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Following the death of his brother John, Robert Kennedy is forced to rise to the challenge of leading his country and carrying on his brother's vision of what America could be.

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Robert F. Kennedy
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Dick Goodwin
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John F. Kennedy
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Judge Jones
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Steve Smith
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Adam Walinsky
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Ethel Kennedy
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Cesar Chavez
Judith Goodwin ...
Evelyn Lincoln
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John McCone
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Joe Kennedy, Sr.
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Rose Kennedy
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Ted Kennedy
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Following the death of his brother John, Robert Kennedy is forced to rise to the challenge of leading his country and carrying on his brother's vision of what America could be.

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When America was obsessed with what we were fighting against . . . he showed us what we were fighting for. See more »

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25 August 2002 (USA)  »

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Little Brother  »

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President Lyndon Baines Johnson: Even so, I gotta have you inside the tent pissin out than outside pissin in
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Turn! Turn! Turn!
Written by Pete Seeger
Performed by The Byrds
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A weak telling of the story of Robert F. Kennedy
26 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

As someone who grew up in the 1960s, remembers Robert F. Kennedy and admires the things he stood for, I looked forward to FX's "RFK" only to be thoroughly disappointed. While the lead actor was acceptable in his portrayal, the script itself was disappointing and shallow. It may be asking too much to expect a two-hour production (minus commercials) to do justice to the life of an extraordinary man. But if someone attempts to do precisely that, he needs to narrow his focus better. None of the major events received the in-depth attention they deserved, and some important events were overlooked entirely. Kennedy's speech to the Democratic National Convention less than a year after his brother's assassination was a poignant and extremely significant moment in his life and career, yet it received no attention in the film. With JFK's ghostly presence occupying such an important role in the film, shouldn't this event have been included -- even if it meant deleting an obviously fictitious event, like the scene in which Bobby leaps into the water to rescue his brother's jacket? Young viewers who want to learn more about this great American should not waste their time watching this film. There are better options out there!


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