6.2/10
167
2 user 1 critic

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981)

Biography focusing on the former first lady's years in D.C., from working as a newspaper's "Inquiring Camera Girl" to meeting and being courted by Rep. Jack Kennedy to life on the campaign trail and into the White House.

Director:

Steve Gethers

Writer:

Steve Gethers
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: David Burton Morris
Stars: Joanne Whalley, Tim Matheson, Tom Skerritt
Déjà Vu (1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A writer who believes that he was reincarnated believes that his present fiancée possesses the soul of his fiancée in his previous life, a ballerina.

Director: Anthony B. Richmond
Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Nigel Terry, Shelley Winters
A Woman Named Jackie (TV Mini-Series 1991)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This starts when Jackie Kennedy was working after college; and spans her life through the Presidency of John F. Kennedy and her marriage to Aristotle Onassis after the assassination of President Kennedy.

Stars: Marianna Bishop, Ann Buckles, Andy Buckley
The Users (TV Movie 1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A beautiful girl from a small town with dreams of making it in Hollywood marries an actor whose career is fading, then schemes to get him back into the big time - and her with him.

Director: Joseph Hardy
Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Tony Curtis, Red Buttons
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The wealthy playboy son of an assassinated South American diplomat discovers that his father was really murdered on orders of the corrupt president of the country--a man who was his ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Charles Aznavour, Alan Badel, Candice Bergen
Moonstruck (1987)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis
Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

TV series about a wealthy mystery-man who runs a detective agency via a speaker-phone and his personal assistant, Bosley. His detectives are three beautiful women, who end up in a variety ... See full summary »

Stars: Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaclyn Smith ... Jacqueline Kennedy
James Franciscus ... John F. Kennedy
Rod Taylor ... 'Black Jack' Bouvier
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott ... Joseph P. Kennedy
Claudette Nevins ... Janet Bouvier Auchincloss
Donald Moffat ... Hugh Auchincloss
Joseph Chapman Joseph Chapman ... John Husted
Heather Hobbs Heather Hobbs ... Jackie age 5
Dolph Sweet ... Waldrop
James F. Kelly James F. Kelly ... Bobby Kennedy
Lauree Berger Lauree Berger ... Helen
Maurice Marsac ... Gen. Charles DeGaulle
Eve Roberts ... Rose Kennedy
Vernon Weddle Vernon Weddle ... Aide
Ned Wilson Ned Wilson ... Senator
Edit

Storyline

Biography focusing on the former first lady's years in D.C., from working as a newspaper's "Inquiring Camera Girl" to meeting and being courted by Rep. Jack Kennedy to life on the campaign trail and into the White House.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Jaclyn Smith is Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jackie Kennedy See more »

Filming Locations:

King County, Washington, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ABC Circle Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

At first the producers absolutely did not want Jaclyn Smith in the title role for this picture because they feared she was typecast as "Kelly Garrett" from Charlie's Angels, and felt it would be a distraction to the picture. They eventually agreed to allow her to do a screen test, but her manager refused this stating that they could watch any episode from 5 years on Charlie's Angels to get a feel of her screen personal. In a compromise, her manager had Jaclyn do a recorded voice test which was then submitted and she was unanimously accepted by the production staff and granted the role. See more »

Goofs

Air Force One changes from an incorrectly marked aircraft, to shots of the real Air Force one (with the wrong number) to eventually a 727. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A great movie that offers a glimpse into what Jackie was like while married to JFK
29 September 2006 | by b-smithSee all my reviews

This is a great movie staring Jaclyn Smith covering the period of time of Jackie's childhood through when Jackie met Jack Kennedy and married him up until Jack's death in Dallas. It offers a glimpse of what Jackie was like during this period and what being married to JFK was like. The period of time called Camelot was a magical time in US history and this film offers a unique and up beat perspective into this period.

For example there is a part in the film where Jackie went to Europe and Jack asked here to bring back some books. A whole crate of them. After they were married Jackie complained that the press asked here questions like if her panties were cotton or nylon. Jack said that when you give them something better to talk about they will and that's when she decided to renovate the White House.

Jaclyn Smith's acting is superb and the contrast between the role she plays and Jackie's alcoholic father is quite interesting. It's an great addition the body of knowledge about Jackie and JFK and a great Jaclyn Smith film.

The VHS tape version that is currently available has a running time of 122 minutes. The original version was 150 minutes. It would be nice if ABC Circle Films who produced the film in 1981 or whoever owns it would release the entire 150 minutes on DVD.


15 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed