A mixture of fact and speculation surrounding the death of U.S. President John F. Kennedy on 22nd November, 1963. New Orleans District Attorney, Jim Garrison, re-opens the files on the investigation and takes a critical look at the facts given by the F.B.I. His persistent questioning and poking his nose where it shouldn’t be causes his and his family’s lives to be at risk. But he keeps on the trail and soon uncovers a lead which points to the war in Vietnam. —IMDb
Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success.
After dropping out of Yale University, Oliver Stone became a soldier in the Vietnam War. Serving in two different regiments (including 1rst Cavalry), he was introduced to The Doors, drugs, Jefferson Airplane, and other things that defined the sixties. For his actions in the war, he was awarded a Bronze Star for Gallantry and a Purple Heart. Returning from the war, Stone did not return to graduate from Yale. His first film was a student film entitled Last Year in Viet Nam (1971), followed by the gritty horror film Seizure (1974) for which he also wrote the screenplay. The next seven years saw him direct two films: Mad Man of Martinique (1979) and The Hand (1981), starring Michael Caine. He also wrote many screenplays… read more
Ollie Stone and Michael Moore are necessary, I suppose, for a mainstream audience, who don't get exposed to anti-authoritarian ideas in the mass media. But for those on the left, the possibility of a coup and coverup by an oligarchy has no novelty to it. It happens at least once a year in the countries that we loan money to.
The editors must have wept like babies when Stone put the reels on their table and said "Ok. Go to work now."