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Chappaquiddick (2017)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History | 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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John Curran
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Clarke ... Ted Kennedy
Kate Mara ... Mary Jo Kopechne
Ed Helms ... Joseph Gargan
Bruce Dern ... Joseph Kennedy
Jim Gaffigan ... Paul Markham
Olivia Thirlby ... Rachel
Clancy Brown ... Robert McNamara
Taylor Nichols ... Ted Sorensen
John Fiore ... Chief Arena
Gillian Mariner Gordon ... Cricket (as Gillian Gordon)
Katie Henoch ... Suzy (as Kate Henoch)
Lexie Roth ... Nance
Angela Hope Smith ... Maryellen
Vince Tycer Vince Tycer ... David Burke
Victor Warren ... Stephen Smith
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Storyline

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 scandal that defined the life of Ted Kennedy. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The extras playing 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 »

Goofs

Ted asks the operator to make a collect call and gives his name, but never gives a phone number. The operator patches the call without it. By the late 1960s, pay phones allowed callers to directly dial a collect call by dialing a 0 rather than a 1 before the area code and phone number, and then telling the operator who picked up that it was a collect call and giving the operator his/her name. See more »

Quotes

Ted Kennedy: Joey you have flaws. We all do, you said so yourself. Moses had a temper. Peter betrayed Jesus. I have Chappaquiddick.
Joseph Gargan: Yeah. Moses had a temper. But he never left a girl at the bottom of the Red Sea.
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Connections

Featured in Conan: Ed Helms/Miles Brown/The Breeders (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Alibi-Bach-Prelude in E Minor
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Arranged by Charles Roland Berry
Performed by Martin Lücker
Courtesy of ALIBI Music
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The truth is out there, not here
5 July 2018 | by pietclausenSee all my reviews

This film disappoints. I remember the event quite well and most of the true happenings were covered up and this movie does nothing to add to the truth.

We will never know the complete truth, but money talks and happened in the cover up, but this was not even included in this film. It appears that even 50 odd years later, it is still impossible to get the whole truth, so the Kennedy power still reigns.

A sad day. I feel this movie should not have been released as the speculation will continue, yet a person lost her life and the culprit got away with it.


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Country:

USA | Sweden

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chappaquiddick See more »

Filming Locations:

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,765,854, 8 April 2018

Gross USA:

$17,395,520

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,263,470
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2.35 : 1
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