Synopsis: Recounting the chaotic events that occurred in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, Parkland weaves together the perspectives of a handful of ordinary individuals suddenly thrust into extraordinary circumstances: the young doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital; Dallas' chief of the Secret Service; an unwitting cameraman who captured what became the most watched and examined film in history; the FBI agents who nearly had the gunman within their grasp; the brother of Lee Harvey Oswald, left to deal with his shattered family; and JFK's security team, witnesses to both the president's death and Vice President Lyndon Johnson's rise to power over a nation whose innocence was forever altered.
Director(s): Peter Landesman
Production: Exclusive Releasing
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

Fort Worth temperature

of 56 degrees, Dallas 55,

skies are cloudy, and very light

rain is reported in both cities.

President and Mrs. Kennedy arrived in

Fort Worth from Houston late lest night

to an enthusiastic reception

from huge crowds

and spent the night in Suite

850 at Hotel Texas, downtown.

The President scheduled two speeches

in Fort Worth this morning,

the first

to the general public,

the other at a Chamber

of Commerce breakfast.

The two day, five speech four

is political in that

he's mending fences here.

Police in Dallas have mounted

the biggest security operation

in their history.

Although Texas newspapers

are much preoccupied

with Democratic party feuding

behind the glamor of the occasion,

It has not detracted from the

Kennedys' popular success.

Robert McNeal, NBC News, with the

presidential party in Fort Worth.

Mr. President, we know

that you don't wear a hat.

But we couldn't

let you leave Fort Worth

without providing you some

protection against the rain.

I'll put it on

in the White House on Monday.

If you'll come up there, you'll

have a chance to see it there.


Yeah, I'll be right down.

Nuh uh.


Good morning.

An Irish man, an Italian,

and a Jew walk into a bar.

Oh, we've heard

this one before.

Oh, you're going

to love it.

Is it okay to send this to New York?

Yeah, sure.

Hey, early lunch

today, gang.

I want everybody downstairs

to see the President.

Special Agent Hasty, FBI.

Where'd that come from?

Did you make this at home?

Morning, Chrissy.

Good morning, sir.

At lunch...

Where'd that come from?

They're all

over town.


You love your president,

don't you, Jimmy?

You're damn right I do.

He's a good man.

Hosty's just like Kennedy.

He's just not as handsome.

Everything by the book today.

Enjoy the parade

if you're not working a case.

Anything you get on the

President's visit you don't like,

tell the secret service.

It's their show.

Nice day for a motorcade.

What are you

working on there today?

Working on losing about five pounds.

I think you need it.

Contact with the President,

from the cars he rides in.

Everything and anything involving

the security of the Chief Executive

has been checked, re-checked,

and then checked again.

Most of us here at the

radio, TV, and press area...

Turn it up.

A huge broadcasting truck right near

the Love Field freight terminal.

We have an excellent view

of the landing area

and the dignitaries who will be

greeting the President as he arrives.

The area selected to afford

maximum viewing for the public

and grants access

to the route of travel

the motorcade will use

into downtown Dallas.

We going to be okay here?

Oh, yeah.

It's a good program.

The President's plane,

now touching down.

Its wheels are down.

Ana' the President

and Mrs. Kennedy

have arrived

at Dallas, Love Field.

I tried to trade shifts

with Jane,

but she said no, and she's

a Republican. Really?

Hurry up, Mr. Z.

All right, come on,

come on come on, here we go.

I want to get up here, all right?

Up there?

Want to see John

and Jackie today.

They're so beautiful


Yes, they are.

Don't you two roll

your eyes at me.

How'd she know

I was rolling my eyes?

Saddle up guys!

It's Kennedy weather!

Here is where

you wind the motor.

18 frames a second. You turn the

aperture ring here to let in more light.

I don't know what

any of that means.

...of the red lighted


Now they ere waving, and here

comes Jackie, waving hi.

Mrs. Kennedy, radiant

in that pink outfit.

The President's car is now

turning onto Elm Street.

Now it will only be a matter of minutes

before they arrive at the Trade Mart.

Oh! Oh! Oh, there he is!

Oh right, there he is!

There he is! Whoa, whoa, whoa.

Hold on. All right, all right.

Oh, my God!

They killed him!

Oh, my God!

Oh, my God!

Oh, my God,

they killed him!

They killed him!

Oh, my God!

I don't know.

I used to think

about getting married.

601! Code 3, stand by.

We have a Code 3 coming in,

but what's a 601 again?

Oh, VIP transport.

President's in to win.

Anything we

should know, dispatch?

We got something.

I'm busy.

It's the President.

He's coming in.

What's going on?

I'm not sure,

but I need you.

He's probably

got the flu.

There's been a shooting

with the President.

Jackie, how is he?

How is he!


Leave me alone.

We have to let

the doctors do their job.

Oh, God.

Oh, my God!

Let's go! Let's go!

We need to get him out!

We got to get him

inside, Jackie!

Let's go!

Stretchers! We need

some stretchers!

Now! Come on.

Go, go, go!

Dammit! Come on!

Get those gurneys here!

Move! Let's go!

This way!

Jackie. We go to get

him inside, Jackie!

Let's go.

Come on!

Let's get a gurney out here!

Go right!

To the right! To the right!

Go! Go! Go!

Were you using

that camera?

I have to go

to my office.

Dallas Morning News.

I'm a reporter.

What did...

What did you just see?

His head just

flew to pieces.

Outside line! It's the Dallas

White House number.

Riverside 1-3-4-2-1.

This is digest! I need

to keep this line open.


keep this line open.

This is duplex.

Look at your clock.

It's 12:
40 here.

40 Eastern, clocked.

We are at Parkland Memorial

Hospital. Dallas, Texas.

The man has been hit.

Repeat! The man

has been hit.

Quickly! Quickly! Quickly!

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Peter Landesman

Peter Landesman is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, journalist, novelist and painter. He wrote a number of cover stories for the New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly and others, including investigations into global arms trafficking, sex trafficking, refugee trafficking, the Rwandan genocide, and the creation and smuggling of forged and stolen art and antiquities. He also reported from the conflicts in Kosovo, Rwanda, and Pakistan and Afghanistan post-9/11. more…

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