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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.


Malcolm Mcdonald


Steve Lucas, Colin McLaren (based on the book by)
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Credited cast:
Alex Ivanovici ... Self - Narrator
Howard Donahue Howard Donahue ... Self - Ballistics Expert (archive footage)
Colin McLaren ... Self - Veteran Detective
Colleen Lorenzen Colleen Lorenzen ... Self - Daughter of Howard Donahue
Bonar Menninger Bonar Menninger ... Self - Journalist & Author
John Connally ... Self - Governor, Texas (archive footage)
Ralph Yarborough Ralph Yarborough ... Self - Senator, Tecas (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wyatt Bowen ... Jerrol Custer
Anne-Sophie Bozon Anne-Sophie Bozon ... Nurse #1
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 ... Jean Hill


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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Most, if not all, of the dramatization supporting cast have also been the supporting cast in "I'm Not There.", "Warm Bodies", "The Bone Collector", and "White House Down". This is because all of these films were shot in Canada. See more »


Trevor Hayes, who plays Agent George Hickey, is seen writing his statement with his left hand. He is later seen carrying the AR-15 with his right hand. See more »

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Ridiculous Theory
25 December 2017 | by dspear-624-498766See all my reviews

So after Oswald fired his first shot, Hickey identified that JFK was shot, looked up at the 6th floor, reached down for the AR-15, lifted it from his car floor, released the safety, turned the rifle toward JFK rather than the 6th floor, and accidentally shoots JFK.

And he does all this in under 6 seconds! Yeah, right.

The movie also doesn't talk about the type of bullet the AR-15 fires and if there is any indication of that bullet entering the back of JFK's head at the proper angle. This theory is so bad that I suspect it is a deliberate fake that can be proven wrong. I'm sure the assassination was a conspiracy, but not this.

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Release Date:

16 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Джон Кеннеди: Пороховой дым See more »

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Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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