• JFK (1991)


Release Date: 1991

DVD Release Date: November 11th, 2003

R |3 hr 9 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Kevin Costner, Sissy Spacek, Joe Pesci, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman, Jay O. Sanders, Michael Rooker, Laurie Metcalf

Director: Oliver Stone

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Ixtlan Corporation, Alcor Films, Camelot Pictures, Warner Brothers, Regency Enterprises

Keywords: Wife, Mystery, Deception, Spirited, 1960s, Passionate

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Stone and his editors, Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia, have somehow triumphed over the tumult of material here and made it work - made it grip and disturb us. show more

  • 80
    Julie SalamonWall Street Journal

    It's powerful film making that at the very least accomplishes what Mr. Stone said he set out to do - to offer the world an alternate myth. [20 Dec 1991]

  • 100
    Peter StackSan Francisco Chronicle

    Director Oliver Stone has fashioned in JFK a riveting, dramatic and disturbing look at one of the great whodunits of history. [20 Dec 1991]

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Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Directing
Nominated Sound
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Winner Cinematography
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Winner Film Editing