Dean Andrews: You as crazy as your mama. Goes to show it's in the genes.
Willie O'Keefe: They can't buy me, you can't buy me... it means fuck all to me!
Willie O'Keefe: You're not a bad-looking man, Mr. Garrison. When I get out, I'm
gonna come visit you. Have some real fun!
Dean Andrews: Kennedy's as dead as that crab meat, the government's alive and
breathing. You gonna line up with a dead man Jimbo?
Jim Garrison: "Treason doth never prosper," wrote an English poet,
"What's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."
Jim Garrison: One may smile and smile and be a villain.
[On David Ferrie's scheme to assassinate JFK.]
Willie O'Keefe: I didn't think much about it at the time. Just bullshit, y'know,
everybody likes to make themselves out to be something more than they are.
'Specially in the homosexual underworld. But when they got him I got real
scared. And that's when I got popped.
Jim Garrison: Let justice be done, though the heavens fall.
X: People are suckers for the truth. And the truth is on your side, Bubba.
Jim Garrison: The Warren Commission thought they had an open-and-shut case.
Three bullets, one assassin. But two unpredictable things happened that day that
made it virtually impossible. One, the eight-millimeter home movie taken by
Abraham Zapruder while standing by the grassy knoll. Two, the third wounded man,
James Tague, who was knicked by a fragment, standing near the triple underpass.
The time frame, five point six seconds, determined by the Zapruder film, left no
possibility of a fourth shot. So the shot or fragment that left a superficial
wound on Tague's cheek had to come from the three shots fired from the sixth
floor depository. That leaves just two bullets. And we know one of them was the
fatal head shot that killed Kennedy. So now a single bullet remains. A single
bullet now has to account for the remaining seven wounds in Kennedy and
Connelly. But rather than admit to a conspiracy or investigate further, the
Warren Commission chose to endorse the theory put forth by an ambitious junior
counselor, Arlen Spector, one of the grossest lies ever forced on the American
people. We've come to know it as the "Magic Bullet Theory." This
single-bullet explanation is the foundation of the Warren Commission's claim of
a lone assassin. Once you conclude the magic bullet could not create all seven
of those wounds, you'd have to conclude that there was a fourth shot and a
second rifle. And if there was a second rifleman, then by definition, there had
to be a conspiracy.
Senator Long: One pristine bullet? That dog don't hunt!
David Ferrie: Oh man, why don't you fuckin' stop it? Shit, this is too fuckin'
big for you, you know that? Who did the president, who killed Kennedy, fuck man!
It's a mystery! It's a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma! The fuckin'
shooters don't even know! Don't you get it?!
Jim Garrison: It's gonna be OK, Dave. You just talk to us on the record, we'll
protect you. I guarantee it.
David Ferrie: They'll get to you too. They'll destroy you. They're untouchable,
Jim Garrison: I never realized Kennedy was so dangerous to the establishment. Is
X: Well that's the real question, isn't it? Why? The how and the who is just
scenery for the public. Oswald, Ruby, Cuba, the Mafia. Keeps 'em guessing like
some kind of parlor game, prevents 'em from asking the most important question,
why? Why was Kennedy killed? Who benefited? Who has the power to cover it up?
Jim Garrison: I don't, I can't... I can't believe they killed him because he
wanted to change things. In our time. In our country.
X: Well they've been doing it all through history. Kings are killed, Mr.
Garrison, politics is power, nothing more! Oh, don't take my word for it, don't
believe me. Do your own work, your own thinking.
Jim Garrison: I can't. The size of this is... beyond me. Testify?
Jim Garrison: Testify.
X: Ha ha. No chance in hell. No, I'd be arrested and gagged, maybe sent to an
institution, maybe worse, you too. Now I can give you the background, but you
have to find the foreground, the little things. Keep digging. Remember, you're
the only person to bring a trial in the murder of John Kennedy. That's
important, it's historic.
