The film opens with newsreel footage, including the farewell address in 1961 of outgoing President Dwight D. Eisenhower, warning about the build-up of the "military-industrial complex". This is followed by a summary of John F. Kennedy's years as president, emphasizing the events that, in Stone's thesis, would lead to his assassination. This builds to a reconstruction of the assassination on November 22, 1963. New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison subsequently learns about potential links to the assassination in New Orleans. Garrison and his team investigate several possible conspirators, including private pilot David Ferrie (Joe Pesci), but are forced to let them go after their investigation is publicly rebuked by the federal government. Kennedy's suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald is killed by Jack Ruby, and Garrison closes the investigation. Read more on Wikipedia.

MPAA Rating:R
Genre:Drama, History, Thriller
Country:France, United States
Produced By:Arnon Milchan, A. Kitman Ho, Joseph P. Reidy, Oliver Stone, Clayton Townsend
Directed By:Oliver Stone
Written By:Jim Garrison, Zachary Sklar, Oliver Stone, Jim Marrs
Cast:Tom Howard, Doug Jackson, Kevin Bacon, William Larsen, George R. Robertson, Stanley White, Sean Stone, Lena Evans, Ryan MacDonald, John William Galt, Willie Minor, E.J. Morris, Kevin Costner, Angus G. Wynne III, Errol McLendon, Zeke Mills, John Candy, Chris Robinson, Randy Means, Craig Deroche, Robert J. Groden, Orlando Gallegos, Ray LePere, Red Mitchell, Alex Rodine, Ronald Von Klaussen, John Seitz, Gil Glasgow, J.J. Johnston, Benjamin Dane, Christopher Otto, Chuck Kelley, James N. Harrell, Sissy Spacek, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Walter Breaux, Gary Carter, Codie Scott, Jodie Farber, Price Carson, Dale Dye, Perry R. Russo, Sally Vahle, Gary Taggart, Marie Del Marco, Logan Douglas Smith, John Larroquette, Gary Oldman, Maria Mason, Sam Stoneburner, Jeff Bornstein, Ron Jackson, Cheryl Penland, Jack Lemmon, Martin Sheen, Steve Reed, Wayne Tippit, Barry Chambers, Tomas Milian, Tommy Lee Jones, Gail Cronauer, Wayne Knight, Alan Donnes, Darryl Cox, Marco Perella, Michael Rooker, Joe Pesci, Donald Sutherland, Anthony Ramirez, Hugh Feagin, Lolita Davidovich, Chris Renna, Brian Doyle-Murray, John S. Davies, John Finnegan, T.J. Kennedy, R. Bruce Elliott, Pat Pierre Perkins, Jim Garrison, Dalton Dearborn, Bob Gunton, Ellen McElduff, Harold G. Herthum, Helen Miller, Douglas Cunningham, Gary Grubbs, Mark Edward Walters, Rebecca Bustamante, Carol Farabee, Kevin Beard, Sally Kirkland, Douglas Rye, Jay O. Sanders, Mike Longman, Duane Grey, Raul Aranas, John Reneau, Peter Maloney, Edward Asner, Laurie Metcalf, Dan Andreiu, Ron Rifkin, Beata Pozniak Daniels, Jerry Douglas, Walter Matthau, Jo Anderson, Columbia Dubose, George Kelly, Roy Barnitt, Bob Orwig, Jim Gough, Bill Bolender, Richard Rutowski, Baxter Harris, Frank Whaley, Laurie Jenkins Jones, Edwin Neal, Richmond Hoxie, Vincent D'Onofrio, Tony Plana, Agnes Aurelio
In Theaters:Dec 20, 1991
Runtime:3 hours 9 minutes
Production:Warner Bros., Canal+, Regency Enterprises
Box Office:$70,405,498
Available On:Amazon, Itunes, Vudu