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Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry (2004)

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A documentary on Senator John Kerry's Navy tour of duty in Vietnam, his contributions to the peace movement that followed, and the ultimate shape of his future political career.

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Credited cast:
David Alston ...
Himself - Gunner's Mate, PCF-94, Vietnam Veteran
Dan Barbiero ...
Himself - Yale Roommate, Vietnam Veteran
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Himself - Official Kerry Biographer
Harvey Bundy ...
Himself - Yale Roommate
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Himself (archive footage)
Max Cleland ...
Himself - Former Democratic Senator (Georgia)
Bestor Cram ...
Himself - VVAW Anti-War Activist, Vietnam Veteran (as Bester Cram)
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Himself (archive footage)
Chris Gregory ...
Himself - VVAW Anti-War Activist, Vietnam Veteran
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Himself - Former US Ambassador to the UN
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Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Bob Kerrey ...
Himself - Former Democratic Senator (Nebraska)
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Himself (archive footage)
Joe Klein ...
Himself - Writer
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A documentary on Senator John Kerry's Navy tour of duty in Vietnam, his contributions to the peace movement that followed, and the ultimate shape of his future political career.

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Some men are changed by history, others make it.


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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images of war and some dialogue
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1 October 2004 (USA)  »

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$279,219 (USA) (1 October 2004)

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$613,252 (USA) (29 October 2004)
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Terrific documentary
13 October 2004 | by (Las Vegas) – See all my reviews

Politics aside, this is a very well-made film, dramatic, and enhanced with a perfect score by Philip Glass. You learn not only a great deal about John Kerry, but about the Vietnam War and its aftermath, especially in terms of the anti-war movement. The film uses a great deal of stock footage to carry the story along and has all the appropriate talking heads. The present John Kerry is excluded from the interviews, which is appropriate. There is honor attached to Mr. Kerry in this film, but it can be viewed by anyone without feeling as if it were a piece of propaganda. George Ball has made a great motion picture that can be considered of Oscar-caliber. Since Michael Moore gave others room in the Documentary field, this should be considered as one of the year's best in that category.


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