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Director: Oliver Stone

Cast: Kevin Costner, Sissy Spacek, Joe Pesci


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JFK takes viewers back to the Kennedy assassination, and makes them wonder if they will ever know the truth about who really killed Kennedy. Kevin Costner plays attorney Jim Garrison, who's sure that he has information that points to others involved in the plot to kill Kennedy. This DVD has been digitally remastered, with 17 additional minutes of film added.


JFK takes viewers back to the Kennedy assassination, and makes them wonder if they will ever know the truth about who really killed Kennedy. Kevin Costner plays attorney Jim Garrison, who's sure that he has information that points to others involved in the plot to kill Kennedy. This DVD has been digitally remastered, with 17 additional minutes of film added. Director Oliver Stone's rendition of Garrison's book won a Golden Globe for best director, and was nominated and won in several Academy Award categories. The two-sided DVD is offered in a widescreen version that preserves the aspect ratio of the original film. Sound is crisp Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. Subtitles are available in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. This special edition director's cut features also include Stone's full-length commentary, deleted and extra scene footage, production notes, a theatrical trailer, and multimedia essays regarding the Kennedy assassination and related archives. While the essays are only sound and text, they are a fascinating glimpse into our nation's past. Also included are special enhanced PC-accessible features including web events, a chat room, links to related websites, essays and articles on the Kennedys, and Stone's other films.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Few films in recent decades have inspired as much controversy as Oliver Stone's provocative 1991 drama concerning the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the whirlwind investigations that followed it. Stone, whose obvious infatuation with Kennedy borders on blind hero-worship, makes real-life New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison (played by Kevin Costner) the focal point of his three-hour epic. Garrison's conviction that Kennedy's murder was the product of a sinister government conspiracy became an obsession that eventually dominated his every waking hour, sullied his reputation, alienated his family and, finally, made him an object of ridicule. To Stone's uncritical eyes, however, he's a true-blue American hero, and the film reflects that bias. Crammed with historical detail -- some of it of dubious accuracy -- and peopled with such outstanding talents as Sissy Spacek (playing Garrison's long-suffering wife), Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Bacon, Donald Sutherland, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, and Ed Asner, JFK crackles with energy and, despite its excessive length, never becomes boring. Is it the fever dream of an unreconstructed conspiracy theorist or a chillingly accurate portrayal of events the American people willingly swept under the national carpet? That's up to you to decide. Stone makes his case in a running commentary for the DVD, which also includes previously deleted scenes that added another 15 minutes to the film's running time.
All Movie Guide
Despite criticism from historians and conspiracy buffs alike, Oliver Stone's docudrama JFK provides its audience with a highly controversial and thought-provoking depiction of the mysterious circumstances surrounding the assassination of America's 35th president. Centered around New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison's (Kevin Costner) personal investigation into the links between businessman Clay Shaw (Tommy Lee Jones) and presumed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald (Gary Oldman), JFK is as much a director's crusade as it is a landmark in raising public consciousness. After JFK's unprecedented box-office success and eight subsequent Oscar nominations, the United States government felt enough pressure to unseal the secret files related to the assassination -- a first in Hollywood/federal government relations. The problem is that Stone neglected factual consistency in the name of making a point. Many of Garrison's statements and various aspects of the conspiracy as presented in JFK are entirely false or based on precarious speculation. JFK is a double-edged sword for Stone, who was simultaneously rewarded and punished within the Hollywood system for tackling such a sensitive subject. However, with regard to the unarguably imaginative editing, JFK remains a spectacular achievement in film. Often lost amongst criticism is the existence of as many frighteningly irrefutable facts as creative liberties. This, combined with an all-star cast, beautiful cinematography, and disturbing archival footage, makes JFK a must-see for anyone interested in John F. Kennedy and the underbelly of the American government.

Product Details

Release Date:
Original Release:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
[Wide Screen]
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]

Special Features

Feature-length director audio commentary; Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; Deleted/extended scenes; Multimedia essays; Interactive menus; Production notes; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Subtitles: English, Français, Español, and Portuguese; DVD-ROM PC:; Web events; Chat room access and web site links; Essays and articles on the JFK assassination and the films of Oliver Stone

