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The Kennedy Detail (2010)

Based on the book by Gerald S. Blaine With Lisa McCubbin "The Kennedy Detail", this documentary interviews the men who served on President JFK's Secret Service Detail and their memories of ... See full summary »


Vince DiPersio


Gerald S. Blaine (based on the book by), Lisa McCubbin (based on the book by)
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Credited cast:
Martin Sheen ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Clint Hill Clint Hill ... Self - First Lady Detail
Gerald S. Blaine Gerald S. Blaine ... Self - Presidential Detail (as Jerry Blaine)
Winston G. Lawson Winston G. Lawson ... Self - Presidential Detail (as Win Lawson)
Toby Jason Chandler Toby Jason Chandler ... Self - Presidential Detail (as Toby Chandler)
Ronald M. Pontius Ronald M. Pontius ... Self - Presidential Detail (as Ron Pontius)
Paul Landis Paul Landis ... Self - First Family Detail
David B. Grant David B. Grant ... Self - Presidential Detail (as David Grant)
Thomas H. Wells Thomas H. Wells ... Self - First Family Detail (as Tom Wells)
Shirley Wells Shirley Wells ... Self - Wife of Tom Wells
Barbara Lawson Barbara Lawson ... Self - Wife of Win Lawson
Joyce L. Blaine Joyce L. Blaine ... Self - Wife of Jerry Blaine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fidel Castro ... Self (archive footage)
John Connally ... Self (archive footage)
Nellie Connally ... Self (archive footage)


Based on the book by Gerald S. Blaine With Lisa McCubbin "The Kennedy Detail", this documentary interviews the men who served on President JFK's Secret Service Detail and their memories of the man, president, and perceptions of Camelot. Some of these men were there on the fateful day when life changed on the streets of Dallas, TX in Dealey Plaza on November 22nd, 1963. Written by Grant Axton

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As of September 2013, the feature-film version of this story with the same title, directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, from the same memoir source, is scheduled for release in 2014. See more »

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And important story told by the brave and dedicated men that lived it.
22 August 2012 | by Bronco46See all my reviews

This is one of those programs that shouldn't be missed. It should be shown to all children as part of their civics studies. Many of the secret service agents who were protecting the President, the First Lady, and the First Family are part of this retelling of events on that terrible November day in 1963. I was a junior high school student when President Kennedy was shot; and this event still deeply affects me. But, even though we all know they're always there; I think most of us have forgotten that there was a group of men who were obligated to be at the center of events on this historic day. And their recollections from that day was eye opening and interesting. I learned some small, but interesting details from these dedicated but wounded men. It was fascinating hearing the details of the days leading up to Dallas; and then hearing their stories from that day and the days that followed in their own words. It was very touching to see these otherwise strong men who are still deeply affected by their experiences on that day in November. This is a well done production; that will easily hold your interest. And will almost certainly tell you some things you didn't know about this story.

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2 December 2010 (USA) See more »

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