Kennedy

Kennedy

The Complete Series

DVD - 2009
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Centers on the presidential years and the loves, lives, triumphs and tragedies of one of the most controversial families of the 20th century. Covers historical events such as the Bay of Pigs invasion, the violent racial turmoil, the escalation of America's involvement in Vietnam and the Cuban Missle Crisis. Explores the private life of Kennedy, the tragic death of his infant son and his chronic womanizing. He was scrutinized by the FBI under the leadership of J. Edgar Hoover.

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rocknrollphilip Feb 19, 2013

I really appreciate the realistic depiction of the assassination; graphic and grim, to be sure, but, measured and moving, as well. Choosing to represent Blair Brown's terrific "Jackie" with blood on her face and dead shock in her eyes, is a gutsy move by the film's producers. Equally courageous, and, historically accurate, is the staging of the subsequent scene where the First Lady is, initially, refused entry to the emergency room. Well done!

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akirakato
Jan 15, 2013

This is a 348-minute 7-episode miniseries written by Reg Gadney and directed by Jim Goddard.
The miniseries was produced by Central Independent Television and originally aired in the United States starting on 20 November 1983 around the time of the 20th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination.
Vincent Gardenia plays superbly as the sinister J. Edgar Hoover who challenges the president tanaciously.
John Shea also plays skillfully as Robert F. Kennedy who is frustrated with his elder brother's politically risky womanizing and his often turbulent relationship with Hoover and the Civil Rights leadership of the era.
Although Martin Sheen portrays John F. Kennedy adequately well, I like Greg Kinnear better as John F. Kennedy in the Emmy-winning Canadian-American television miniseries premiered in April 2011.
Blair Brown looks just like Jacqueline Kennedy.
She plays quite impressively right after the assassination.

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