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Parkland (2013)

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A recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

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Paul Mikkelson
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Emergency Room Nurse
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Marilyn Sitzman (as Bitsie Tulloch)
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Ken Howe
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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. Written by Exclusive Media Group

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Rated PG-13 for bloody sequences of ER trauma procedures, some violent images and language, and smoking throughout | See all certifications »

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2 October 2013 (France)  »

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Félelmetes nap  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$310,246 (USA) (4 October 2013)

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$652,355 (USA) (3 November 2013)
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The family of Abraham Zapruder (played in the film by Paul Giamatti), the garment-industry executive who shot the notorious 26 seconds of 8mm film that recorded the instant of the shooting, had never publicly shared their story before. "This is the first time the family has cooperated with anyone," says Landesman. "I think they agreed to help because this script treats him with objectivity, clarity and fairness, perhaps for the first time. They realize this might be their last chance to tell their story themselves." See more »

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A title card at the end of the movie says that Agent Forrest Sorrels died in 1993, at age 82. He was actually 92. During his testimony before the Warren Commission in 1964, he said he was 63, making his birth year 1901. He began his 47-year government career in 1922, when he was 21. See more »

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Title Card: On November 22, 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, made a political trip to Dallas, Texas with his wife, Jacqueline, and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Title Card: Less than an hour after landing in Dallas, Kennedy was assassinated.
Title Card: This story is based on the true events that took place on that day, and the three that followed.
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Although based on a true story and depicting real-life people the end credits state: "All characters in this film are fictional and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental." See more »

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Abraham, Martin and John
5 October 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I was 12 when President Kennedy was assassinated. Even though I am Canadian, it was a huge deal for us. I remember seeing him and his wife Jacquie coming out of the Church of the Ascension in Westmount Montreal sometime in 1962 or thereabouts. No crowds, no security, you could feel something exciting about him. North America changed profoundly after that. This movie does not put forward any theories about what took place at Dealey Plaza, but it does show with great accuracy how normal people are affected by extraordinary events. No matter how well we are prepared for things, when disaster strikes it takes everyone off guard and chaos ensues. Look at current events and we see the same thing. The mixture of archival footage was done exactly right, so you felt that you were really there. Despite the horrible circumstances, by the simple acts of ordinary people, one could see that not everyone had lost their humanity. The acting was superb, Marcia Harden, Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Giamatti and Zac Efron in particular.


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