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Release Date:
20 November 1983 (USA) See more »
Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy.
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the best TV movies I have seen. See more (13 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 134)

Andrew Rayden ... John F. Kennedy Jr. (7 episodes, 1983)

Martin Sheen ... John F. Kennedy (3 episodes, 1983)

John Shea ... Robert F. Kennedy (3 episodes, 1983)

E.G. Marshall ... Joseph P. Kennedy (3 episodes, 1983)

Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Rose Kennedy (3 episodes, 1983)

Series Directed by
Jim Goddard (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Reg Gadney (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Joan Barnett .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Andrew Brown .... producer (unknown episodes)
Alan Landsburg .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Margaret Matheson .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Bob Morris .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Richard Hartley (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Ernest Vincze (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Andrew Nelson (unknown episodes)
Ralph Sheldon (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Howard Feuer (unknown episodes)
Jeremy Ritzer (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Ben Edwards (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Gretchen Rau (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Jane Greenwood (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Christine Beveridge .... hair stylist / makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Paul Huntley .... wig maker (unknown episodes)
Maureen Stephenson .... hair stylist / makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Bill Chase .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Mike Edwards .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Mitch Owgang .... assistant production manager (unknown episodes)
Fred Styles .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gino Marotta .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Charles Miller .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Nathalie Vadim .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Harry Drennan .... property master (unknown episodes)
Christopher Nowak .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Ben Oshman .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Mark Peltzer .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Gordon Brown .... assistant dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Paul Carr .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Colin Chapman .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Alfred Cox .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Michael Crowley .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Frank Haber .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Nick Hammond .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Alec Jeakins .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Peter Lennard .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Tom Nelson .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Brian Paxton .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Bryan Tilling .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Colette Alexander .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Bill Anagnos .... stunts (unknown episodes)
John Ashby .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Peter Bucossi .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Lisa Cain .... stunts (unknown episodes)
David Copeland .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Peter Corby .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Cliff Cudney .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tony Farentino .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Frank Ferrara .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Lance Guecia .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jim Lovelett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Harry Madsen .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Phil Neilson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Neil Newlon .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Shawn O'Neil .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Robert Packer .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Don Picard .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Michael Russo .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Franklin Scott .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Brett Smrz .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Brian Smrz .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gregg Smrz .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Alex Stevens .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Kym Washington .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Webster Whinery .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Donald M. Angst .... electrician (unknown episodes, 1983)
Douglas Armstrong .... grip (unknown episodes, 1983)
Michael F. Barrow .... gaffer (unknown episodes, 1983)
Dave Carroll .... grip (unknown episodes, 1983)
Don Cerrone .... key grip (unknown episodes, 1983)
Phil Clark .... grip (unknown episodes, 1983)
Kevin Janicelli .... electrician (unknown episodes, 1983)
Miguel Jeminez .... electrician (unknown episodes, 1983)
John Merriman .... electrician (unknown episodes, 1983)
John L. Oates .... electrician (unknown episodes, 1983)
Scott H. Ramsey .... electrician (unknown episodes, 1983)
David Landau .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Billy Dowd .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Charles .... assistant costume designer (unknown episodes)
Isis Mussenden .... costume assistant (unknown episodes)
Deirdre N. Williams .... wardrobe (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Claire Simpson .... editor: archival footage (unknown episodes)
Tara Timpone .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Keith Grant .... music recordist (unknown episodes)
Graham Walker .... music production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Sylvia Wright .... vocal (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Michael Avallon .... driver (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Rita Duffey .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 1983)
Jim Robb .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 1983)
Larry Bash .... assistant production auditor (unknown episodes)
Jim Bigham .... liaison agent (unknown episodes)
Trevor Bond .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Ray Buckley .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Megan Cogswell .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Jill Cowen .... historical advisor (unknown episodes)
Peter Gershon .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Vivian Guardino .... production office coordinator (unknown episodes)
Sara Keene .... unit publicist (unknown episodes)
Kristine A. Koba .... production auditor (unknown episodes)
Tim Monich .... dialect coach (unknown episodes)
Mike Nunn .... production executive: Central Independent Television (unknown episodes)
Max Snow .... location auditor (unknown episodes)
Kelly Van Horn .... scheduling coordinator (unknown episodes)
Carolyn Zatz .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

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282 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

First aired on NBC on Sunday, November 20, 1983 at the same time that ABC was airing 'The Day After' (1983).See more »
Anachronisms: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Goonies (1985)See more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
One of the best TV movies I have seen., 2 May 2005
Author: fivefids from United States

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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