Biography of the 1961-1963 Presidency of John F. Kennedy.
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1983  
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 Robert F. Kennedy 7 episodes, 1983
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 Joseph P. Kennedy 7 episodes, 1983
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 Rose Kennedy 7 episodes, 1983
Andrew Rayden ...
 John F. Kennedy Jr. 7 episodes, 1983
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 Ted Kennedy 5 episodes, 1983
Charles Brown ...
 Martin Luther King Jr. 5 episodes, 1983
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 Lyndon B. Johnson 5 episodes, 1983
Peter Boyden ...
 Pierre Salinger 5 episodes, 1983
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 Richard Paul Pavlick 5 episodes, 1983
James Burge ...
 Peter Lawford 5 episodes, 1983
William Cain ...
 Gen. Lyman Lemnitzer 5 episodes, 1983
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 Eunice Shriver 5 episodes, 1983
Veronica Castang ...
 Evelyn Lincoln 5 episodes, 1983
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 Jean Smith 5 episodes, 1983
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 Sargent Shriver 5 episodes, 1983
Jessica Ann Durr ...
 Caroline Kennedy 5 episodes, 1983
Hannah Fallon ...
 Caroline Kennedy 5 episodes, 1983
David Faulkner ...
 Lou Harris 5 episodes, 1983
William Gibberson ...
 Douglas Dillon 5 episodes, 1983
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 William Walton 5 episodes, 1983
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 Stephen Smith 5 episodes, 1983
George Hamlin ...
 Allen Dulles 5 episodes, 1983
Peggy Hewett ...
 Letitia Baldridge 5 episodes, 1983
Ed Kemmer ...
 Adm. Burke 5 episodes, 1983
Laurie Kennedy ...
 Pat Lawford 5 episodes, 1983
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 Arthur Schlesinger Jr. 5 episodes, 1983
Lin Lin Li ...
 Ann Gargan 5 episodes, 1983
Johanna Leister ...
 Elizabeth Pozen 5 episodes, 1983
Joe Lowry ...
 David Powers 5 episodes, 1983
Barbara Lyndon ...
 Rita Dallas 5 episodes, 1983
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 Chief Justice Earl Warren 5 episodes, 1983
Wendy Marlowe ...
 Girl Worker 5 episodes, 1983
Robert Dale Martin ...
 Willliam Fulbright 5 episodes, 1983
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 Mamie Eisenhover 5 episodes, 1983
Tanny McDonald ...
 Lady Bird Johnson 5 episodes, 1983
Kit Miller ...
 Mary Denise 5 episodes, 1983
Diana Lynn Moltrup ...
 Caroline's Friend 5 episodes, 1983
Wendy Jane Moltrup ...
 Caroline's Friend 5 episodes, 1983
Ellen Parker ...
 Ethel Kennedy 5 episodes, 1983
Remak Ramsay ...
 Richard Bissell 5 episodes, 1983
Rex Robbins ...
 Theodore Sorenson 5 episodes, 1983
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 Robert McNamara 5 episodes, 1983
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 Elaine de Kooning 5 episodes, 1983
Albert Stratton ...
 McGeorge Bundy 5 episodes, 1983
Ed Van Nuys ...
 Dean Rusk 5 episodes, 1983
Sharon Watroba ...
 Joan Kennedy 5 episodes, 1983
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 Kenneth O'Donnell 5 episodes, 1983
Betsy Ames ...
 Secretary 5 episodes, 1983
John Blood ...
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 Inspector Peterson 5 episodes, 1983
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 Secret Service Man 5 episodes, 1983
Mara Clark ...
 Maude Shaw 5 episodes, 1983
Brian Corrigan ...
 Workman with Radio 5 episodes, 1983
David Cryer ...
 Secret Service Man 5 episodes, 1983
Dick McGoldrick ...
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 Agent Wells 5 episodes, 1983
Ted O'Brien ...
 Radio Commentator 5 episodes, 1983
Frederick Peach ...
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 Gov. Patterson 5 episodes, 1983
J.R. Dusenberry ...
 Governor John Connally 5 episodes, 1983
Jimmie Ray Weeks ...
 John Seigenthaler 5 episodes, 1983
George Guidall ...
 Nicholas Katzenbach 5 episodes, 1983
Larry Keith ...
 Stanley Levison 5 episodes, 1983
F.J. O'Neil ...
 Gen. Maxwell Taylor 5 episodes, 1983
Wendy Sakakeeny ...
 Mary Gallagher 5 episodes, 1983
Nat Benchley ...
 FBI Agent 5 episodes, 1983
Franklyn L. Bullard ...
 Simeon Booker 5 episodes, 1983
William C. Clark ...
Michael J. Connolly ...
 Designer 5 episodes, 1983
Robert Eades ...
 Patrolman 5 episodes, 1983
Bruce Elliott ...
 FBI Film Director 5 episodes, 1983
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 Freedom Rider 5 episodes, 1983
Robert Grahman ...
 Patrolman 5 episodes, 1983
Michael Elliot Hill ...
 African Diplomat 5 episodes, 1983
Don Jacob ...
 White House M.C. 5 episodes, 1983
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 Young Black Man 5 episodes, 1983
Walt Lockman ...
 Bus Superintendent 5 episodes, 1983
David Long ...
 Police Officer 5 episodes, 1983
Martha Manning ...
 Angela Novello 5 episodes, 1983
Brian McDonald ...
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 Aide to Dr. King 5 episodes, 1983
Alice McGill ...
 African Wife 5 episodes, 1983
Mark Murray-Mazwi ...
 African Diplomat 5 episodes, 1983
Paul Nagel Jr. ...
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 Police Officer 5 episodes, 1983
David Samson ...
 Journalist 5 episodes, 1983
Robert A. Smith Jr. ...
 Aide to Dr. King 5 episodes, 1983
Robert Sommerwerck ...
 Journalist 5 episodes, 1983
Rick Warner ...
 FBI Agent 5 episodes, 1983
Tom Brennan ...
 Adlai Stevenson 5 episodes, 1983
Ralph Cosham ...
 Dr. Clark 5 episodes, 1983
James Dukas ...
 Roger Blough 5 episodes, 1983
Merwin Goldsmith ...
Harry Goz ...
 Anatoly Dobrinin 5 episodes, 1983
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 General Curtis LeMay 5 episodes, 1983
John Michael King ...
 Charles Bohlen 5 episodes, 1983
Alan Leach ...
 John Scali 5 episodes, 1983
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 Dean Acheson 5 episodes, 1983
Robert Blackburn ...
 General Russell 5 episodes, 1983
L. William Booth ...
 Kellerman 5 episodes, 1983
Morris Chalick ...
Scott Coffey ...
Walter Davy ...
Ron Frazier ...
 Commentator 5 episodes, 1983
Michael D. Girardi ...
 John-John as Baby 5 episodes, 1983
Francie Glick ...
 Nurse Nelson 5 episodes, 1983
Carroll James ...
 Lawrence O'Brien 5 episodes, 1983
Harry Madsen ...
 Clint Hill 5 episodes, 1983
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 Pamphleteer 5 episodes, 1983
Donald Neal ...
 Yarborough 5 episodes, 1983
David O'Brien ...
 Commentator 5 episodes, 1983
Dan Ruskin ...
David Sabin ...
 General Carter 5 episodes, 1983
Gorham Scott ...
 Randolph 5 episodes, 1983
Michael Shillo ...
Cathy Taylor ...
 Glamorous Party Guest 5 episodes, 1983
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Margo Tully ...
 Nellie Connally 5 episodes, 1983
Joe Warren ...
 Llewellyn Thompson 5 episodes, 1983
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 National Guardsmen 4 episodes, 1983
Stephen Foreman III
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William James Kennedy ...
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 Party Guest 4 episodes, 1983
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 Party Guest 4 episodes, 1983
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 Church Victim 4 episodes, 1983
Richard Washington ...
 Church Victim 4 episodes, 1983
Sam Wells ...
 Dr. Bartlett 4 episodes, 1983
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 Young Black Man 4 episodes, 1983
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Biography of the 1961-1963 Presidency of John F. Kennedy.

