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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
27 January 1985 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A personal portrait of one of the most controversial men of this century and the turbulent times in which he lived... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more »
User Reviews:
Oversimplified Look At A Complex Man & His Complex Times See more (4 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [78])

Jordan Charney ... Arthur Schlesinger (3 episodes, 1985)

John Ericson ... Senator (3 episodes, 1985)
Danna Hansen ... Lady Bird Johnson (3 episodes, 1985)

Mimi Kennedy ... Pat Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)
Dean Santoro ... Fred Dutton (3 episodes, 1985)
Charles Bateman ... Army Gen. Carey (3 episodes, 1985)

Juanin Clay ... Jacqueline Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)
Dorothy Fielding ... Jean Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)

Belita Moreno ... Angie Novello (3 episodes, 1985)

James Read ... Teddy Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)

Dennis Redfield ... Walter Sheridan (3 episodes, 1985)

Alan Rosenberg ... Jack Newfield (3 episodes, 1985)

Hansford Rowe ... Ron McMasters (3 episodes, 1985)

Trey Wilson ... Jimmy Hoffa (3 episodes, 1985)
Betsy Baker ... Courtney Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)

Jason Bateman ... Joe Kennedy III (3 episodes, 1985)
Jeremy Brown ... Matthew Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)

Shannen Doherty ... Kathleen Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)
Jordan Denton ... Michael Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)

Natalie Gregory ... Courtney Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)
Rebecca Gullion ... Kathleen Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)
Chris Hebert ... Robert Kennedy Jr. (3 episodes, 1985)

River Phoenix ... Robert Kennedy Jr. (3 episodes, 1985)
Steve Rumph ... Young Joe Kennedy III (3 episodes, 1985)

Branden Williams ... David Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)
Nancy Abramson ... Woman at stable (3 episodes, 1985)
Phyllis Applegate ... 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)

Darlene Conley ... 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)

Albert Hall ... 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)

John McCook ... Interrogator (3 episodes, 1985)
Elizabeth Norment ... Eunice Kennedy (3 episodes, 1985)

Austin Stoker ... Robert Henderson (3 episodes, 1985)
Jack Thibeau ... Clyde Tolson (3 episodes, 1985)

Frank Toste ... Priest (3 episodes, 1985)
Jean-Paul Vignon ... 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)

Bruce French ... 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)

Walter Mathews ... Kenneth Keating (3 episodes, 1985)
David Lloyd Nelson ... Functionary (3 episodes, 1985)
William Wintersole ... 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)

Richard Fullerton ... Second timberman (3 episodes, 1985)

Patrick Gorman ... 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)

Brent Spiner ... Allard Lowenstein (3 episodes, 1985)
Edmund Tenney ... Minor functionary (3 episodes, 1985)
John Escobar (3 episodes, 1985)

Walter Gotell ... Anatoly Dobrynin (3 episodes, 1985)
William James Kennedy ... Longshoreman (3 episodes, 1985)

Cady McClain ... Young Pat (3 episodes, 1985)

Series Directed by
Marvin J. Chomsky (1 episode, 1985)
 
Series Writing credits
Walon Green (1 episode, 1985)
Arthur Schlesinger Jr. (1 episode, 1985)

Series Produced by
Irving Paul Lazar .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Original Music by
Fred Karlin (1 episode, 1985)
 
Series Cinematography by
Michael D. Margulies (1 episode, 1985)
 
Series Film Editing by
Corky Ehlers (1 episode, 1985)
 
Series Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Production Design by
Bill Kenney (1 episode, 1985)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ross Bellah (1 episode, 1985)
 
Series Costume Design by
Grady Hunt (2 episodes, 1985)
Marcy Lavender (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Makeup Department
Lynda Gurasich .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1985)
Timothy A. Miguel .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Production Management
James A. Westman .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
D. Scott Easton .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1985)
Paul Sirmons .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Sound Department
Willie D. Burton .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Stunts
Carol Daniels .... stunts (3 episodes, 1985)
Larry Holt .... stunts (3 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Abbene .... first assistant camera (3 episodes, 1985)
Calvin Maehl .... gaffer (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Editorial Department
Barrett Taylor .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Location Management
Robert C. Decker .... location manager (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Transportation Department
Robert Neilson .... transportation coordinator (2 episodes, 1985)
 

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309 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Oversimplified Look At A Complex Man & His Complex Times, 27 September 2000
Author: tgibbs279 (tgibbs@insightbb.com) from Lexington, Kentucky

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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