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Parkland (2013)

Parkland stands apart from the conspiracy-minded films about the assassination in the Oliver Stone vein

THE KENNEDY FILES Billy Bob Thornton as Forrest Sorrels
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THE KENNEDY FILES Billy Bob Thornton as Forrest Sorrels

Details Release Date: Sep 20, 2013; Rated: PG-13; Genre: Drama; With: Zac Efron, Paul Giamatti and Ron Livingston

Parkland, which takes its name from the Dallas hospital where John F. Kennedy died 50 years ago this November, stands apart from the conspiracy-minded films about the assassination in the Oliver Stone vein. Journalist-turned-filmmaker Peter Landesman builds a drama around the ordinary people — including doctors, nurses, federal agents, and even hobbyist cameraman Abraham Zapruder (Paul Giamatti) — who stepped up in the crucial hours and days after the slaying. ''Somehow the intensity of the shooting schedule, the close quarters, and the missionized crew created a kind of crucible,'' says Landesman of his directorial debut. ''The moviemaking experience was very much like surviving that weekend.''
Originally posted Aug 16, 2013
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Weekend of Nov 23 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
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1. $123.0 1 $123.0 B-
2.
Big Hero 6
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$20.1 3 $135.7 B+
3.
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4.
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5.
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6.
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8.
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$1.9 6 $79.1 C+
9.
Birdman
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$1.9 6 $14.4 A-
10.
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$1.2 4 $27.2 B+
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