Killing Kennedy (film)
Killing Kennedy
Killing Kennedy promotional poster.jpg
Promotional poster for the US premiere
Genre Docudrama
Based on Killing Kennedy
by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
Screenplay by Kelly Masterson
Directed by Nelson McCormick
Starring Rob Lowe
Will Rothhaar
Ginnifer Goodwin
Michelle Trachtenberg
Theme music composer Geoff Zanelli
Country of origin United States
Original English
Larry Rapaport
Cinematography Stephen St. John
Editor(s) Adam Wolfe
Running time 92 min (net runtime)
Production Scott Free Productions
Original network Nat Geo US
Original release
  • November 10, 2013 (2013-11-10)

Killing Kennedy is 2013 American television film, based on the 2012 non-fiction book of the same title by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, and starring Rob Lowe as United States President John F. Kennedy and Will Rothhaar as Lee Harvey Oswald.

It premiered in the US and Canada on National Geographic Channel on November 10, 2013,[1] followed by the various European National Geographic channels a few days later.[2][3][4][5][6] It was first shown on terrestrial TV in the UK by Channel 4 on November 23. 2013.

Plot summary

The movie dramatizes the presidency and assassination of Kennedy, as well as the life of Lee Harvey Oswald in the years leading up to the assassination.

Main cast


On its original airing, it drew in 3,354,000 viewers, averaging a 1.1 rating with adults in the 25-54 demographic. The viewership broke the record previously held by Killing Lincoln which averaged 3,351,000 viewers.[7]

Critical response

Killing Kennedy received mixed reviews but was nominated for several awards. It has a 56% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 6/10 on IMDb. Rob Lowe's performance was well received, but the movie was described as having a 'not brilliant' screenplay and the direction was also received poorly.[]

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominee Result
2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Movie/Miniseries Killing Kennedy Nominated
Directors Guild of America Award Outstanding Directing - Television Film Nelson McCormick Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Rob Lowe Nominated
Writers Guild of America Award Long Form - Adaptation Kelly Masterson Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Television Movie Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries Or Movie Stephen St. John Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie William Britt, Mark Linden & Tara Paul Nominated


  1. ^ "TV listings, November 10, 2013, at 8:00pm: Killing Kennedy". National Geographic Canada. Retrieved 2013. 
  2. ^ "TV listings, November 12, 2013, at 9:00pm: Killing Kennedy". National Geographic UK. Retrieved 2013. 
  3. ^ "TV listings, November 17, 2013, at 22:00: Killing Kennedy". National Geographic Denmark. Retrieved 2013. 
  4. ^ "TV listings, November 17, 2013, at 22:00: Kennedy-mordet". National Geographic Sweden. Retrieved 2013. 
  5. ^ "TV listings, November 20, 2013, at 20:40: Killing Kennedy". National Geographic France. Retrieved 2013. 
  6. ^ "TV listings, November 22, 2013, at 21:05: Killing Kennedy". National Geographic Germany. Retrieved 2013. 
  7. ^ O'Connell, Michael (November 11, 2013). "TV Ratings: 'Killing Kennedy' Edges Past 'Killing Lincoln' Record With 3.4 Million Viewers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014. 

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