkite ... Himself (archive footage)
Michael S. Foley Michael S. Foley ... Himself - Author
John Nance Garner John Nance Garner ... Himself (archive footage)
Steve Gillon Steve Gillon ... Himself - Historian
Henry B. Gonzalez Henry B. Gonzalez ... Himself (archive footage)
David Greenberg David Greenberg ... Himself - Rutgers
Max Holland Max Holland ... Himself - Author
J. Edgar Hoover ... Himself (archive footage)
Oscar Huber Oscar Huber ... Himself (archive footage) (as Father Oscar Huber)
Sarah T. Hughes Sarah T. Hughes ... Herself (archive footage)
Hubert H. Humphrey Hubert H. Humphrey ... Himself (archive footage)
K.C. Johnson K.C. Johnson ... Himself - Author
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A behind-the-scenes look at November 22, 1963 from the unique perspective of Lyndon Johnson. On his pivotal first day as President, Lyndon Johnson is put to the test as he contends with the jarring transfer of political power and the daunting challenge of securing the trust of a devastated nation. From new details about when JFK really died, to the truth behind LBJ's Oath of Office photo on Air Force One, this special uncovers an unfamiliar story born out of one of the most crucial days in American history Written by Anonymous

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USA

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English

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18 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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$1,000 (estimated)
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Time Travel Unlimited See more »
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Color | Black and White (archive footage)| Color (archive footage)
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Good Documentary
27 November 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours Later (2009)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another good documentary in the never ending lines of looks at the assassination of John F. Kennedy. This one here takes a look at the first twenty-four hours after the assassination and points the spotlight on Lyndon Johnson who was forced to take off as the country was, as it seemed then, falling apart. This is an extremely well-made documentary that has plenty of talking heads on board but they also offer up some voice re-creations of people who were in Dallas and around Kennedy and Johnson as all of this was going on. The documentary does ask a lot of questions like why was it that Johnson didn't know what was going on with Kennedy even though he was staying only a few feet from where the dead President's body was. The documentary really focuses in on Johnson and how no one was telling him anything even though he was technically the President. The second half of the film deals with a lot of the heated debate that would come up between Johnson and Robert Kennedy who felt that the new President was moving too fast to get into office. This is a good companion piece to JFK: 3 SHOTS THAT CHANGED America because this lets us see this history from the man who was right there getting something he really wanted but under very bad circumstances. I loved the way the documentary tried to show what a bad situation he was in because he was so scared of the Kennedy name and family, fearing that they might try to destroy him, which many would feel that they'd later do. I do take a few issues with how bad they make Johnson look but at the same time I think the film is just as hard on Robert Kennedy who really comes off in a bad light. Mrs. Kennedy is shown in the grace that she always is and the stories of what happened on board Air Force One between her and the new President were quite harrowing.


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