Abraham Zapruder films while standing on a column, with his secretary Marilyn Sitzman standing near him. In real life, Zapruder suffered from vertigo, and his secretary stood behind him, holding on, atop the column to help him with balance.
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.
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Nurse Doris Nelson wraps a gauze bandage around the President's head before putting his body in the coffin. She actually testified that nurses wrapped the President's body in sheets and lined the coffin with a plastic mattress cover.
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."
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