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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1985  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »
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 Arthur Schlesinger (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Senator (3 episodes, 1985)
Danna Hansen ...
 Lady Bird Johnson (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Pat Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)
Dean Santoro ...
 Fred Dutton (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Army Gen. Carey (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Jacqueline Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)
Dorothy Fielding ...
 Jean Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Angie Novello (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Teddy Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Walter Sheridan (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Jack Newfield (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Ron McMasters (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Jimmy Hoffa (3 episodes, 1985)
Betsy Baker ...
 Courtney Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Joe Kennedy III (3 episodes, 1985)
Jeremy Brown ...
 Matthew Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Kathleen Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)
Jordan Denton ...
 Michael Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Courtney Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)
Rebecca Gullion ...
 Kathleen Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Robert Kennedy Jr. (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Robert Kennedy Jr. (3 episodes, 1985)
Steve Rumph ...
 Young Joe Kennedy III (3 episodes, 1985)
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 David Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)
Nancy Abramson ...
 Woman at Stable (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Ruby (3 episodes, 1985)
Amanda Barrett ...
 Kerry (3 episodes, 1985)
Dorothy Butts ...
 Annie Lee Moss (3 episodes, 1985)
Ralph Clift ...
 Gov. Patterson (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Moderator (3 episodes, 1985)
Walter Covell ...
 Old-Timer (3 episodes, 1985)
Kathy Cronkite ...
 Official's Wife (3 episodes, 1985)
Reid Cruickshanks ...
 Sam Baron (3 episodes, 1985)
Robert Decker ...
 Staffer (3 episodes, 1985)
Louis De Farra ...
 Waiter (3 episodes, 1985)
Ben Fuhrman ...
 Edward Partin (3 episodes, 1985)
Gokul ...
 Nehru (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Roy Wilkins (3 episodes, 1985)
Richard Kuss ...
 Dave Beck (3 episodes, 1985)
Wendy LaMastra ...
 Joan Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)
Charles Lanyer ...
 Porter Biggs (3 episodes, 1985)
Christopher Lofton ...
 Steve Smith (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Interrogator (3 episodes, 1985)
Elizabeth Norment ...
 Eunice Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Robert Henderson (3 episodes, 1985)
Jack Thibeau ...
 Clyde Tolson (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Priest (3 episodes, 1985)
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 French General (3 episodes, 1985)
Madison Arnold ...
 Marvin Haanstra (3 episodes, 1985)
Barbara Allyne Bennet ...
 Evelyn Lincoln (3 episodes, 1985)
Pat Corley ...
 Andy McLaughlin (3 episodes, 1985)
Matthew Faison ...
 Dick Peterson (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Frank Simpson (3 episodes, 1985)
James Hornbeck ...
 Keating Advisor (3 episodes, 1985)
Will Jeffries ...
 Silvio Mollo (3 episodes, 1985)
Shelly Lipkin ...
 Robert Morgenthau (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Kenneth Keating (3 episodes, 1985)
David Lloyd Nelson ...
 Functionary (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Robert Travis (3 episodes, 1985)
Wayne Armstrong ...
 First Timberman (3 episodes, 1985)
David Austin ...
 Aide (3 episodes, 1985)
Joe Dorsey ...
 Chief of Police (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Second Timberman (3 episodes, 1985)
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 John Gunter Dean (3 episodes, 1985)
Haven Earle Haley ...
 Reporter (3 episodes, 1985)
Maurice Marsac ...
 Etienne Manac'h (3 episodes, 1985)
Bufort McClerkins ...
 Roosevelt Grier (3 episodes, 1985)
Paul Napier ...
 Mayor (3 episodes, 1985)
Jerold Pearson ...
 Adam Walinsky (3 episodes, 1985)
Matthew Ribis ...
 David (3 episodes, 1985)
John Scott ...
 John Frankenheimer (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Allard Lowenstein (3 episodes, 1985)
Edmund Tenney ...
 Minor Functionary (3 episodes, 1985)
John Escobar
(3 episodes, 1985)
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 Anatoly Dobrynin (3 episodes, 1985)
William James Kennedy ...
 Longshoreman (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Young Pat (3 episodes, 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)  »

Also Known As:

Robert Kennedy i els seus temps  »

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Played Betty Grissom in The Right Stuff (1983) hoping to meet Jackie Kennedy after her husband's flight into space. She played her sister-in-law as Ethel Kennedy in this film. See more »

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Oversimplified Look At A Complex Man & His Complex Times
27 September 2000 | by (Lexington, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

I'm a Democrat, but I have mixed opinions about Robert Kennedy. He had many good qualities (like his opposition to the Vietnam War, and his support for civil rights) but he had some less-than-impressive traits, too (such as the long delay in his conversion to the civil rights movement). And I think this movie glossed over the bad, over-emphasized the good, and left us with an inaccurate picture of RFK as some kind of saint. No one is as perfect as Robert Kennedy appears in this miniseries. In this movie, Kennedy's opponents are always wrong, while Kennedy's always right. Real life isn't like that. I know that in any movie based on real events, you have to condense things and cut a few corners here and there. But this movie condenses too much, and treats complex people and issues as if they were black and white. I'll give the movie credit for one thing: any movie that gets people interested in history has some merit. If you watched "Robert Kennedy & His Times" and it inspired you to pick up a good history book, it was worthwhile. At least in the book, you'll get the full story.


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