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JFK: The Smoking Gun (2013)

Australian detective Colin McLaren investigates the JFK assassination using ballistics expert Howard Donahue's evidence of a second shooter in Dealey Plaza.

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Malcolm Mcdonald

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Steve Lucas
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Credited cast:
Alex Ivanovici ... Himself - Narrator
Howard Donahue Howard Donahue ... Himself - Ballistics Expert (archive footage)
Colin McLaren ... Himself - Veteran Detective
Colleen Lorenzen Colleen Lorenzen ... Herself - Daughter of Howard Donahue
Bonar Menninger Bonar Menninger ... Himself - Journalist & Author
John Connally ... Himself - Governor, Texas (archive footage)
Ralph Yarborough Ralph Yarborough ... Himself - Senator, Tecas (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wyatt Bowen ... Jerrol Custer
Anne-Sophie Bozon Anne-Sophie Bozon ... Nurse #1
Shawn Campbell Shawn Campbell ... Agent James Sibert
Larry Day ... Senator Ralph Yarborough
Peter Michael Dillon ... Earl Brown
Tod Fennell ... Hugh Betzner
Raphael Grosz-Harvey ... Floyd Reibe
Stephanie Halin Stephanie Halin ... Jean Hill
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Seventy-five percent of the American people still refuse to believe the official story of President John F. Kennedy's death. They do not think he was killed by a lone gunman but by a mysterious cabal that somehow conspired to have him killed. How can this be? How can a crime this famous, witnessed and investigated by so many, remain a mystery? This is what veteran Australian police detective Colin McLaren is determined to find out. JFK: The Smoking Gun follows the forensic cold-case investigation McLaren conducted over four painstaking years, taking us back to that tragic day in Dallas at Dealey Plaza where the shooting took place, to Parkland Hospital where the president was pronounced dead, to the Bethesda Naval Hospital where the autopsy was conducted and to the conclusions of the Warren Commission that have remained controversial to this day. Driven by a seasoned police detective who, thanks to modern technology, finally had access to all the facts and to witness testimony, the ... Written by Betty Palik

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Джон Кеннеди: Пороховой дым See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Accidental? Don't buy it for a moment!
18 November 2013 | by jpeneraSee all my reviews

I watched the documentary JFK: THE SMOKING GUN and it was very disturbing. Yes, it was compelling and convincing that the bullet that explored JFK's head was from a different weapon other than the rifle LHO supposedly used. It was also very compelling that one of the secret agents in the car immediately following JFK fired that lethal shot. But to further say and conclude that the agent, George Hickey, did so "accidentally" is silly and an insult to normal intelligence. In that same show it was revealed that Robert Kennedy asked the agents, "Did you kill my brother?" Even RFK himself sensed this was an "inside" job.

McLaren's teary eyed and choking statement at the end that this really was a "tragic accident" was, to me, contrived and phony.

What was the premise and goal of this documentary? It only raised more questions than to put "closure" on the matter. If it attempted to shut out all conspiracy theories it failed. In fact it opened it up all the more.

One thing is obvious. If the project or action to assassinate JFK was to "kill" him, it blatantly failed. JFK is much more alive now than ever. That bullet in Dallas did not terminate him, on the contrary, it immortalized him, made him "eternal".


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