JFK is a 1991 American epic political thriller film written and directed by Oliver Stone. The film examines the investigation into the assassination of John F. Kennedy by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison, who came to believe there was a conspiracy to assassinate Kennedy and that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone.


During his farewell address in 1961, outgoing President Dwight D. Eisenhower warns about the build-up of the military-industrial complex. He is succeeded by John F. Kennedy as president, whose time in office is marked by the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis until his assassination in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. Former US marine and suspected Soviet defector Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested for the murder of police officer J. D. Tippit and arraigned with both murders but is killed by nightclub owner Jack Ruby. New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison and his team investigate potential New Orleans links to the JFK assassination, including private pilot David Ferrie, but their investigation is publicly rebuked by the federal government and Garrison closes the investigation.


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    award Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Film Editing Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Film
    contentLocation Dallas New Orleans Washington, D.C.
    director Oliver Stone
    editor Joe Hutshing Pietro Scalia
    events assassination of John F. Kennedy
    genre drama historical mystery political thriller
    keywords american mafia arrest assassination of martin luther king jr. assassination of robert f. kennedy bay of pigs bay of pigs invasion cia clay bertrand clay shaw conspiracy theory cuban missile crisis dallas texas david ferrie dealey plaza defense industry dig district attorney dwight d. eisenhower eisenhower\'s farewell address farewell address fbi federal government frame grassy knoll his assassination homosexuality j. d. tippit jack ruby jean hill john f. kennedy kill lee harvey oswald lyndon johnson male prostitute martin luther king military-industrial complex nightclub owner outgo phone call police officer scar secret service shaw\'s trial shoot solicitation soviet defector suspect talk texas school book depository trial of clay shaw united states secret service vietnam war want warren commission warren report wash wife and child
    musicBy John Williams
    nomination Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Original Score Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Sound Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
    producer A. Kitman Ho Oliver Stone
    productionCompany Alcor Films Ixtlan Corporation Le Studio Canal+ Regency Enterprises
    publisher Warner Bros.
    recordedAt New Orleans
    theme conspiracy theories mafia political thriller war