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Killing Kennedy (2013)

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Based on Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's best seller comes this shocking thriller starring Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin. As John F. Kennedy (Lowe) rises to become U.S. president, a ... See full summary »

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Nelson McCormick

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Kelly Masterson, Bill O'Reilly (based on the book by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... John F. Kennedy
Will Rothhaar ... Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Noseworthy ... Bobby Kennedy
Casey Siemaszko ... Jack Ruby
Boris McGiver ... FBI Agent
Richard Flood ... Kenny O'Donnell
Francis Guinan ... Lyndon Johnson
Mary Pat Gleason ... Marguerite Oswald
Jamie McShane ... Richard Snyder
Brian Hutchison ... Winston Lawson
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Marina Oswald
Ginnifer Goodwin ... Jacqueline Kennedy
Peter Rini ... Agent Mooney
Antoinette LaVecchia ... Lady Bird Johnson
Roger W. Durrett Roger W. Durrett ... Admiral Burke (as Roger Durrett)
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Based on Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's best seller comes this shocking thriller starring Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin. As John F. Kennedy (Lowe) rises to become U.S. president, a former Marine grows disillusioned with America. When their paths ultimately cross, the course of history is changed forever as seen in this mesmerizing film about the assassination of JFK - and its chilling aftermath. Written by Anonymous

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When Michelle Trachtenberg signed on to play Marina Oswald, her script dialogue was mostly in Russian with some English later added. Her Russian-born mother acted as her translator in helping to break down her entire script both phonetically and vernacularly. See more »

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The flags on the Presidential limousine, SS-100X, are reversed. The American Flag should be on the right fender. See more »

Quotes

John F. Kennedy: There are men dying on those beaches, right now. I'm suppose to be the most powerful man in the world and I... I'm impotent. Well, I'll tell you what, this is the last time anyone's gonna make a decision like that for me.
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References War Is Hell (1961) See more »

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a thoughtful performance by Rob Lowe can't save this
12 September 2018 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

This is a low-budget production starring Rob Lowe, who does a good job as JFK. The story focuses on Lee Harvey Oswald, his political leanings, and his activities prior to the assassination.

I doubt the factual accuracy of some of this. Don't tell me Jack Ruby broke down over poor Jackie now that her husband was dead. And I still think Ruby killing Oswald was something authorities let happen. He was being moved to another prison and instead of having a vehicle by the door, he was walked slowly through the garage. Then, surrounded by all these people, Jack Ruby shoots him. Also, the film shows Mrs. Kennedy all by herself sitting outside the room where doctors were working on her husband. I don't think so.

Rob Lowe was a standout. I also liked Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald. Will Rothhaar as Oswald was too good-looking, and Ginnifer Goodwin lacked the sophistication required for Jackie. Also I think her relationship with her husband was somewhat misrepresented, given what we know now.


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English | Russian

Release Date:

10 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Richmond, Virginia, USA See more »

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