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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20 November 1983 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The Ambassador Hotel was still one of Los Angeles' finest, if fading, hotels in 1968, when it was irrevocably linked with Robert F. Kennedy's death. But by 1989, the deteriorating building was so in need of massive refurbishments, that it finally closed its doors. The hotel's fate was now left to a decade-long series of legal battles. Finally, in 2005, the historic structure was, at last, about to be gutted and transformed into a much-needed Los Angeles school building. Ironically, at the same time that actor-writer-director Emilio Estevez was hoping to keep the Ambassador Hotel open for filming for his RFK film Bobby (2006), his father Martin Sheen was helping the Kennedy Family to arrange for its imminent demise. Explained Sheen: "Ethel Kennedy [Robert F. Kennedy's widow] had asked if I would support the family's effort to have the building torn down, and if a school was built, then hopefully the school would be named after her late husband. So I called several people at the City Council and told them what Mrs. Kennedy wanted. And, coincidentally, Emilio was trying to get them to delay tearing it down so he could film his movie there!". Fortunately, Estevez was able to wrangle a special dispensation from the Los Angeles Unified School District to film for just one week in the Ambassador Hotel before it would disappear forever. During this time, Estevez was able to capture the building's exteriors as well as its hallway corridors and coffee shop before proceeding with the demolition. "They were literally tearing down the walls around us as we shot!", recalled Estevez. "It's quite challenging to keep your composure through that." The film's lightning-fast filming schedule would give the film some of the authenticity Estevez was seeking, but now the creative team was also forced to rethink the film's design. "The idea had always been to have the camera flow from one room in the Ambassador to the next and have the architecture of the hotel serve as a way of linking all the stories," Estevez explained. "We never imagined we would have to move from location to location." 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 »

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Referenced in The Goonies (1985) See more »

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very good record of the Kennedy years
24 November 2003 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this on the 40th anniversary of the Kennedy assasination and found it very interesting and timely.

As I understand, this movie first came out in 1983, before the publication of the book 'The Dark Side of Camelot' by Hersh. I wonder if it would be different had it come out after this book.


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