Jim Garrison: I haven't yet. I don't have much of a case.
X: You don't have a choice anymore. You've become a significant threat to the
national security structure. They would have killed you already but you got a
lot of light on you. Instead they're trying to destroy your credibility. They
already have in many circles in this town. Be honest, your only chance is to
come up with a case. Something, anything. Make arrests, stir the shit storm,
hope to reach a point of critical mass that'll start a chain reaction of people
coming forward, then the government will crack. Remember, fundamentally people
are suckers for the truth -- and the truth is on your side, Bubba. I just hope
you get a break.
Senator Long: The way those hippies look, you can't tell the boys from the
girls! Ha ha ha! I saw a girl yesterday, she was pregnant. Had her whole belly
showin' and ya' know what she had painted on it? "Love Child"! Ha ha
ha ha ha ha!
Willie O'Keefe: You don't know shit 'cause you've never been fucked in the ass!
Bill Brousard: This is Louisiana, chief! I mean, how do you know who your daddy
is? Because your mama told you so?
Bill Brousard: You're way out there, boss, taking a crap in the wind, and I for
one am not going along on this ride!
Jim Garrison: So what really happened that day? Let's just for a moment
speculate shall we? We have the epileptic seizure around 12:15, p.m. distracting
the police making it easier for the shooters to move into their places. The
epileptic later vanished, never checking into a hospital. The A-Team gets on the
sixth floor of the depository. They were refurbishing the floors that week,
which allowed unknown workmen access to the building. They move quickly into
position just minutes before the shooting. The spotter on the radio talking to
the other two teams has the best overall view, the God spot. B-Team one shooter
and one spotter with radio gear and access to the building, moves into the lower
floor of the Dal-Tex building. The third team, the C-Team moves into the picket
fence behind the Grassy Knoll, where the shooter and the spotter are first
spotted by the late Lee Bowers in the watch tower of the rail yard. They have
the best position of all. Kennedy is close and on a flat low trajectory. Part of
this team is a coordinator who has flashed security credentials at people
chasing them out of the parking lot. Probably 2-3 more men are in the crowd on
Elm. 10-12 men. Three shooters. Three spotters. The triangulation of fire that
Clay Shaw and David Ferrie discussed two months before. They have walked the
plaza. They know every inch. They have calibrated their sight. They have
practiced on moving targets. They are ready. Kennedy's motorcade makes the turn
from Main onto Houston. It's gonna be a turkey shoot. They don't shoot him
coming up Houston, which is the easiest shot for a single shot from the Book
Depository. They Wait. They wait until he gets in the killing zone, between
three rifles. Kennedy makes the final turn from Houston onto Elm, slowing down
to some 11 miles an hour. The shooters across Dealy Plaza tighten, taking their
aim, waiting for the radio to say "Green! Green!" or "Abort!
Abort!". The first shot rings out, sounding like a backfire it misses the
car completely. Frame 161, Kennedy stops waiving as he hears something.
Connaly's head turns slightly to the right. Frame 193, the second shot hits
Kennedy in the throat from the front. Frame 225, the President emerging from
behind the road sign, you can see that he's obviously been hit, raising his arms
to his throat. The third shot, frame 232, takes Kennedy in the back pulling him
downward and forward. Connaly you'll notice shows no signs at all of being hit.
He is visibly holding his Stetson, which is impossiable if his wrist has been
shattered. Connaly is turning here now, frame 238 the fourth shot. It misses
Kennedy and takes Connaly in the back. This is the shot that proves there were
two rifles. Connaly yells out "My God! They are going to kill us all."
Somewhere around this time another shot that misses the car completely, strikes
James Tague down by the underpass. The car brakes. The sixth and fatal shot,
frame 313 takes Kennedy in the head from the front. This is the key shot. The
President going back and to his left. Shot from the front and right. Totally
inconstant with the shot from the Book Depository. So what happens then?