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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.


Eric Laneuville


Christopher Andersen (book), Jon Maas (teleplay)




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 ... 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


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.


Biography | Drama


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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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Just another film about the Kennedys
12 January 2003 | by princesskelli8See all my reviews

While I thought this was a good film about JFK Jr it was a little hard to follow the timeline. It jumped around quite a bit without ever mentioning what year they were in. Otherwise not great acting, and not really a great film, but it was nice to learn a little more about who JFK Jr was.

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12 January 2003 (USA) See more »

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Amerikan prinssi: John-Johnin tarina See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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