September 20th 2013
  • Drama,
  • PG-13,
  • 93 min,
  • Other
  • Cast: Zac Efron, Tom Welling, Paul Giamatti, Marcia Gay Harden, Ron Livingston, James Badge Dale, Jackie Earle Haley, Colin Hanks, Billy Bob Thornton, Mark Duplass, Austin Nichols, Gil Bellows, Bitsie Tulloch, Rory Cochrane, Matt Barr, Paul Sparks, Jacki Weaver, Bryan Batt, David Harbour, Glenn Morshower, Jeremy Strong, Jonathan Breck, Gary Grubbs, Jason Douglas, Drew Waters, Mallory Moye, Brett Stimely, Nico Evers-Swindell, Chuck Huber, Kat Steffens, Samuel Davis
  • Director: Peter Landesman
  • Writer: Peter Landesman
  • Producers: Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Matt Jackson, Bill Paxton, Nigel Sinclair
  • Co Producer: Jillian Longnecker
  • Associate Producer: Jeni Jones
  • Executive Producers: Guy East, Brian Falk, Joe Ricketts, Lauren Selig, Ginger Sledge
  • Art Direction: Rodney Becker
  • Castings: Lindsay Graham, Mary Vernieu
  • Costume Design: Kari Perkins
  • D.O.P.: Barry Ackroyd
  • Editor: Leo Trombetta
  • Makeups: Jacenda Burkett, Randy Westgate
  • Music: James Newton Howard
  • Production Design: Bruce Curtis


Recounting the chaotic events that occurred in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, Parkland weaves together the perspectives of a handful of ordinary individuals suddenly thrust into extraordinary circumstances: the young doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital; Dallas' chief of the Secret Service; an unwitting cameraman who captured what became the most watched and examined film in history; the FBI agents who nearly had the gunman within their grasp; the brother of Lee Harvey Oswald, left to deal with his shattered family; and JFK's security team, witnesses to both the president's death and Vice President Lyndon Johnson's rise to power over a nation whose innocence was forever altered.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Austin, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Bloody sequences of ER trauma procedures, some violent images and language, and smoking throughout
  • Production Budget: $10 million
  • Production Companies: American Film Company, Exclusive Media Group, Playtone
  • Production Schedule: January 2013 - February 2013

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2013 Guide Analysis: "Peter Landesman, the controversial investigative journalist for the New York Times, makes his directorial debut on this ensemble drama recounting the chaotic events that occurred at the Parkland Hospital in Dallas on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Like "Bobby," this is essentially an ensemble piece that uses the assassination of a Kennedy as a backdrop. In this case, the cast includes the likes of Zac Efron, Jacki Weaver, Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, and Marcia Gay Harden - a list that is impressive in anyone's language. Filmed in Austin, Texas and produced by Tom Hanks' Playtone label - there is no word as yet on a release date."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 8 November 2013: UK