1991 Oliver Stone movie presenting an alternative to the official story of 22 Nov 1963 in Dallas, Texas

JFK is a 1991 American conspiracy-thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It examines the events leading to the assassination of 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 the Warren Commission.

John F. Kennedy

Cast and Crew

Kevin CostnerJim Garrison
Oliver StoneDirector, screenplay, producer

Web Pages

JFK (1991) - IMDb

Video Products

JFK (Director's Cut) (2003), 4 Jan 2011


The J.F.K. Flap, by Murray Rothbard, The Rothbard-Rockwell Report, May 1992
Review of Oliver Stone's JFK, including the media reaction and current theories on the Kennedy assassination
"The most fascinating thing about JFK, as exciting and well-done as it is, is not the movie itself but the hysterical attempt to marginalize, if not to suppress it. How many movies can you remember where the entire Establishment, in serried ranks, from left (The Nation) through Center to Right, joined together as one in a frantic orgy of calumny and denunciation."
Related Topic: John F. Kennedy
Who Killed JFK? The Media Whitewash, by Carl Oglesby, Lies of Our Times, Sep 1991
Related Topic: John F. Kennedy


JFK (1991), by Stephen W. Carson
"The driving force of the film is a mystery... What really happened on November 22, 1963? As revealed in the director commentary on the film, Stone is not particularly attached to the theory the film puts forward about what happened that day. His main thrust is to make viewers dissatisfied with the official explanation. That he accomplishes with great skill."


JFK (1991) HD trailer, 20 Dec 1991

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