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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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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)
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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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Tour of Duty  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$279,219, 3 October 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$613,252, 31 October 2004
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Can anyone swallow this?
14 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Another puff-piece for the liberals, full of half-truths and quarter-truths. I can just hear Kerry dictating the script, in his ultra- serious intonations "I'm a MAN of INTEGRITY" "Stop the War" "I stopped the WAR" "I AM JFK" and on and on. Given Kerry's convenient lapses in historical timing, his over-the-top moralizing and his fondness for wealthier and wealthier wives, it's simply amazing he made it to the top of the Democratic ticket. But, I'm certain there's enough panderees out there that will believe the premise of this film because they come prepared to believe. But I probably don't know my place, and should be ashamed to be dissing one of the upper-crust of society, whose intellect and excellence far outshine mine, and who deserves to rule over me.


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