"JFK" quotes

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New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

Director: Oliver Stone
Writer: Jim Garrison, Jim Marrs, Oliver Stone
Production: N/A
Year: 1991
MetaScore: 72/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: $70,405,498
Released: 20 Dec 1991
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 19 wins & 43 nominations total

62 Clips

I've been sleeping for three years - JFK 00:16
I've been sleeping for three years
It's gonna be OK - JFK 00:36
It's gonna be OK
Is this off the record - JFK 00:12
Is this off the record
I'm glad you came - JFK 00:35
I'm glad you came
I'll give you your damn war - JFK 00:18
I'll give you your damn war
I never realized Kennedy was so dangerous to the establishment - JFK 01:13
I never realized Kennedy was so dangerous to the...
I must say - JFK 01:29
I must say
I didn't think much about it at the time - JFK 00:55
I didn't think much about it at the time
I didn't pay two bits for a target just to have someone else shoot at it - JFK 00:36
I didn't pay two bits for a target just to have someone else...
You're not a bad looking man - JFK 00:25
You're not a bad looking man
I am not resisting arrest - JFK 00:17
I am not resisting arrest
How you doin' - JFK 00:25
How you doin'
He knew there was a problem - JFK 01:08
He knew there was a problem
Have you ever been a contract agent with the Central Intelligence Agency - JFK 00:37
Have you ever been a contract agent with the Central...
Fundamentally - JFK 00:22
Fundamentally
Could the Mob change the parade route - JFK 02:16
Could the Mob change the parade route
Clay Bertrand is Clay Shaw - JFK 00:12
Clay Bertrand is Clay Shaw
Camelot in smithereens - JFK 00:12
Camelot in smithereens
But use your eyes - JFK 00:55
But use your eyes
Ask the question - JFK 00:14
Ask the question
As early as 1961 - JFK 00:46
As early as 1961
And then everybody gets scared - JFK 00:30
And then everybody gets scared
And to the left - JFK 00:17
And to the left
And they killed him - JFK 00:26
And they killed him
All these documents are yours - JFK 02:41
All these documents are yours
After I came back - JFK 02:15
After I came back
About as subtle as a cockroach crawlin' across a white rug - JFK 00:19
About as subtle as a cockroach crawlin' across a white rug
You just get me elected - JFK 00:19
You just get me elected
You don't leave the Agency - JFK 00:20
You don't leave the Agency
You don't know shit 'cause you've never been fucked in the ass - JFK 00:20
You don't know shit 'cause you've never been fucked in the...
You as crazy as your mama - JFK 00:18
You as crazy as your mama
You can't buy me - JFK 00:19
You can't buy me
You can forget about your combat troops - JFK 00:40
You can forget about your combat troops
Who grieves for Lee Harvey Oswald - JFK 00:23
Who grieves for Lee Harvey Oswald
Who did the president - JFK 01:00
Who did the president
White is black - JFK 00:14
White is black
What's wrong - JFK 00:47
What's wrong
We would have arrived days ahead - JFK 02:35
We would have arrived days ahead
We have to control the intelligence from Saigon - JFK 01:18
We have to control the intelligence from Saigon
Treason doth never prosper - JFK 00:30
Treason doth never prosper
Three bullets - JFK 04:55
Three bullets
This is Louisiana - JFK 00:23
This is Louisiana
There's been no vote - JFK 00:37
There's been no vote
There's a lot of smoke there - JFK 00:17
There's a lot of smoke there
The war is the biggest business in America - JFK 00:21
The war is the biggest business in America
The organizing principle of any society - JFK 01:26
The organizing principle of any society
The how and the who is just scenery for the public - JFK 00:58
The how and the who is just scenery for the public
That's why - JFK 01:20
That's why
Telling the truth can be a scary thing sometimes - JFK 00:17
Telling the truth can be a scary thing sometimes
Taking a crap in the wind - JFK 00:26
Taking a crap in the wind
So what really happened that day - JFK 10:06
So what really happened that day
She was pregnant - JFK 00:44
She was pregnant
President Dwight D - JFK 03:22
President Dwight D
People got to know - JFK 00:14
People got to know
One time I came in - JFK 02:00
One time I came in
One pristine bullet - JFK 00:15
One pristine bullet
One likes friends who has friends - JFK 00:14
One likes friends who has friends
Nothing more - JFK 04:06
Nothing more
None of their testimony is gonna hold up in court - JFK 02:00
None of their testimony is gonna hold up in court
No honest working man can afford to buy a car in this goddamn country anymore - JFK 00:32
No honest working man can afford to buy a car in this...
