Looks at the early years of America's most dashing president from his early childhood through his nomination for Congress.
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Complete series cast summary:
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 John F. Kennedy (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Joseph P. Kennedy (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Joe Kennedy, Jr. (2 episodes, 1993)
Yolanda Jilot ...
 Inga Arvad (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Kathleen 'Kick' Kennedy (2 episodes, 1993)
Andrew Lowery ...
 Lem Billings (2 episodes, 1993)
Stan Cahill ...
 Torb Macdonald (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Ann Cannon (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Honey Fitz (2 episodes, 1993)
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 St. John (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Rose Kennedy (2 episodes, 1993)
Natalie Radford ...
 Rosemary Kennedy (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Prof. Bruce Hopper (2 episodes, 1993)
Greg Spottiswood ...
 Skeeter Orton (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Rip Horton (2 episodes, 1993)
Pixie Bigelow ...
 Nurse Barkley (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Olive Cawley (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Sadie (2 episodes, 1993)
Ray Jewers ...
 Patriotic Man (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Fan #1 (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Alex Kirk (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Joachim (2 episodes, 1993)
Heidi von Palleske ...
 Beate (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Priest (2 episodes, 1993)
Susan Westmoreland ...
 Joan (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Laughing Man (2 episodes, 1993)
Raymond Marlowe ...
 Ritz Maitre D' (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Jack (age 3) (2 episodes, 1993)
Lance Paton ...
 Jack (age 7-10) (2 episodes, 1993)
Graham Losee ...
 Joe, Jr. (age 5) (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Joe, Jr. (9-12) (2 episodes, 1993)
Alyssa Gebert ...
 Eunice Kennedy (age 3) (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Billy Cavendish (2 episodes, 1993)
Liza Hocura ...
 Kennedy Maid (2 episodes, 1993)
Robert Bidaman ...
 J.J. Maher (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Jimmy Rousmaniere (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Nora the Hooker (2 episodes, 1993)
Michael Killinger ...
 John Hersey (2 episodes, 1993)
François Klanfer ...
 Dr. Buchan (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Photographer (2 episodes, 1993)
Victor Erdos ...
 Bobby Kennedy (2 episodes, 1993)
Natasha Matteau ...
 Pat Kennedy (age 10) (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Eunice Kennedy (age 13) (2 episodes, 1993)
Jared Cook ...
 Teddy Kennedy (age 9) (2 episodes, 1993)
Hailey Goldberg ...
 Pat Kennedy (age 4) (2 episodes, 1993)
Deanna Way ...
 Jean Kennedy (age 12) (2 episodes, 1993)
Katie Zegers ...
 Rosemary Kennedy (age 6-9) (2 episodes, 1993)
Jennifer Mimoso ...
 Kick Kennedy (age 7) (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Jean Kennedy (age 7) (2 episodes, 1993)
John David Wood ...
 Bobby Kennedy (age 9) (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Teddy Kennedy (age 3) (2 episodes, 1993)
Ryan Brown ...
 Dexter School Boy #1 (2 episodes, 1993)
David Pearson ...
 Dexter School Boy #2 (2 episodes, 1993)
David Gardner ...
 Henry Luce (2 episodes, 1993)
Willis Sparks
(2 episodes, 1993)
Michael Polley ...
 Joe Kane (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Lord Halifax (2 episodes, 1993)
Ted Follows ...
 Patsy Mulkern (2 episodes, 1993)
Kenner Ames ...
 Dave Powers (2 episodes, 1993)
Diego Fuentes ...
 Benjamin (2 episodes, 1993)
Tom Melissis ...
 Pappy MacMahon (2 episodes, 1993)
Patrick Chilvers ...
 Marney (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Mauer (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Randall (2 episodes, 1993)
Jeffrey Max Nicholls ...
 Lennie Thom (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Burnet (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Kirksey (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Warfield (2 episodes, 1993)
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 McGuire (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Naval Photographer (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Adm. Dodson (2 episodes, 1993)
Shawn Mathieson ...
 Times Reporter (2 episodes, 1993)
Kyle Sheehan ...
 Kid Kevin (2 episodes, 1993)
Albert Gatbonton ...
 Biuku (2 episodes, 1993)
Kirsten Kieferle ...
 Boston Teacher (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Emma (2 episodes, 1993)
Cherry Wynfield ...
 Jean Kennedy (2 episodes, 1993)
Nancy Hillis ...
 Eunice Kennedy (2 episodes, 1993)
Tracy Carroll ...
 Pat Kennedy (2 episodes, 1993)
Seth Gabrielse ...
 Teddy Kennedy (2 episodes, 1993)
Julian Reed ...
 Joe Timilty (2 episodes, 1993)
Gordon Jocelyn ...
 John Dowd (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Messenger (2 episodes, 1993)
Damir Andrei ...
 Polish Ambassador (2 episodes, 1993)
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Looks at the early years of America's most dashing president from his early childhood through his nomination for Congress.

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When JFK goes back to the beach house to get his Navy uniform out of storage in the basement he walks past an Evian box in the basement. Evian (brand of drinking water) didn't exist until the 1980's. See more »

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Begin the Beguine
Written by Cole Porter
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Dempsey does a very credible job as a young JFK
29 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

This TV mini-series production traces John F. Kennedy's life from a semi-rebellious youth, second son and second in the heart of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., up to his 1946 election to Congress. The show was in 2 parts and can now be seen on the True Movies Channel on cable.

Patrick Dempsey does an excellent job displaying the famed Jack Kennedy youthful exuberance as well as the killer Kennedy charm. The movie deals with the issues and events which formulated and shaped the ideals of this young man destined to become our 35th President.

In addition it examines the various romantic affairs Jack Kennedy had prior to his ascent into politics. We see how Joe Kennedy thrusts upon young Jack all the hopes and dreams he had for Joe Jr. after Jr. dies in WW II. We get peaks into how Joe Sr. casts a guiding light and hand over his son's activities. We also see how Jack both resents and appreciates the heavy hand of his father.

The movie also shows a very human portrayal of how young Jack Kennedy was received by his crew and commanding officers while in the Navy commanding the famed PT 109. We also see how the events after the PT boat was sunk led to the turnaround of his men's feeling toward Lt. Kennedy and how he shunned heroism that his father so felt would aid his future political career.

All in all not much has been done on JFK's youth with respect to books and movies. Because so much concentrated on his presidential run and subsequent events leading up to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963 it is nice to get, albeit a fictional, look see into Kennedy's early years. If you're a fan of fact based movies laced with fictional accounts and were a fan of JFK this is good viewing.


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