Robert Kennedy and His Times (1985)

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A personal portrait of one of the most controversial men of this century and the turbulent times in which he lived. An entire era, including the fight for civil rights, the Cuban Missile ... See full summary »

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 Robert Kennedy (1 episode, 1985)
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 Ethel Skakel Kennedy (1 episode, 1985)
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 John F. Kennedy (1 episode, 1985)
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 J. Edgar Hoover (1 episode, 1985)
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 Rose Kennedy (1 episode, 1985)
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 Lyndon Johnson (1 episode, 1985)
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 John Seigenthaler (1 episode, 1985)
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 Sen. Joseph McCarthy (1 episode, 1985)
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 Robert McNamara (1 episode, 1985)
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 Roy Cohn (1 episode, 1985)
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 Pierre Salinger (1 episode, 1985)
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 Joseph Kennedy Sr. (1 episode, 1985)
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A personal portrait of one of the most controversial men of this century and the turbulent times in which he lived. An entire era, including the fight for civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the American entry into Vietnam, and the eventual protest against it, was shaped by Bobby Kennedy. Written by Anonymous

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27 January 1985 (USA)  »

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Robert Kennedy i els seus temps  »

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Not bad, not real good
22 January 2001 | by (la) – See all my reviews

Very simplistic telling of RFK's life, the main problem with this mini-series is the casting of Brad Davis in the lead. At times, with the light right, and his face turned at a good angle, he looks like RFK and you might think this was, in fact, some good casting. But when he speaks, ouch. I haven't seen a mismatched actor for a part since Don Johnson played Elvis. Davis's lisp overpowers his Kennedy accent and any long speech he has to deliver only magnifies it. Not a bad telling of RFK's life, but not noteworthy either.


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