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Costner Jim Garrison
Sissy Spacek Liz Garrison
Joe Pesci David Ferrie
Tommy Lee Jones Clay Shaw
Gary Oldman Lee Harvey Oswald
Michael Rooker Bill Broussard
Jay O. Sanders Lou Ivon
Laurie Metcalf Suzie Cox
Donald Sutherland X
Gary Grubbs Al Oser
Jack Lemmon Jack Martin
Walter Matthau Sen. Russell Long
Ed Asner Guy Bannister
John Candy Dean Andrews
Kevin Bacon Willie O'Keefe
Brian Doyle-Murray Jack Ruby
Sally Kirkland Rose Cheramie
Beata Pozniak Marina Oswald
Vincent D'Onofrio Bill Newman
Tony Plana Carlos Bringuier
Tomas Milian Leopoldo
Jim Garrison Earl Warren
Lolita Davidovich Beverly Oliver
Tom Howard L.B.J.
Ray LePere Abraham Zapruder
Steve F. Price 1st Pathologist
Anthony Ramirez Epileptic
Steve Reed John F. Kennedy - Double
Jodie Farber Jackie Kennedy - Double
Columbia DuBose Nellie Connally - Double
Randy Means Gov. Connally - Double
Perry R. Russo Angry Bar Patron
Pat Perkins Mattie
Wayne Knight Numa Bertel
John Galt Lyndon B. Johnson
Ron Jackson FBI Spokesman
Sean Stone Jasper Garrison
Amy Long Virginia Garrison
Scott Krueger Snapper Garrison
Allison Pratt Davis Elizabeth Garrison
Pruitt Taylor Vince Lee Bowers
Red Mitchell Sgt. Harkness
Ronald Von Klaussen Hobo #1
John Davies Hobo #2
Michael Ozag Hobo #3
Raul Aranas Angelo
Willem Oltmans George DeMohrenschildt
Gail Cronauer Janet Williams
Gary Carter Bill Williams
Roxie M. Frnka Earlene Roberts
Zeke Mills J.C. Price
James Harrell Sam Holland
Ray Redd Dodd
Ellen McElduff Jean Hill
Sally Nystuen Mary Moorman
Jo Anderson Julia Ann Mercer
Edwin Neal Mercer Interrogator
T.J. Kennedy Hill Interrogator
Carolina McCullough Stripper
J.J. Johnston Mobster with Broussard
Linda Flores Wade Syvia Odio
William Larsen Will Fritz
Eric A. Vicini French Reporter
Michael Gurievsky Russian Reporter
Caroline Crosthwaite-Eyre British Reporter
Helen Miller Garrison Receptionist
Harold G. Herthum Coroner
Norman Davis Colonel Reich
Errol McLendon Man with Umbrella
John Seitz General Lemnitzer
Odin K. Langford Officer Habighorst
Nathan Scott John Chancler
Jorge Fernandez Miguel Torres
Roy Barnitt Irvin F Dymond
Alvin Spicuzza Bailiff
Michael Skipper James Teague
Chris Robinson Dr. Humes
Chris Renna Bethesda Doctor
Merlyn Sexton Admiral Kenney
Wayne Tippet FBI Agent Frank
Frank Whaley Fake Oswald (uncredited)
Dalton Dearborn Army General
Mykel Chaves Sandra Styles
Dale Dye General Y.
Carol Farabee Carolyn Arnold
Bill Bolender Prisoner Powell
Price Carson Tippet
Walter Breaux Vernon Bundy
I.D. Brickman Dr. Peters
Bill Pickle Marion Baker
Joseph Nadell Dr. McClelland
Willie Minor Bonnie Ray Williams
Christopher Otto Assistant DA
Ted Pennebaker Arnold Rowland
David Gilbert Voice Only
John Finnegan Judge Haggerty
Christopher Kosiciuk FBI Agent at Autopsy
Larry Melton Patrolman Joe Smith
Peter Maloney Colonel Finck

