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Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (1963)

The home movie footage shot by Abraham Zapruder that caught the assassination of the U.S. President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

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Abraham Zapruder (uncredited)
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Abraham Zapruder's home-camera footage of the assassination of John F. Kennedy is treated to digital re-mastering. We also get to see the images hidden "between the sprocket holes," making ... See full summary »

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Uncredited cast:
Charles Brehm ... Himself - Onlooker with Son (uncredited)
Howard Brennan ... Himself - Onlooker (uncredited)
John Connally ... Himself - Governor of Texas (uncredited)
Nellie Connally ... Herself - First Lady of Texas (uncredited)
William Greer ... Himself - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Bobby Hargis ... Himself - Dallas Police Officer (uncredited)
George W. Hickey George W. Hickey ... Himself - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Clint Hill ... Himself - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Jean Hill ... Herself - Onlooker in Red Coat (uncredited)
Roy Kellerman ... Himself - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Jacqueline Kennedy ... Herself - First Lady of the United States of America (uncredited)
John F. Kennedy ... Himself - President of the United States of America (uncredited)
Samuel A. Kinney Samuel A. Kinney ... Himself - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Paul E. Landis Paul E. Landis ... Himself - U.S. Secret Service Agent (only in extended frame version) (uncredited)
B.J. Martin B.J. Martin ... Himself - Dallas Police Officer (uncredited)
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President John F. Kennedy is shown riding in an open-top car with his wife and several others, waving at crowds on the sidewalk. He is hit by a bullet and clutches his throat as the others react with surprise. Another shot hits Kennedy in the head and he collapses. A Secret Service agent runs up to the car, and Mrs. Kennedy climbs onto the trunk to pull him aboard as the car speeds away. Written by Eric Sorensen

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USA

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Silent

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When the film was released publicly in 1975 many people assumed that Mrs. Kennedy jumped on the trunk after the shooting because she was frightened and trying to get out of the way. Some years later the secret service agent who jumped onto the bumper and trunk revealed that she was actually trying to retrieve a piece of the president's brain that had landed on the back of the car. See more »

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Being a home movie, this film has no credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Digitally restored in 1997 and available on the "Image Of An Assasination" VHS/DVD. A version of the film was created that shows the extra footage in the sprocket area that was previously unseen in motion. See more »

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A piece of history.
30 July 2006 | by abrelsfordSee all my reviews

A piece of history that prooves that most film of historic events is quite often recorded by the general public.

Also, that previous comment is a prime example of a conspiracy nut (one who blindly believes in the conpsiracy, instead of forming it for themselves) as they seem to ignore the fact that there were many people filming on that in different locations, which perfectly match the spreader film. (also, many of the so called mistakes can be atributed to the fact that it is an old camera that used photographic film that was on a spring based mechanism, which could easily have a speed that is not constant)


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