Synopsis: This acclaimed Oliver Stone drama presents the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner). When Garrison begins to doubt conventional thinking on the murder, he faces government resistance, and, after the killing of suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald (Gary Oldman), he closes the case. Later, however, Garrison reopens the investigation, finding evidence of an extensive conspiracy behind Kennedy's death.
Production: Warner Bros.
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 27 nominations.
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189 min


The beach, the bombardment, the rounding up of prisoners,

Kennedy's public apology, Allen Dulles standing next to

J.F.K., both uncomfortable with the small talk...


He inherits a secret war against the

Communist Castro dictatorship in

Cuba, a war run by the CIA and angry

Cuban exiles out of bases in the

Southern United States, Panama,

Nicaragua and Guatemala. Castro is

a successful revolutionary frightening

to American business interests in

Latin America - companies like Cabot's

United Fruit, Continental Can, and

Rockefeller's Standard Oil. This

war culminates in the disastrous Bay

of Pigs invasion in April 1961, when

Kennedy refuses to provide air cover

for the exile brigade. Of the 1600

men who invade, 114 are killed, 1200

are captured. The Cuban exiles and

the CIA are furious at Kennedy's

irresolution... Kennedy, taking public

responsibility for the failure,

privately claims the CIA lied to him

and tried to manipulate him into

ordering an all-out American invasion

of Cuba. He vows to splinter the

CIA into a thousand pieces and fires

Director Allen Dulles, Deputies

Charles Cabell and Richard Bissell,

the top leadership of the Agency.

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Oliver Stone

William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Stone came to public prominence between the mid-1980s and the early 1990s for writing and directing a series of films about the Vietnam War, in which he had participated as an infantry soldier. Many of Stone's films primarily focus on controversial American political issues during the late 20th century, and as such that they were considered contentious at the times of their releases. more…

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