Technical Credits
Oliver Stone Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Craig Berkeley Makeup
Hank Corwin Editor
Bill Daly Sound Mixer
Risa Bramon Garcia Casting
Derek R. Hill Art Director
A. Kitman Ho Producer
Billy Hopkins Casting
Joe Hutshing Editor
Victor Kempster Production Designer
Heidi Levitt Casting
Tod A. Maitland Sound/Sound Designer
Arnon Milchan Executive Producer
Joseph P. Reidy Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Robert Richardson Cinematographer
Crispian Sallis Set Decoration/Design
Pietro Scalia Editor
Zachary Sklar Screenwriter
Marlene Stewart Costumes/Costume Designer
Alan Tomkins Art Director
Clayton Townsend Co-producer,Production Manager
John Williams [composer] Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- JFK
1. Farewell Address [1:29]
2. Kennedy's Challenge [2:46]
3. Cheramie's Warning [:57]
4. November 22, 1963 [2:04]
5. Garrison Bears News [2:12]
6. Bannister's Toast [1:51]
7. Oswald Arrested [:45]
8. Martin Beaten [1:57]
9. New Orleans Connection [2:05]
10. Death Strikes Again [2:21]
11. Questioning Ferrie [4:24]
12. Warren Engaged [1:07]
13. Fall 1966: Sen. Long [2:04]
14. Out of Jim's Domain [2:17]
15. Bowers' Testimony [3:21]
16. "Do I Have to Spell It...?" [1:39]
17. Walking Tour [4:35]
18. Operation Mongoose [3:50]
19. Oswald and Clay [2:06]
20. Andres on Big Enchilada [3:05]
21. O'Keefe on Conspirators [2:57]
22. Anti-Castro, Anti-Kennedy [2:31]
23. "People Got to Know Why" [1:54]
24. Restaurant Recap [2:34]
25. A Picture of Oswald [2:36]
26. Back From USSR; DeMohrenschildt [2:40]
27. The Oswalds at Odds [2:02]
28. Through Looking Glass [1:31]
29. Dealey Plaza Witnesses [3:01]
30. Altered Statements [1:56]
31. The Carousel Club [2:01]
32. No Safe Place [1:46]
33. Book Depository [3:02]
34. Motorcycle Route [1:34]
35. Identity of Clay Bertrand [1:07]
36. More Than One Oswald [4:36]
37. Easter W/ Clay Shaw [2:40]
38. Dining at Shaw's [1:53]
39. Costumed Revels [2:08]
40. Walking...Raindrops [2:32]
41. Caring More About JFK [1:17]
42. Headlines [1:57]
43. Ferrie Calls Ivon [1:08]
44. Death Warrant [4:29]
45. Bugged [2:13]
46. Sudden Death [3:22]
47. Broussard Warned [1:02]
48. "Just Call Me X" [1:23]
49. X's Reassignment [2:33]
50. "Nothing Was Left To..." [3:00]
51. Surrounded by Enemy [5:46]
52. "Kings Are Killed at JFK's Grave" [4:44]
53. "Let Justice Be Done..." [2:07]
54. Network TV Special [2:08]
55. April 4, 1968 [4:26]
56. Truth's a Scary Thing [1:01]
57. Obstacles [1:05]
58. Duo in Clinton [1:02]
59. Notes Destroyed... [1:39]
60. The Foot Soldier [3:02]
61. Broussard Walks Out [3:21]
62. Jerry Johnson Show [3:07]
63. Restroom Incident [2:20]
64. "Bills Turned;" First Blow [2:53]
65. June 6, 1968 [3:06]
66. The Trial Begins [2:48]
67. A Ruling Favors Shaw [1:45]
68. The Zapruder Film [2:15]
69. Magic Bullet Theory [2:44]
70. Key Witnesses [1:10]
71. The Autopsies [3:43]
72. Disappearances [1:01]
73. Speculation About Killers [2:02]
74. Shooters Hit Their Mark [2:02]
75. Amid Pandemonium [1:38]
76. Oswald's Action [3:04]
77. Shooting of Officer Tippit [1:22]
78. Oswald Captured [1:56]
79. Oswald Slain [1:31]
80. Ghost of John F. Kennedy [1:19]
81. Coup d'Etat [2:16]
82. Government's Files [1:40]
83. Fight For the Truth [2:01]
84. "It's Up to You" [1:24]
85. The Verdict [:55]
86. Garrison's Resolution [1:03]
87. Coda and Dedication [1:36]
88. End Credits [5:31]
Disc #2 -- JFK
1. Jack Ruby Injected With Cancer [3:13]
2. Jim Garrison and Dean Andrews - Extended [4:54]
3. Jim Garrison and Liz Garrison at Home [1:16]
4. Jim Garrison and Colorado Businessman [9:10]
5. Beverly Oliver Interview - Extended [5:39]
6. Jean Hill Interview - Extended [2:43]
7. Jim Garrison in the Book Depository [2:18]
8. Antoine's Restaurant - Oswald Information - Extended [4:29]
9. Clay Shaw Trial 1 - Oswald Information - Extended [1:55]
10. Clay Shaw Trial 2 - Oswald Information - Extended [3:32]
11. Fantasy Sequence - Oswald from the Grave [3:22]
12. Alternat Ending [9:37]


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JFK 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is truly one of the most controversial films of the 90's. Oliver Stone not only stirs the audience but he also stirs the media. It is a shame that one of the most creative minded filmmakers ever gets blasted by the media for such splendid motion pictures. JFK has all the right components for a truly brilliant film. Great acting, superb direction, and a mesmerizing screenplay. The Oscar-winning photography and editing are also major assets to three time Oscar winner Oliver Stone's exceptional and unforgettable masterpiece.
ebony12 More than 1 year ago
I love this movie! and it is even better than the two others I have bought. Buy it in Blue Ray! A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish we hadn't purchased. Way too much paper copy "stuff." DVDs poor quality. Sorry! I wouldn't even offer these for anyone to borrow. Not what we thought it would be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a beautifuly done movie and is extremely convincing, especially after watching the special features on the DVD. I would recomend it to anybody. But don't sit down and expect to watch it in one go, it is of an exceptional length, however those who have seen it would never complain about that aspect, as it is all necessary and interesting.
Nami726 More than 1 year ago
The best of the best---very moving---keeps you engaged! Great Quality set!!
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