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VIRTUAL JFK investigates one of the most debated "what if" scenarios in the history of U.S. foreign policy: What would President John F... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Extremely Academic and Erudite Documentary, Seemingly Not Intended to Be Entertaining. See more (5 total) »


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John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Koji Masutani 
Writing credits
Koji Masutani (written by)

Produced by
Peter O. Almond .... producer
James Blight .... producer (as James G. Blight)
Benjamin C. Collier .... consulting producer
Pamela Hogan .... consulting producer
Janet Lang .... producer (as Janet M. Lang)
Koji Masutani .... executive producer
Michael Paszt .... co-producer
David A. Welch .... producer
Original Music by
Joshua Kern 
Cinematography by
Edward Huff 
Koji Masutani 
Curt Worden 
Film Editing by
Koji Masutani 
Production Design by
Ellen V. Darling 
Katherine Farrell 
Ellen C. White 
Sound Department
Kevin Kalunian .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Thurber .... assistant camera
Roger Yergeau .... grip
Editorial Department
Michael A. Dawson .... post-production coordinator
Other crew
Peter John Casey .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Virtual JFK" - International (English title) (informal short title), USA (short title)
"Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived" - USA (subtitle)
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USA:80 min

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Factual errors: The narration states that Secret Service agents failed to protect William McKinley on 6 September 1901. When McKinley was alive, the Secret Service was a Treasury investigation committee, inspecting national currency to root out counterfeit bills. It was not assigned to presidential protection until the aftermath of McKinley's murder.See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Extremely Academic and Erudite Documentary, Seemingly Not Intended to Be Entertaining., 2 August 2016
Author: KissEnglishPasto from Pasto, Colombia

...........................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA., CALI, COLOMBIA.....and ORLANDO, FL

President Kennedy, far and away my favorite U.S. President, is put under a virtual microscope in this extremely academic and erudite documentary. Its focus: To scrutinize every existing scrap of public record/information regarding Kennedy's propensity, or lack thereof, to involve the United States in a land war in Southeast Asia; specifically Vietnam. Interesting and thought provoking? YES...Entertaining? Not intended to be in the slightest!

VIRTUAL JFK was totally successful in achieving this apparent intention. As a 2009 Orlando Film Festival entry in the Documentary category, I don't think anyone was expecting anything even remotely reminiscent of Oliver Stone's JFK. Yet, one has to ask oneself...Just who in the hell were they making this film for? Despite a keen interest in both Kennedy and everything related to the Vietnam "Conflict", I found the endless drilling the journalists did on certain topics to be numbing...Putting me into a near hypnotic state; causing me sometimes to lose focus on the seemingly endless back and forth conversation strings.

All in all, VIRTUAL JFK makes its case rather well: That Kennedy would have undoubtedly taken a very different course in Vietnam, had he continued in office, and on to almost certain re-election; One that, in the end, would have totally altered both our own history and that of the world! However, the utter intensity of the focus sometimes gets in its own way...Prompting me to give this an overall rating of


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