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Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (2000)

Writers:

Donald Spoto (book), Eric Ellis Overmyer (teleplay) (as Eric Overmyer) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanne Whalley ... Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
Tim Matheson ... John F. Kennedy
Tom Skerritt ... Joseph P. 'Joe' Kennedy
Frances Fisher ... Janet Lee Bouvier Auchincloss
Andrew McCarthy ... Robert 'Bobby' Kennedy
Philip Baker Hall ... Aristotle Onassis
Diane Baker ... Rose Kennedy
Jerry Adler ... Maurice Tempelsman
Chuck Shamata ... Pierre Salinger
Fred Ward ... John Vernon 'Black Jack' Bouvier III
Bronwen Booth ... Lee Bouvier
Jennifer Van Dyck ... Caroline Kennedy (as Jennifer Van Dyke)
Jeffrey Pierce ... John F. Kennedy Jr.
Jacob Richmond Jacob Richmond ... Edward 'Ted' Kennedy
David Francis David Francis ... Hugh D'Auchincloss (as Davis Francis)
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The woman. The legend. The story. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

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19 July 2003 | by Jack_YanSee all my reviews

I admit I was engrossed the first time, especially with the casting of Joanne Whalley in the lead but regretfully having caught parts on a re-run, I was dismayed. Would Jacqueline really be sitting there, reminiscing about what it meant to be a Kennedy? No: like anyone in the public eye, you don't stop to think, 'My gosh, I'm a former First Lady.' A woman who did so much was obviously someone who got on with life.

The mini-series does deserve some marks for taking us, Forrest Gump-style, through recent American history, and those old enough—not to mention some history buffs—might like to look at these years through rose-coloured glasses. Sentimentality probably saved this just-below-average mini-series, and gave the studio enough impetus to release it on DVD.

Overall, Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis has a very implausible script based on public (and even then, common) knowledge, lacking any true depth or attempts at it, though well-acted.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: A Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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