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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 »

Director:

Vince DiPersio

Writers:

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

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Official Sites:

Discovery Channel

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kennedy testõrei See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16 : 9
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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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Kennedy Detail memories versus the photographic evidence.
4 July 2017 | by brownosu77See all my reviews

I found a great amount of the documentary fascinating but I do feel the book and show tend to put the blame on President Kennedy for his own assassination by ordering "the ivy league charlatans " off the back of his car. Moreover their recollections of the time frame, distances and their reactions do not match the photographic evidence. The Zapruder film does not really capture much about their reactions other than the agent in the back seat of the backup car looking over the side of the car toward the road where most likely a piece of the bullet from the first shot hit the pavement around frame 160 or so most likely reacting to the first shot which everyone now agrees was the shot that missed and happened earlier (around Zapruder 160)than Warren report suggest. Most experts agree now the shot sequence took 8-11 seconds so the agents had much more time to react. The picture and films that show the most are the Altgens photo shot around Zapruder frame 255 and the Nix and Muchmore films shot from the other side of Dealey Plaza. What do they show: 1. Altgens picture shot 2 seconds after JFK hit in the upper back and shows his arms fully extended dramatically up to his neck in obvious distress show the two agents on his side looking back toward to School Book Depository instead of being focused on the President and Agent Hill not reacting at all.

2. Muchmore and Nix film show clearly the "impossible feat" that Agent Hill performed getting to the Presidents car was not impossible and not anywhere close to being on time. If you watch closely when the 3rd shot hits the President Agent Hill is one step off the running board of the backup car and his whole sprint was about 6 steps.The agent on Presidents side was leaning forward at time of 3rd shot not starting to get off the car.

If any would have reacted as the agents did when President Reagan was shot we would have had President Kennedy for 8 years and who knows how history would have changed. Mark Brown, MD, FAAP The agents do not talk about the fact they were up until 3-5 am and some were drinking. I think what they all need to do is just admit their faults that day and ask forgiveness. Rationalization will not give them peace.


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