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Chappaquiddick (2017)

PG-13 | | Drama, History, Thriller | 6 April 2018 (USA)
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Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.

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The scandal and mysterious events surrounding the tragic drowning of a young woman, as Ted Kennedy drove his car off the infamous bridge, are revealed in the new movie starring Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne. Not only did this event take the life of an aspiring political strategist and Kennedy insider, but it ultimately changed the course of presidential history forever. Through true accounts, documented in the inquest from the investigation in 1969, director John Curran and writers Andrew Logan and Taylor Allen, intimately expose the broad reach of political power, the influence of America's most celebrated family; and the vulnerability of Ted Kennedy, the youngest son, in the shadow of his family legacy.

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The Untold True Story


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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, disturbing images, some strong language, and historical smoking | See all certifications »

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El escándalo Ted Kennedy  »

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$5,765,854, 8 April 2018, Wide Release

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$11,820,322, 17 April 2018
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The extras to play the captain and the deckhand on the ferry sequence are actually captains and deckhands on the boat in real life dressed up to match their 60's counterparts See more »

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One of Kennedy's advisers uses the term "as pure as Mother Teresa." Although the BBC aired a documentary in the UK on Mother Teresa in 1969, it was not until 1971 that the US knew of her work through the book, " Something Beautiful for God." See more »


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Teddy's lies finally exposed.
8 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

Powerful and corrupt politicians, cops and judges all backed up Teddy's involvement and instead of manslaughter charges, he became the Lion of the Senate. This movie is superb and doesnt condemn or vilify the late Senator. Rather, it illustrates what people, like me, who lived through the time period believed: that Teddy successfully used his family connections to get special treatment from the criminal justice system. It also portrays the Kopchene as regular, trusting people who had no choice but to believe, or at least pretend to believe, the powerful Kennedys version of events. Go see it and form your own opinion.


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