Looks at the early years of America's most dashing president from his early childhood through his nomination for Congress.
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1993  
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 John F. Kennedy 2 episodes, 1993
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 Joseph P. Kennedy 2 episodes, 1993
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 Joe Kennedy, Jr. 2 episodes, 1993
Yolanda Jilot ...
 Inga Arvad 2 episodes, 1993
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 Kathleen 'Kick' Kennedy 2 episodes, 1993
Andrew Lowery ...
 Lem Billings 2 episodes, 1993
Stan Cahill ...
 Torb Macdonald 2 episodes, 1993
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 Ann Cannon 2 episodes, 1993
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 Honey Fitz 2 episodes, 1993
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 St. John 2 episodes, 1993
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 Rose Kennedy 2 episodes, 1993
Natalie Radford ...
 Rosemary Kennedy 2 episodes, 1993
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 Prof. Bruce Hopper 2 episodes, 1993
Greg Spottiswood ...
 Skeeter Orton 2 episodes, 1993
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 Rip Horton 2 episodes, 1993
Pixie Bigelow ...
 Nurse Barkley 2 episodes, 1993
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 Olive Cawley 2 episodes, 1993
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Ray Jewers ...
 Patriotic Man 2 episodes, 1993
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 Alex Kirk 2 episodes, 1993
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Susan Westmoreland ...
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 Laughing Man 2 episodes, 1993
Raymond Marlowe ...
 Ritz Maitre D' 2 episodes, 1993
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 Jack (age 3) 2 episodes, 1993
Lance Paton ...
 Jack (age 7-10) 2 episodes, 1993
Graham Losee ...
 Joe, Jr. (age 5) 2 episodes, 1993
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 Joe, Jr. (9-12) 2 episodes, 1993
Alyssa Gebert ...
 Eunice Kennedy (age 3) 2 episodes, 1993
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 Billy Cavendish 2 episodes, 1993
Liza Hocura ...
 Kennedy Maid 2 episodes, 1993
Robert Bidaman ...
 J.J. Maher 2 episodes, 1993
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 Jimmy Rousmaniere 2 episodes, 1993
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 Nora the Hooker 2 episodes, 1993
Michael Killinger ...
 John Hersey 2 episodes, 1993
François Klanfer ...
 Dr. Buchan 2 episodes, 1993
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 Photographer 2 episodes, 1993
Victor Erdos ...
 Bobby Kennedy 2 episodes, 1993
Natasha Matteau ...
 Pat Kennedy (age 10) 2 episodes, 1993
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 Eunice Kennedy (age 13) 2 episodes, 1993
Jared Cook ...
 Teddy Kennedy (age 9) 2 episodes, 1993
Hailey Goldberg ...
 Pat Kennedy (age 4) 2 episodes, 1993
Deanna Way ...
 Jean Kennedy (age 12) 2 episodes, 1993
Katie Zegers ...
 Rosemary Kennedy (age 6-9) 2 episodes, 1993
Jennifer Mimoso ...
 Kick Kennedy (age 7) 2 episodes, 1993
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 Jean Kennedy (age 7) 2 episodes, 1993
John David Wood ...
 Bobby Kennedy (age 9) 2 episodes, 1993
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 Teddy Kennedy (age 3) 2 episodes, 1993
Ryan Brown ...
 Dexter School Boy #1 2 episodes, 1993
David Pearson ...
 Dexter School Boy #2 2 episodes, 1993
David Gardner ...
 Henry Luce 2 episodes, 1993
Willis Sparks
Michael Polley ...
 Joe Kane 2 episodes, 1993
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 Lord Halifax 2 episodes, 1993
Ted Follows ...
 Patsy Mulkern 2 episodes, 1993
Kenner Ames ...
 Dave Powers 2 episodes, 1993
Diego Fuentes ...
 Benjamin 2 episodes, 1993
Tom Melissis ...
 Pappy MacMahon 2 episodes, 1993
Patrick Chilvers ...
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Jeffrey Max Nicholls ...
 Lennie Thom 2 episodes, 1993
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 Warfield 2 episodes, 1993
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 Naval Photographer 2 episodes, 1993
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 Adm. Dodson 2 episodes, 1993
Shawn Mathieson ...
 Times Reporter 2 episodes, 1993
Kyle Sheehan ...
 Kid Kevin 2 episodes, 1993
Albert Gatbonton ...
Kirsten Kieferle ...
 Boston Teacher 2 episodes, 1993
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Cherry Wynfield ...
 Jean Kennedy 2 episodes, 1993
Nancy Hillis ...
 Eunice Kennedy 2 episodes, 1993
Tracy Carroll ...
 Pat Kennedy 2 episodes, 1993
Seth Gabrielse ...
 Teddy Kennedy 2 episodes, 1993
Julian Reed ...
 Joe Timilty 2 episodes, 1993
Gordon Jocelyn ...
 John Dowd 2 episodes, 1993
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 Messenger 2 episodes, 1993
Damir Andrei ...
 Polish Ambassador 2 episodes, 1993
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Looks at the early years of America's most dashing president from his early childhood through his nomination for Congress.

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JFK: Reckless Youth  »

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Both John Kennedy (as shown at home before going to the Pacific) and Leonard Thom are wearing the insignia of a Navy Lieutenant (O-3); at the time of the sinking of PT 109, Kennedy was a Lieutenant (Junior Grade) (O-2) and Thom was an Ensign (O-1). See more »

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Written by Cole Porter
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Dempsey does a very credible job as a young JFK
29 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

This TV mini-series production traces John F. Kennedy's life from a semi-rebellious youth, second son and second in the heart of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., up to his 1946 election to Congress. The show was in 2 parts and can now be seen on the True Movies Channel on cable.

Patrick Dempsey does an excellent job displaying the famed Jack Kennedy youthful exuberance as well as the killer Kennedy charm. The movie deals with the issues and events which formulated and shaped the ideals of this young man destined to become our 35th President.

In addition it examines the various romantic affairs Jack Kennedy had prior to his ascent into politics. We see how Joe Kennedy thrusts upon young Jack all the hopes and dreams he had for Joe Jr. after Jr. dies in WW II. We get peaks into how Joe Sr. casts a guiding light and hand over his son's activities. We also see how Jack both resents and appreciates the heavy hand of his father.

The movie also shows a very human portrayal of how young Jack Kennedy was received by his crew and commanding officers while in the Navy commanding the famed PT 109. We also see how the events after the PT boat was sunk led to the turnaround of his men's feeling toward Lt. Kennedy and how he shunned heroism that his father so felt would aid his future political career.

All in all not much has been done on JFK's youth with respect to books and movies. Because so much concentrated on his presidential run and subsequent events leading up to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963 it is nice to get, albeit a fictional, look see into Kennedy's early years. If you're a fan of fact based movies laced with fictional accounts and were a fan of JFK this is good viewing.


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