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Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981)

Biography focusing on the former first lady's years in D.C., from working as a newspaper's "Inquiring Camera Girl" to meeting and being courted by Rep. Jack Kennedy to life on the campaign trail and into the White House.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Biography focusing on the former first lady's years in D.C., from working as a newspaper's "Inquiring Camera Girl" to meeting and being courted by Rep. Jack Kennedy to life on the campaign trail and into the White House.

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14 October 1981 (USA)  »

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Jackie Kennedy  »

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At first the producers absolutely did not want Jaclyn Smith in the title role for this picture because they feared she was typecast as "Kelly Garrett" from Charlie's Angels, and felt it would be a distraction to the picture. They eventually agreed to allow her to do a screen test, but her manager refused this stating that they could watch any episode from 5 years on Charlie's Angels to get a feel of her screen personal. In a compromise, her manager had Jaclyn do a recorded voice test which was then submitted and she was unanimously accepted by the production staff and granted the role. See more »

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Air Force One changes from an incorrectly marked aircraft, to shots of the real Air Force one (with the wrong number) to eventually a 727. See more »

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A great movie that offers a glimpse into what Jackie was like while married to JFK
29 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie staring Jaclyn Smith covering the period of time of Jackie's childhood through when Jackie met Jack Kennedy and married him up until Jack's death in Dallas. It offers a glimpse of what Jackie was like during this period and what being married to JFK was like. The period of time called Camelot was a magical time in US history and this film offers a unique and up beat perspective into this period.

For example there is a part in the film where Jackie went to Europe and Jack asked here to bring back some books. A whole crate of them. After they were married Jackie complained that the press asked here questions like if her panties were cotton or nylon. Jack said that when you give them something better to talk about they will and that's when she decided to renovate the White House.

Jaclyn Smith's acting is superb and the contrast between the role she plays and Jackie's alcoholic father is quite interesting. It's an great addition the body of knowledge about Jackie and JFK and a great Jaclyn Smith film.

The VHS tape version that is currently available has a running time of 122 minutes. The original version was 150 minutes. It would be nice if ABC Circle Films who produced the film in 1981 or whoever owns it would release the entire 150 minutes on DVD.


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