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)
Al Conti ...
 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 ...
 Newsman (5 episodes, 1983)
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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 ...
 Newsman (5 episodes, 1983)
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 Agent Wells (5 episodes, 1983)
Ted O'Brien ...
 Radio Commentator (5 episodes, 1983)
Frederick Peach ...
 Newsman (5 episodes, 1983)
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 Dalton (5 episodes, 1983)
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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 ...
 Heckler (5 episodes, 1983)
Michael J. Connolly ...
 Designer (5 episodes, 1983)
Robert Eades ...
 Patrolman (5 episodes, 1983)
Bruce Elliott ...
 FBI Film Director (5 episodes, 1983)
Christopher Haley ...
 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 ...
 Heckler (5 episodes, 1983)
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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. ...
 Doctor (5 episodes, 1983)
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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 ...
 Zorin (5 episodes, 1983)
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 ...
 Doctor (5 episodes, 1983)
Scott Coffey ...
 Roberts (5 episodes, 1983)
Walter Davy ...
 Surgeon (5 episodes, 1983)
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 ...
 Doctor (5 episodes, 1983)
David Sabin ...
 General Carter (5 episodes, 1983)
Gorham Scott ...
 Randolph (5 episodes, 1983)
Michael Shillo ...
 Fomin (5 episodes, 1983)
Cathy Taylor ...
 Glamorous Party Guest (5 episodes, 1983)
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 Halleck (5 episodes, 1983)
Margo Tully ...
 Nellie Connally (5 episodes, 1983)
Joe Warren ...
 Llewellyn Thompson (5 episodes, 1983)
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 Rioter (4 episodes, 1983)
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 National Guardsmen (4 episodes, 1983)
Stephen Foreman III
(4 episodes, 1983)
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 Heckler (4 episodes, 1983)
William James Kennedy ...
 Bill (4 episodes, 1983)
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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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 John F. Kennedy (3 episodes, 1983)
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Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy.

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The Complete Mini Series. See more »


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20 November 1983 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Martin Sheen, who plays JFK (Democrat American President John F. Kennedy) in this mini-series, is the father of writer-director Emilio Estevez, the latter of whom made a film about JFK's brother Robert F. Kennedy aka RFK which was called Bobby (2006), a project which was a labor of love on many levels. In addition to proudly watching his son come into his own as a director, "Bobby" also continued Sheen's long-lived relationship with the Kennedy family. Sheen previously played Robert F. Kennedy in The Missiles of October (1974). In "Bobby", he played a very different role, that of a wealthy East Coast man, who has entered into therapy, and was examining the very roots of his modern malaise, much to the discomfort of his younger wife, Samantha, portrayed by actress Helen Hunt. Sheen said: "Robert Kennedy was a very great personal hero of mine. He continues to be a great source of inspiration to me personally. I'm privileged to work for the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation. Each of the last few years I've narrated a film that explores the foundation's involvement in social justice and furthers the work of Robert Kennedy." Sheen continued: "I think it's important for us to celebrate heroes and to try and inspire people to higher and more humane service to their fellow men - and I think this film will do that by honoring the spirit of Robert Francis Kennedy. And that my son has been responsible for this just makes me so hopelessly proud." See more »

Goofs

The helicopter shown right before the scene with the baby Patrick is a Bell Jet Ranger. They did not exist in the Military until the Johnson Administration. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Goonies (1985) See more »

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An excellent film
22 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've owned this movie on VHS for some time, and being a Kennedy fanatic, it is one of my all-time favorites. I love Martin Sheen's portrayal of JFK, and Blair Brown's resemblance to Jackie is almost eery. I do wish the writers would have had the courage to actually name Marilyn Monroe and all of JFK's other dalliances; it would have made the film that much more respectable. EG Marshall and Geraldine Fitzgerald's appearances as Joe and Rose Kennedy were right on the money.

I would have liked to see a different actor portray MLK. The guy they had didn't really look like him at all--he was too tall and his face didn't have that pudgier look that we all remember.

Finally, the assassination scene, while obviously needed, was poorly constructed. It was obvious to anyone who lived through that day or is an conspiracy buff that the scene wasn't filmed anywhere near Dallas. For comparison purposes, Oliver Stone's re-creation for "JFK" was much, much better.

Overall, this is an excellent movie, and I would recommend it to anyone seeking more knowledge of the Kennedy administration and family, as well as Kennedy the man.


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