Director: Oliver Stone Cast: Kevin Costner, Sissy Spacek, Joe Pesci
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The November 22, 1963, assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy shocked the nation and the world. The brisk investigation of that murder conducted under the guidance of Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren distressed many observers, even though subsequent careful investigations have been unable to find much fault with the conclusions his commission drew, the central one of which was that the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, acted alone. Instead of satisfying the public, one result of the Warren Commission Report was that an unimaginable number of plausible conspiracy theories were bruited about, and these have supported a sizeable publishing mini-industry ever since. In making this movie, director Oliver Stone had his pick of supposed or real investigative flaws to draw from and has constructed what some reviewers felt was one of the most compelling (and controversial) political detective thrillers ever to emerge from American cinema. Long before filming was completed, Stone was fending off heated accusations of artistic and historical irresponsibility, and these only intensified after the film was released. In the story, New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner) is convinced that there are some big flaws in the investigation of Oswald (Gary Oldman), and he sets out to recreate the events leading up to the assassination. Along the way, he stumbles across evidence that a great many people had reason to want to see the president killed, and he is convinced that some of them worked in concert to frame Oswald as the killer. Among the suspects are Lyndon Baines Johnson (the next president), the CIA, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Mafia. Over the course of gathering what he believes to be evidence of a conspiracy, Garrison unveils some of the grittier aspects of New Orleans society, focusing on the shady activities of local businessman Clay Shaw (Tommy Lee Jones). Garrison's investigations culminate in his conducting a show trial that he knows he will lose and which he is sure will ruin his career in order to get his evidence into the public record where it can't be buried again. This movie won two of the many Academy Awards for which it was nominated: one for Best Photography (Robert Richardson) and the other for Editing (Joe Hutshing).

Product Details

Release Date: 11/11/2008
UPC: 0883929033690
Original Release: 1991
Rating: R
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 3:25:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Feature-length audio commentary by director/co-writer Oliver Stone; Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 penetrating; Documentary Beyond JFK: The Question of Conspiracy; Deleted/extended scenes with optional commentary by Stone; Multimedia essays; Production notes; Theatrial trailer

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: Feature Film
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. Bower's 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. Andrews 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. Motorcade 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: Bonus Material
1. Opening [2:39]
2. Journalism With an Agenda [3:16]
3. Open Questions [1:08]
4. News and Memories [6:09]
5. Lee and Me [1:18]
6. One Neat Package [6:20]
7. Magic Bullet Theory [2:42]
8. The Actors [:46]
9. Conspiracy Convention [5:00]
10. Oswald/Ruby Connection [1:32]
11. Zapruder Film; the CIA [2:58]
12. The Auction [1:19]
13. The Trials of Jim Garrison [2:45]
14. David Ferrie [2:02]
15. Interest Reawakened [2:37]
16. Guy Bannister [2:24]
17. Dean Andrews [1:30]
18. Trail to Clay Shaw [1:26]
19. Together in Clinton [2:20]
20. Going Public [3:43]
21. Trial and Verdict [5:28]
22. Can't Put It Away [:42]
23. Why Done It? [:42]
24. Conspiracy Theories [1:51]
25. Cuba: Fidel Castro [1:52]
26. Texas Oilmen [2:41]
27. The CIA [3:02]
28. The Mafia [4:24]
29. Military/Industrial Complex [6:13]
30. Surrounded by Enemies [2:36]
31. Secret State [:59]
32. Freeing the Files [3:16]
33. Coda and End Credits [2:01]

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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+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Nami726 More than 1 year ago
The best of the best---very moving---keeps you engaged! Great Quality set!!
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.
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.
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