My life is in danger - JFK 00:59
My life is in danger
Kennedy's as dead as that crab meat - JFK 00:28
Kennedy's as dead as that crab meat

Cast

Rose Cheramie - Sally Kirkland
Epileptic - Anthony Ramirez
Zapruder - Ray LePere
John F. Kennedy - Double - Steve Reed
Jackie Kennedy - Double - Jodie Farber
Nellie Connally - Double - Columbia Dubose
Gov. Connally - Double - Randy Means
Jim Garrison - Kevin Costner
Lou Ivon - Jay O. Sanders
Plaza Witness #1 - E.J. Morris
Plaza Witness #2 - Cheryl Penland
Plaza Witness #3 - Jim Gough
Angry Bar Patron - Perry R. Russo
TV Newsman #1 - Mike Longman
Guy Bannister - Edward Asner
Jack Martin - Jack Lemmon
Bill Newman - Vincent D'Onofrio
Lee Harvey Oswald - Gary Oldman
Liz Garrison - Sissy Spacek
Mattie (as Pat Perkins) - Pat Pierre Perkins
Jack Ruby - Brian Doyle-Murray
Numa Bertel - Wayne Knight
Bill Broussard - Michael Rooker
Susie Cox - Laurie Metcalf
Al Oser - Gary Grubbs
Marina Oswald - Beata Pozniak
L.B.J. - Tom Howard
David Ferrie - Joe Pesci
FBI Spokesman - Ron Jackson
Senator Long - Walter Matthau
Virginia Garrison - Amy Long
Snapper Garrison - Scott Krueger
Jasper Garrison - Sean Stone
Elizabeth Garrison - Allison Pratt Davis
Lee Bowers - Pruitt Taylor Vince
Sgt. Harkness - Red Mitchell
Hobo #2 - John S. Davies
Hobo #3 - Michael Ozag
Carlos Bringuier - Tony Plana
Clay Shaw - Tommy Lee Jones
Leopoldo - Tomas Milian
Angelo - Raul Aranas
Dean Andrews - John Candy
Prison Guard - John C. Martin
Willie O'Keefe - Kevin Bacon
Maitre d' - Henri Alciatore
George DeMohrenschildt - Willem Oltmans
Janet Williams - Gail Cronauer
Bill Williams (as Gary Carter) - Gary Mitchell Carter
Earlene Roberts - Roxie M. Frnka
J.C. Price - Zeke Mills
Sam Holland - James N. Harrell
Dodd - Ray Redd
Jean Hill - Ellen McElduff
Mary Moorman (as Sally Nystuen) - Sally Vahle
Julia Ann Mercer - Jo Anderson
Mercer Interrogator - Marco Perella
Mercer Interrogator - Edwin Neal
FBI Agent #1 with Hill - Spain Logue
FBI Agent #2 with Hill - Darryl Cox
Hill Interrogator - T.J. Kennedy
Earl Warren - Jim Garrison
Mobster with Broussard - J.J. Johnston
Bolton Ford Dealer - R. Bruce Elliott
Man at Firing Range - Barry Chambers
Sylvia Odio - Linda Flores Wade
Will Fritz - William Larsen
TV Newsman #2 - Alec Gifford
French Reporter - Eric A. Vicini
Russian Reporter - Michael Gurievsky
British Reporter - Caroline Crosthwaite-Eyre
Garrison Receptionist - Helen Miller
Coroner (as Harold Herthum) - Harold G. Herthum
FBI Agent - Frank - Wayne Tippit
General Y - Dale Dye
Colonel Reich - Norman Davis
Man with Umbrella - Errol McLendon
Board Room Man - Bruce Gelb
Board Room Man - Jerry Douglas
Board Room Man - Ryan MacDonald
Board Room Man - Duane Grey
White House Man (as George Robertson) - George R. Robertson
White House Man - Baxter Harris
General Lemnitzer - John Seitz
White House Man - Alex Rodine
White House Man - Sam Stoneburner
Officer Habighorst - Odin K. Langford
TV Newsman #3 - Bob Gunton
John Chancler - Nathan Scott
Miguel Torres (as Jorge Fernandez) - Jorge Fernández
Irvin F. Dymond - Roy Barnitt
Bailiff - Alvin Spicuzza
Judge Haggerty - John Finnegan
Vernon Bundy - Walter Breaux
James Teague - Michael Skipper
FBI Receptionist - Melodee Bowman
Dr. Peters - I.D. Brickman
Dr. McClelland - Joseph Nadell
Dr. Humes - Chris Robinson
Colonel Finck - Peter Maloney
Bethesda Doctor - Chris Renna
Army General - Dalton Dearborn
Admiral Kenney - Merlyn Sexton
Pathologist #1 - Steve F. Price Jr.
