Blood Feud (1983)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  25 April 1983 (USA)
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Made for TV movie about Bobby Kennedy's campaign to bring Jimmy Hoffa to justice.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Randy Powers
Phil Wharton (Kennedy Committee investigator)
Edward Grady Partin (Hoffa aide and head of Teamsters Local 5, Baton Rouge)
Douglas Dirkson ...
Clark Mollenhoff (labor reporter)
Sam Groom ...
Mel Pierce (polygraph operator)
Eddie Cheyfitz (Hoffa's attorney)
Sandy McPeak ...
L.A. Police Department Capt. Hamilton
Edward Bennett Williams (Hoffa's attorney)
James Neal
Frank Kierdorff (Hoffa enforcer / torch)


Made for TV movie about Bobby Kennedy's campaign to bring Jimmy Hoffa to justice.

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Crime | Drama





Release Date:

25 April 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Verfolgt bis in den Tod  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Robert Blake was said to have wanted the part of Jimmy Hoffa so badly, that he made a deal that if he acted up during production, they could fire him without pay. See more »


Robert F. Kennedy: You - go to jail!
James Riddle 'Jimmy' Hoffa: Yeah?
Robert F. Kennedy: [pointing to himself] And this is the face that's going to put you there.
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A TV movie? Amazing.
20 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched "Blood Feud" when it first aired, do not recall it being a made-for-TV special, it was so good. Robert Blake gives a first-rate performance, superior to that of Nicholson's somewhat too-studied take in "Hoffa." At one point Blake/Hoffa is making a call from a phone booth (yep, a booth, where the doors close) and his rage is memorable--not mere screaming...restrained enough to make it compelling. At least for one viewer.

Aside from "In Cold Blood," this likely is Blake's best film work. The supporting cast is superb: Aiello, Dennehy, Hendrikson, Borgnine, Ferrer. "Blood Feud" may have been a two-parter shown on consecutive nights. I would love to buy this movie but can't find it.

Speaking of Hoffa films, Stallone's "F.I.S.T." was a fine but unappreciated effort. It did lousy business; at the time nobody seemed to want to see "Sly" as anything but R. Balboa. And that title didn't help; sounds like another fight movie. But "F.I.S.T." is available and often appears on TV movie subscription channels, unlike "Blood Feud," which is better.

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