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Following the death of his brother John, Robert Kennedy is forced to rise to the challenge of leading his country and carrying on his brother's vision of what America could be.

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Hank Steinberg
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Linus Roache ... Robert F. Kennedy
James Cromwell ... President Lyndon Baines Johnson
David Paymer ... Dick Goodwin
Martin Donovan ... John F. Kennedy
Ving Rhames ... Judge Jones
Sean Sullivan ... Steve Smith
Sergio Di Zio ... Adam Walinsky
Marnie McPhail ... Ethel Kennedy
Jacob Vargas ... Cesar Chavez
Judith Goodwin Judith Goodwin ... Evelyn Lincoln
Dwight McFee ... Painter
Phil Craig Phil Craig ... John McCone
David Gardner David Gardner ... Joe Kennedy, Sr.
Corinne Conley ... Rose Kennedy
Kevin Hare ... Ted Kennedy
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Following the death of his brother John, Robert Kennedy is forced to rise to the challenge of leading his country and carrying on his brother's vision of what America could be.

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Dreamer. Rebel. Leader. Brother. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Brother See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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President Lyndon Baines Johnson: Even so, I gotta have you inside the tent pissin' out than outside pissin' in.
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A weak telling of the story of Robert F. Kennedy
26 August 2002 | by drg6024See all my reviews

As someone who grew up in the 1960s, remembers Robert F. Kennedy and admires the things he stood for, I looked forward to FX's "RFK" only to be thoroughly disappointed. While the lead actor was acceptable in his portrayal, the script itself was disappointing and shallow. It may be asking too much to expect a two-hour production (minus commercials) to do justice to the life of an extraordinary man. But if someone attempts to do precisely that, he needs to narrow his focus better. None of the major events received the in-depth attention they deserved, and some important events were overlooked entirely. Kennedy's speech to the Democratic National Convention less than a year after his brother's assassination was a poignant and extremely significant moment in his life and career, yet it received no attention in the film. With JFK's ghostly presence occupying such an important role in the film, shouldn't this event have been included -- even if it meant deleting an obviously fictitious event, like the scene in which Bobby leaps into the water to rescue his brother's jacket? Young viewers who want to learn more about this great American should not waste their time watching this film. There are better options out there!


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