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Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (1970)

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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Uncredited cast:
Charles Brehm ... Self - Onlooker with Son (uncredited)
Howard Brennan ... Self - Onlooker (uncredited)
John Connally ... Self - Governor of Texas (uncredited)
Nellie Connally ... Self - First Lady of Texas (uncredited)
William Greer ... Self - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Bobby Hargis ... Self - Dallas Police Officer (uncredited)
George W. Hickey George W. Hickey ... Self - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Clint Hill ... Self - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Jean Hill ... Self - Onlooker in Red Coat (uncredited)
Roy Kellerman ... Self - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Jacqueline Kennedy ... Self - First Lady of the United States of America (uncredited)
John F. Kennedy ... Self - President of the United States of America (uncredited)
Samuel A. Kinney Samuel A. Kinney ... Self - U.S. Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Paul E. Landis Paul E. Landis ... Self - U.S. Secret Service Agent (only in extended frame version) (uncredited)
B.J. Martin B.J. Martin ... Self - Dallas Police Officer (uncredited)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

This is the most studied piece of film in the history of cinematography. See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Duncanville: Witch Day (2020) See more »

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Perhaps the Most Important Footage in History
22 November 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (1963)

It's impossible to "review" this 39-second clip but I think it's safe to say it's probably the most shocking and violent footage that was out there up until 9/11 hit. There's no denying the importance of this film and it's easy to say it's one of the most important bits of footage ever captured and one really has to wonder what would history be like had Abraham Zapruder not been there in Dallas that day filming. I mean, can you imagine if this footage was never shot or if it was never released to the public? These 39-seconds are without question rather hard to watch and it's just amazing that all the key moments of the assassination are captured and at such a good location. I've heard rumors from various conspiracy theories that there's actually more footage but there were bits and pieces removed that clearly showed that there were more shots fired. How true this here actually is will never be know just like the countless other theories out there. There's no audio but that's probably a good thing. Can you imagine the screams and all the chaos that would have been captured even perhaps the words of Zapruder?


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Zapruder Film See more »

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Silent

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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