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America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story (2003)

Based on the bestselling book, The Day John Died, America's Prince takes viewers inside the life of John F. Kennedy Jr., a man destined to live in his father's shadow.

Director:

Eric Laneuville

Writers:

Christopher Andersen (book), Jon Maas (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristoffer Polaha ... John F. Kennedy Jr.
Portia de Rossi ... Carolyn Bessette Kennedy
Jacqueline Bisset ... Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
Tara Chocol ... Daryl Hannah
Rob Smith Rob Smith ... Michael Berman
Kirsten Bishop ... Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg
Jennifer Baxter ... Lauren Bessette
Tammy Isbell ... Charley
Colin Fox Colin Fox ... Richard Lawton
Michael Riley ... Douglas Conte (Kennedy biographer)
George R. Robertson ... Maurice Templesman
Katie Griffin ... Shrine Girl #1
Tracy Dawson ... Shrine Girl #2
Karen Robinson ... Roz
Kenroy Allen Kenroy Allen ... Mr. Brown
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It may sound like a fairy tale, being born as son of the murdered JFK, the most 'regal' US President ever, but for John 'John-John' Kennedy, it's a burden. When he becomes an Assistant D.A., the press is all over him, flunking one exam gets smeared all over the national press, wherever he goes people point at him, recognizing face and/or name, but hardly notice what he actually does. His mediatic mother Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis pushes him, stifles him, forbids him to become an actor or won't hear of him dating an actress, then dies herself. Finally the legendary Kennedy curse, which never skipped a generation, chooses him to be the victim of an airplane accident... Written by KGF Vissers

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If you only know JFK Jr. from the press, you only know half his story.

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Goofs

In the beginning, of the movie, in 1990, when John is first surrounded by reporters, a poster for the Harry Potter movie can be seen on a bus stop. See more »

Alternate Versions

Two references to singer Jackson Browne beating Darryl Hannah included in the initial airing were deleted from subsequent showings after Browne objected. He had been cleared of the charges by a police investigation. See more »

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an excellent movie
13 January 2003 | by mattsphotography2002See all my reviews

This was a great movie! It was excellently made, with great realism and great acting. At times I forgot that it was a movie. I'm not a Kennedy, but I think it was very sensitively done, too. There were many perspectives and viewpoints explored, which added to the appeal of the movie. The flashbacks were also brilliant.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amerikan prinssi: John-Johnin tarina See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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