JFK

JFK (1991)

Genres - Biography, Drama, History, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Biographical Film, Detective Film, Historical Film, Political Thriller Film  |   Release Date - Dec 20, 1991  |   Run Time - 189 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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JFK is a 1991 American historical legal-conspiracy thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It examines the events leading to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and alleged cover-up through the eyes of former New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner).

Garrison filed charges against New Orleans businessman Clay Shaw (Tommy Lee Jones) for his alleged participation in a conspiracy to assassinate the President, for which Lee Harvey Oswald (Gary Oldman) was found responsible by a government investigation: the Warren Commission.

The film was adapted by Stone and Zachary Sklar from the books On the Trail of the Assassins by Jim Garrison and Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy by Jim Marrs. Stone described this account as a "counter-myth" to the Warren Commission's "fictional myth."

The film became embroiled in controversy. Upon JFK's theatrical release, many major American newspapers ran editorials accusing Stone of taking liberties with historical facts, including the film's implication that President Lyndon B. Johnson was part of a coup d'état to kill Kennedy. After a slow start at the box office, the film gradually picked up momentum, earning over $205 million in worldwide gross. JFK was nominated for eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture) and won two for Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing. It was the most successful of three films Stone made about the American Presidency, followed later by Nixon with Anthony Hopkins in the title role and W. with Josh Brolin as George W. Bush.

Movie Info

Budget

$40,000,000

Box Office

$205,405,498

Tags

Assassination, Assassination Of President, Conspiracy, Death, District Attorney, Espionage, Film Based On Books, Government, Investigation, Justice, Kennedy, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Politics, President, Texas, True Stories

Attributes

Filming Location: New Orleans
Narrative Location: Dallas, New Orleans, Washington, D.C.
Subject: assassination of John F. Kennedy

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J.F.K.
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J.F.K.: Caso abierto
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JFK
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JFK - A nyitott dosszié
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JFK - Affaire non classée
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JFK - avoin tapaus
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JFK - historien man aldrig glömmer
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JFK - saken fortsetter
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JFK - Un caso ancora aperto
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JFK, i istoria pou harahtike sti mnimi mas
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JFK: A Pergunta que Não Quer Calar
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JFK: Dzonas F. Kenedis. Suviai Dalase
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JFK: H ιστορία που χαράχτηκε στη μνήμη μας
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JFK: Het verhaal dat nooit ophoudt
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JFK: Kapanmayan Dosya
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JFK: Tatort Dallas
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JFK: Джей Еф Кей
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John F. Kennedy - Tatort Dallas
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Project X
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Џ. Ф. К.
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Джон Ф. Кеннеді: Постріли в Далласі
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Джон Ф. Кеннеди: Выстрелы в Далласе
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刺杀肯尼迪
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誰殺了甘迺迪
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