Pathologist #2 - Tom Bullock
Pathologist #3 - Ruary O'Connell
FBI Agent at Autopsy - Christopher Kosiciuk
A Team Shooter - John Reneau
B Team Shooter - Stanley White
Fence Shooter - Richard Rutowski
Prisoner Powell - Bill Bolender
Patrolman Joe Smith - Larry Melton
Carolyn Arnold - Carol Farabee
Bonnie Ray Williams - Willie Minor
Arnold Rowland - Ted Pennebaker
Marion Baker - Bill Pickle
Sandra Styles - Mykel Chaves
J.D. Tippit - Price Carson
J.D. Tippit Shooter - Gil Glasgow
Officer Poe - Bob Orwig
Jury Foreman (as Loys Bergeron) - Loys T. Bergeron
Reporter - Kristina Hare
District Attorney Staff Member (credited on Director's Cut) - Agnes Aurelio
Kenny O'Donnell (credited on Director's Cut) - David Benn
Roy Truly (credited on Director's Cut) - Johnny Brink
Beverly Oliver (credited on Director's Cut) - Lolita Davidovich
Dr. Rose (credited on Director's Cut) - Hugh Feagin
Stage manager (credited on Director's Cut) - Doug Jackson
Jerry Johnson's Sidekick (credited on Director's Cut) - George Kelly
Samuel (credited on Director's Cut) - Victor Kempster
Jerry Johnson (credited on Director's Cut) - John Larroquette
Garrison's Secretary (credited in Director's Cut) - Maria Mason
Mr. Goldberg / Spiesel (credited on Director's Cut) - Ron Rifkin
Airport Police Sergeant (credited on Director's Cut) - John St. Paul
FBI Agent at Airport (credited on Director's Cut) - Murray Stokes
Banister's Secretary (credited in Director's Cut) - Ann Strub
Doctor (credited on Director's Cut) - Gary Taggart
Clinton Sheriff (credited on Director's Cut) - Henry Tull III
Oswald Imposter (credited on Director's Cut) - Frank Whaley
Clinton Witness (credited on Director's Cut) - Carolyn T. Wright
Motorcade Watcher - Debbie Adkins
Businessman - Dan Andreiu
Self - CIA (archive footage) - Richard Bissell
Self - Warren Commission (archive footage) - Hale Boggs
Self - with JFK in Berlin (archive footage) - Willy Brandt
Self - in Zapruder Film (archive footage) - Charles Brehm
Self - Behind Khrushchev (archive footage) - Leonid Brezhnev
Self - with JFK in Fort Worth (archive footage) - Raymond Buck
Young Woman - Rebecca Bustamante
Self - CIA Deputy Director (archive footage) - Charles Cabell
Self - Dallas Mayor (archive footage) - Earle Cabell
Self (archive footage) - Fidel Castro
Self (archive footage) - John Connally
Self (archive footage) - Nellie Connally
Dallas Police Officer - Darren W. Conrad
Bobby Fischer - Christopher E. Cooper
Self - Warren Commission, Behind Boggs (archive footage) - John Sherman Cooper
Self - Interviewing JFK & Announcing His Death (archive footage) - Walter Cronkite
Texas Theater Bystander - Douglas Cunningham
Cop in Yellow Slicker - Benjamin Dane
Self - Holding Rifle Aloft (archive footage) - J.C. Day
Self - Leading Dignitaries at JFK Funeral (archive footage) - Charles de Gaulle
Secretary in Window - Marie Del Marco
FBI Agent - Craig Deroche
Self - Walking with Stick (archive footage) - Ngo Dinh Diem
Reporter - Alan Donnes
Self - CIA Director (archive footage) - Allen Dulles
Self - Farewell Address (archive footage) - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Self - behind Haile Selassie (archive footage) (unconfirmed) - Ludwig Erhard
Pentagon Secretary - Lena Evans
Plaza Witness - Orlando Gallegos
Self - with Sunglasses and White Hat, Encountering Reporter (archive footage) - Sam Giancana
Self - with LBJ and McNamara (archive footage) - Roswell Gilpatric
Reporter - Robert Goldman
Self - Secret Service Agent (archive footage) - William Greer
Courtroom Projectionist - Robert J. Groden
Self - Behind Khrushchev (archive footage) - Andrei Gromyko
Self - Dallas Police (archive footage) - Bobby Hargis
Self - Secret Service Agent (archive footage) - Clint Hill
Self - Questioned by RFK (archive footage) - Jimmy Hoffa
Self - with JFK (archive footage) - J. Edgar Hoover
TV Reporter - Richmond Hoxie
Self - Behind LBJ (archive footage) - Hubert H. Humphrey
Restaurant diner - Jacquelyn Twodat Jackson
Self - After Assassination of Martin Luther King (archive footage) - Jesse Jackson
Bar Patron - Claudio Jacobellis
Self - at JFK Funeral (archive footage) - Lady Bird Johnson
Self (archive footage) - Lyndon B. Johnson
Plaza Witness - Laurie Jenkins Jones
Self - Secret Service Agent (archive footage) - Roy Kellerman
Dallas County Sherriff - Chuck Kelley
Self (archive footage) - John Kennedy Jr.
Self (archive footage) - Caroline Kennedy
Self - Behind RFK During Final Speech (archive footage) - Ethel Kennedy
Self - in Zapruder Film (archive footage) - Jacqueline Kennedy
Self - in Zapruder Film (archive footage) - John F. Kennedy
Self - with Family (archive footage) - Joseph P. Kennedy
Self (archive footage) - Robert F. Kennedy
Self - with Family (archive footage) - Rose Kennedy
Self - at JFK Funeral (archive footage) - Ted Kennedy
Self - with JFK (archive footage) - Nikita Khrushchev
Self (archive footage) - Martin Luther King
Self - with LeMay, McNamara, Taylor (archive footage) (unconfirmed) - Edward G. Lansdale
Self - at JFK Funeral, Behind Ted Kennedy (archive footage) - Peter Lawford
Self - in Front of Map, Beside McNamara (archive footage) - Curtis LeMay
Self - with LBJ (archive footage) - Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.
Self - with White Shirt, Hands Bound behind Back (archive footage) - Patrice Lumumba
Marguerite Oswald - Ada Lynn
David McVey - in Film 'Cry of Battle' (archive footage) - James MacArthur
Self (archive footage) - Malcolm X
Warren Commission Attorney - Robert Marshall
Self - Dallas Police (archive footage) - B.J. Martin
Self - Campaigning (archive footage) - Eugene McCarthy
Self - Warren Commission, Beside Russell (archive footage) - John J. McCloy
Self - Secret Service Agent (archive footage) - Tim McIntyre
Self - in Vietnam (archive footage) - Robert McNamara
Self - in Zapruder Film (archive footage) - Mary Moorman
Self - with the Shah (archive footage) - Mohammed Mossadegh
Officer with Top Secret Document - John M. Newman
Self - with Richard Nixon (archive footage) - Pat Nixon
Self - During Kennedy-Nixon Debate (archive footage) - Richard Nixon
Assistant DA - Christopher Otto
Self - Holding Long Knife (archive footage) - Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Self - Carrying Casket at Andrews AFB (archive footage) - David F. Powers
Self - on Trial in Soviet Union (archive footage) - Francis Gary Powers
Parkland Staff - John Lewis Puff
Self - Behind Richard and Pat Nixon (archive footage) - Nelson Rockefeller
Gold Man - Carl Rooney
Self - with Sunglasses and Red Tie (archive footage) - Johnny Roselli
Man at Bar - Terence Rosemore
Self - with Gary Powers (archive footage) (unconfirmed) - Roman Rudenko
Self - Warren Commission (archive footage) - Richard B. Russell
Featured - Douglas Rye
Man in Court - Codie Scott
Self - with DeGaulle at JFK Funeral (archive footage) - Haile Selassie
Narrator - Martin Sheen
Self - Sitting Down with Taylor and Anderson (archive footage) - David M. Shoup
Motorcycle Officer - Texas Movie Theater - Christopher Robin Smith
Airline Passenger to D.C. - Logan Douglas Smith
Self - at the UN (archive footage) - Adlai Stevenson
Self - with LBJ and MacNamara (archive footage) - Maxwell Taylor
Self - Dallas District Attorney (archive footage) - Henry M. Wade
Assasination Witness - Mark Edward Walters
Self (archive footage) - Earl Warren
Dan Rather - John B. Wells
Reporter #3 - Jim White
Self - in Zapruder Film (archive footage) - Phillip L. Willis
Self - in Zapruder Film (archive footage) - Rosemary Willis
Self - in Zapruder Film (archive footage) - Louis Steven Witt