Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy.
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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)
Kent Broadhurst ...
 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)
Don MacLaughlin ...
 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)
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)
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 Agent Wells / ... (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)
Barton Heyman ...
 General Curtis LeMay (5 episodes, 1983)
John Michael King ...
 Charles Bohlen (5 episodes, 1983)
Alan Leach ...
 John Scali (5 episodes, 1983)
George Martin ...
 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)
Tom Toner ...
 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
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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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Trivia

Star Martin Sheen, who plays American President John F. Kennedy, previously portrayed JFK's brother Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in The Missiles of October (1974). 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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Generally, quite riveting
24 February 2003 | by (Melbourne , Australia) – See all my reviews

Whenever I read books about the Kennedys and their Washington contemporaries I sometimes visualize each one as they were portrayed in this excellent mini series.

The casting was ideal. Martin Sheen, in particular, as JFK ... the voice, the look, the mannerisms ... there were times when the archival footage of the man himself and Sheen the actor almost became one.

The story never ceased to be anything other than utterly compelling.

Strong support from the likes of Vincent Gardenia and E.G Marshall ensured success.

Period detail was occasionally allowed to lapse (for example, cars from a much later period could be clearly seen on the roads in several exterior scenes). But generally quite riveting.


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