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20 November 1983 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In many ways, Emilio Estevez felt that he was fated all of his life to make Bobby (2006). Just six-years-old when Robert F. Kennedy died, Estevez vividly remembers that night through a child's eyes, and seeing the horrific announcement that Robert had been shot on television, and rushing to awaken his father, Martin Sheen, a long-time Kennedy supporter, with the shocking news. Soon after that, Sheen took his son to visit the spot where Robert F. Kennedy had delivered his final speech at the Ambassador Hotel, a heartfelt, impromptu call for American unity and action in the face of escalating rifts and violence. Estevez recalled: "I remember my dad holding my hand as we wandered through those grand halls, and I remembered my father talking about what we had lost." See more »

Goofs

In the scene between Jackie and her assistant Bess in the car following their pre inauguration visit, there are several indications that this movie was filmed in the early 80s. First, if you look over Blair Brown's right shoulder as the car moves down the street, you'll notice a current version of a "Do Not Enter" street sign. It's the kind with the big red circle with a white line going through it. Those type of street signs didn't appear across America until the 1970s. As the car continues to move down the street, immediately behind it are a few other automobiles from that time period. However, again over Blair Brown's shoulder, you'll notice the car passes several 80s era vehicles which are parked. See more »

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Referenced in The Goonies (1985) See more »

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One of the best TV movies I have seen.
2 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

I remember when this movie was first aired in 1983 on the 20th anniversary of JFK's assassination. I was fed-up with all the Kennedy-mania at that time and I normally don't care for Martin Sheen. I remember seeing the ads for this movie on TV and I recalled that Martin Sheen had portrayed Bobby Kennedy in The Missiles of October, which was a very dry, 1974 TV movie that I couldn't sit through. Based on those factors, I decided not to watch this one when it originally aired. A few years later it was rerun on the 25th Anniversary of the JFK assassination. Between the time it first aired, and the 1988 rerun, I had seen a TV movie called Hoover Versus The Kennedys – the Second Civil War with Jack Warden and was very intrigued by it so when this one aired in 1988, I decided to watch it, and tape it, and I was not disappointed. As I pointed out, Martin Sheen is not my favorite actor but he is absolutely superb in this mini-series. This mini-series was very well done and has some big name actors in it which you do not normally see in made for TV movies. Historically and objectively, the movie is pretty good. As one reviewer stated, it shows "their warts" as well as their triumphs. A couple of historical mistakes – there are cars from the 1980s seen on the street as Jackie is conversing during a car ride. Also, Ethel Kennedy makes a reference to Marilyn Monroe singing Happy Birthday to JFK during a family event that takes place in 1963. I do not recall which event it was in the movie but Monroe actually died in August 1962 so it could not have happened the way that it is portrayed. Perhaps the writers just had to fit it in where they could. E.G. Marshall was stunning as Joseph Kennedy Sr. and Geraldine Fitzgerald was excellent too. The entire supporting cast was great and I really liked Vincent Gardenia's J. Edgar Hoover. The fact that Hoover's scenes were usually done in low light perhaps portrayed him as more sinister than he was but hey, it's a TV movie. I agree with the other reviewer who calls it "The Best Kennedy movie ever." It is very good. I believe the History Channel now owns it. Definitely worth taking the time to watch.


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