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Robert Kennedy and His Times 

A personal portrait of one of the most controversial men of this century and the turbulent times in which he lived. An entire era, including the fight for civil rights, the Cuban Missile ... See full summary »
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1985  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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...  Arthur Schlesinger 3 episodes, 1985
...  Senator 3 episodes, 1985
Danna Hansen ...  Lady Bird Johnson 3 episodes, 1985
...  Pat Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
Dean Santoro ...  Fred Dutton 3 episodes, 1985
...  Army Gen. Carey 3 episodes, 1985
...  Jacqueline Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
Dorothy Fielding ...  Jean Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
...  Angie Novello 3 episodes, 1985
...  Teddy Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
...  Walter Sheridan 3 episodes, 1985
...  Jack Newfield 3 episodes, 1985
...  Ron McMasters 3 episodes, 1985
...  Jimmy Hoffa 3 episodes, 1985
Betsy Baker ...  Courtney Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
...  Joe Kennedy III 3 episodes, 1985
Jeremy Brown ...  Matthew Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
...  Kathleen Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
Jordan Denton ...  Michael Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
...  Courtney Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
Rebecca Gullion ...  Kathleen Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
...  Robert Kennedy Jr. 3 episodes, 1985
...  Robert Kennedy Jr. 3 episodes, 1985
Steve Rumph ...  Young Joe Kennedy III 3 episodes, 1985
...  David Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
Nancy Abramson ...  Woman at Stable 3 episodes, 1985
...  Ruby 3 episodes, 1985
Amanda Barrett ...  Kerry 3 episodes, 1985
Dorothy Butts ...  Annie Lee Moss 3 episodes, 1985
Ralph Clift ...  Gov. Patterson 3 episodes, 1985
...  Moderator 3 episodes, 1985
Walter Covell ...  Old-Timer 3 episodes, 1985
Kathy Cronkite ...  Official's Wife 3 episodes, 1985
Reid Cruickshanks ...  Sam Baron 3 episodes, 1985
Robert Decker ...  Staffer 3 episodes, 1985
Louis De Farra ...  Waiter 3 episodes, 1985
Ben Fuhrman ...  Edward Partin 3 episodes, 1985
...  Nehru 3 episodes, 1985
...  Roy Wilkins 3 episodes, 1985
...  Dave Beck 3 episodes, 1985
Wendy LaMastra ...  Joan Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
Charles Lanyer ...  Porter Biggs 3 episodes, 1985
Christopher Lofton ...  Steve Smith 3 episodes, 1985
...  Interrogator 3 episodes, 1985
Elizabeth Norment ...  Eunice Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
...  Robert Henderson 3 episodes, 1985
Jack Thibeau ...  Clyde Tolson 3 episodes, 1985
...  Priest 3 episodes, 1985
...  French General 3 episodes, 1985
Madison Arnold ...  Marvin Haanstra 3 episodes, 1985
Barbara Allyne Bennet ...  Evelyn Lincoln 3 episodes, 1985
Pat Corley ...  Andy McLaughlin 3 episodes, 1985
Matthew Faison ...  Dick Peterson 3 episodes, 1985
...  Frank Simpson 3 episodes, 1985
James Hornbeck ...  Keating Advisor 3 episodes, 1985
Will Jeffries ...  Silvio Mollo 3 episodes, 1985
...  Robert Morgenthau 3 episodes, 1985
...  Kenneth Keating 3 episodes, 1985
David Lloyd Nelson ...  Functionary 3 episodes, 1985
...  Robert Travis 3 episodes, 1985
Wayne Armstrong ...  First Timberman 3 episodes, 1985
David Austin ...  Aide 3 episodes, 1985
Joe Dorsey ...  Chief of Police 3 episodes, 1985
...  Second Timberman 3 episodes, 1985
...  John Gunter Dean 3 episodes, 1985
Haven Earle Haley ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 1985
Maurice Marsac ...  Etienne Manac'h 3 episodes, 1985
Bufort McClerkins ...  Roosevelt Grier 3 episodes, 1985
Paul Napier ...  Mayor 3 episodes, 1985
Jerold Pearson ...  Adam Walinsky 3 episodes, 1985
Matthew Ribis ...  David 3 episodes, 1985
John Scott ...  John Frankenheimer 3 episodes, 1985
...  Allard Lowenstein 3 episodes, 1985
Edmund Tenney ...  Minor Functionary 3 episodes, 1985
John Escobar 3 episodes, 1985
...  Anatoly Dobrynin 3 episodes, 1985
William James Kennedy ...  Longshoreman 3 episodes, 1985
...  Young Pat 3 episodes, 1985
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A personal portrait of one of the most controversial men of this century and the turbulent times in which he lived. An entire era, including the fight for civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the American entry into Vietnam, and the eventual protest against it, was shaped by Bobby Kennedy. Written by Anonymous

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27 January 1985 (USA)  »

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Played Betty Grissom in The Right Stuff (1983) hoping to meet Jackie Kennedy after her husband's flight into space. She played her sister-in-law as Ethel Kennedy in this film. See more »

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Oversimplified Look At A Complex Man & His Complex Times
27 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

I'm a Democrat, but I have mixed opinions about Robert Kennedy. He had many good qualities (like his opposition to the Vietnam War, and his support for civil rights) but he had some less-than-impressive traits, too (such as the long delay in his conversion to the civil rights movement). And I think this movie glossed over the bad, over-emphasized the good, and left us with an inaccurate picture of RFK as some kind of saint. No one is as perfect as Robert Kennedy appears in this miniseries. In this movie, Kennedy's opponents are always wrong, while Kennedy's always right. Real life isn't like that. I know that in any movie based on real events, you have to condense things and cut a few corners here and there. But this movie condenses too much, and treats complex people and issues as if they were black and white. I'll give the movie credit for one thing: any movie that gets people interested in history has some merit. If you watched "Robert Kennedy & His Times" and it inspired you to pick up a good history book, it was worthwhile. At least in the book, you'll get the full story.


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