Release dateNovember 10, 2013 (2013-11-10) (US) Based onKilling Kennedy
by Bill OReilly and Martin Dugard WriterKelly Masterson, Bill OReilly (based on the book by), Martin Dugard (based on the book by) NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie CastRob Lowe (John F. Kennedy), Will Rothhaar (Lee Harvey Oswald), Ginnifer Goodwin (Jacqueline Kennedy), Michelle Trachtenberg (Marina Oswald), Jack Noseworthy (Robert F. Kennedy), Casey Siemaszko (Jack Ruby) Similar moviesA Ripple of Hope, JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America, Il n'y a pas de Kennedy heureux, Salt, Parkland, Mermaids
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Killing Kennedy is 2013 American television film, based on the 2012 non-fiction book of the same title by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, and starring Rob Lowe as United States President John F. Kennedy and Will Rothhaar as Lee Harvey Oswald.
It premiered in the US and Canada on National Geographic Channel on November 10, 2013, followed by the various European National Geographic channels a few days later. It was first shown on terrestrial TV in the UK by Channel 4 on November 23. 2013.
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The movie dramatizes the presidency and assassination of Kennedy, as well as the life of Lee Harvey Oswald in the years leading up to the assassination.
In 1959, Oswald meets with Richard Edward Snyder in Moscow and announces his renunciation of his American citizenship. Next, Oswald courts Marina in Minsk.
The 1961 invasion of Cuba turns into a fiasco as John Kennedy refuses to provide air support.
Rob Lowe as John F. Kennedy
Will Rothhaar as Lee Harvey Oswald
Ginnifer Goodwin as Jacqueline Kennedy
Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald
Jack Noseworthy as Robert F. Kennedy
Francis Guinan as Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard Flood as Kenny O'Donnell
Natalie Gold as Ruth Paine
Casey Siemaszko as Jack Ruby
Mary Pat Gleason as Marguerite Oswald
Boris McGiver as FBI Special Agent John W. Fain
Jamie McShane as US Moscow Embassy consul Richard Edward Snyder
Brian Hutchison as USSS Special Agent Winston Lawson
Antoinette LaVecchia as Lady Bird Johnson
Keith Tyree as Governor John Connally
Adrienne Nelson as Nellie Connally
Lucas N Hall as Officer Atwell
Roger W. Durrett as Admiral Arleigh Burke, Chief of Naval Operations
Danny McCarthy as Agent James P. Hosty
Parker Dowling as Buell Wesley Frazier
Mike Shiflett as Captain Will Fritz
Terry Menefee Gau as Nurse Doris Nelson
Matt Micou as Officer Officer J.D. Tippit
Joseph Gray as Sergeant Gerald Hill
On its original airing, it drew in 3,354,000 viewers, averaging a 1.1 rating with adults in the 25-54 demographic. The viewership broke the record previously held by Killing Lincoln which averaged 3,351,000 viewers.
Killing Kennedy received mixed reviews but was nominated for several awards. It has a 56% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 6/10 on IMDb. Rob Lowe's performance was well received, but the movie was described as having a 'not brilliant' screenplay and the direction was also received poorly.