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The Commission (2003)

Using transcripts from the Warren Commission Report, this film documents the workings of the Warren Commission, which investigated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Landau ... Sen. Richard Russell
Sam Waterston ... J. Lee Rankin
Martin Sheen ... Dep. Atty. Gen. Nicholas Katzenbach
Edward Asner ... Capt. J.W. 'Will' Fritz
Joe Don Baker ... Rep. Hale Boggs
Corbin Bernsen ... Rep. Gerald R. Ford
Lloyd Bochner ... John J. McCloy
Stephen Collins ... Joseph A. Ball
Henry Gibson ... Police Chief Jesse Curry
Alex McArthur ... Roger Craig
Jack Betts ... Allen Dulles
Alan Charof ... Chief Justice Earl Warren
Don Moss ... Sen. John Sherman Cooper
David Booth ... Assistant Counsel J. B. Adams
D.C. Douglas ... Assistant Counsel Howard P. Willens
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Using transcripts from the Warren Commission Report, this film documents the workings of the Warren Commission, which investigated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

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7 November 2003 (USA) See more »

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Was filmed around the different stars' schedules over an eight year period. As new documents were declassified, more scenes were added to make the film a more complete representation. See more »

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"The Commission" brings light
14 September 2004 | by coolguy123See all my reviews

I feel privileged to have seen this movie and truly hope that it will be widely released soon!

"The Commission" uses documented fact to address the mysterious and confusing subject of how the Kennedy assassination was investigated. This film reminds me of Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9-11" in that it uses "fact-as-drama" to make its case. It is a highly potent method of film-making. I found myself thinking, "that couldn't have happened," but then remembered that the script for "The Commission" was compiled transcripts.... IT DID HAPPEN.

I am not an assassination buff, but I have to say that I've never been as interested in the Kennedy assassination as after seeing this film. This movie does not tell you what to believe --- it simply provides factual information which allows you to come to your own conclusions.

I am so pleased to see a wave of edgy political docu-features in the spotlight. It is truly encouraging to me that film-making is breaking ground on a new genre. Like "Fahrenheit 9-11", this film is something special.


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