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Robert Kennedy and His Times 

A personal portrait of one of the most controversial men of this century and the turbulent times in which he lived. An entire era, including the fight for civil rights, the Cuban Missile ... See full summary »
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Jordan Charney ...  Arthur Schlesinger 3 episodes, 1985
John Ericson ...  Senator 3 episodes, 1985
Danna Hansen Danna Hansen ...  Lady Bird Johnson 3 episodes, 1985
Mimi Kennedy ...  Pat Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
Dean Santoro Dean Santoro ...  Fred Dutton 3 episodes, 1985
Charles Bateman ...  Army Gen. Carey 3 episodes, 1985
Juanin Clay ...  Jacqueline Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
Dorothy Fielding Dorothy Fielding ...  Jean Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
Belita Moreno ...  Angie Novello 3 episodes, 1985
James Read ...  Teddy Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
Dennis Redfield ...  Walter Sheridan 3 episodes, 1985
Alan Rosenberg ...  Jack Newfield 3 episodes, 1985
Hansford Rowe ...  Ron McMasters 3 episodes, 1985
Trey Wilson ...  Jimmy Hoffa 3 episodes, 1985
Betsy Baker Betsy Baker ...  Courtney Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
Jason Bateman ...  Joe Kennedy III 3 episodes, 1985
Jeremy Brown Jeremy Brown ...  Matthew Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
Shannen Doherty ...  Kathleen Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
Jordan Denton Jordan Denton ...  Michael Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
Natalie Gregory ...  Courtney Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
Rebecca Gullion Rebecca Gullion ...  Kathleen Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
Chris Hebert ...  Robert Kennedy Jr. 3 episodes, 1985
River Phoenix ...  Robert Kennedy Jr. 3 episodes, 1985
Steve Rumph Steve Rumph ...  Young Joe Kennedy III 3 episodes, 1985
Branden Williams ...  David Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
Nancy Abramson Nancy Abramson ...  Woman at Stable 3 episodes, 1985
Phyllis Applegate ...  Ruby 3 episodes, 1985
Amanda Barrett Amanda Barrett ...  Kerry 3 episodes, 1985
Dorothy Butts Dorothy Butts ...  Annie Lee Moss 3 episodes, 1985
Ralph Clift Ralph Clift ...  Gov. Patterson 3 episodes, 1985
Darlene Conley ...  Moderator 3 episodes, 1985
Walter Covell Walter Covell ...  Old-Timer 3 episodes, 1985
Kathy Cronkite ...  Official's Wife 3 episodes, 1985
Reid Cruickshanks Reid Cruickshanks ...  Sam Baron 3 episodes, 1985
Robert Decker Robert Decker ...  Staffer 3 episodes, 1985
Louis De Farra Louis De Farra ...  Waiter 3 episodes, 1985
Ben Fuhrman Ben Fuhrman ...  Edward Partin 3 episodes, 1985
Gokul ...  Nehru 3 episodes, 1985
Albert Hall ...  Roy Wilkins 3 episodes, 1985
Richard Kuss ...  Dave Beck 3 episodes, 1985
Wendy LaMastra Wendy LaMastra ...  Joan Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
Charles Lanyer Charles Lanyer ...  Porter Biggs 3 episodes, 1985
Christopher Lofton Christopher Lofton ...  Steve Smith 3 episodes, 1985
John McCook ...  Interrogator 3 episodes, 1985
Elizabeth Norment Elizabeth Norment ...  Eunice Kennedy 3 episodes, 1985
Austin Stoker ...  Robert Henderson 3 episodes, 1985
Jack Thibeau ...  Clyde Tolson 3 episodes, 1985
Frank Toste ...  Priest 3 episodes, 1985
Jean-Paul Vignon ...  French General 3 episodes, 1985
Madison Arnold ...  Marvin Haanstra 3 episodes, 1985
Barbara Allyne Bennet Barbara Allyne Bennet ...  Evelyn Lincoln 3 episodes, 1985
Pat Corley ...  Andy McLaughlin 3 episodes, 1985
Matthew Faison Matthew Faison ...  Dick Peterson 3 episodes, 1985
Bruce French ...  Frank Simpson 3 episodes, 1985
James Hornbeck James Hornbeck ...  Keating Advisor 3 episodes, 1985
Will Jeffries Will Jeffries ...  Silvio Mollo 3 episodes, 1985
Shelly Lipkin ...  Robert Morgenthau 3 episodes, 1985
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David Lloyd Nelson David Lloyd Nelson ...  Functionary 3 episodes, 1985
William Wintersole ...  Robert Travis 3 episodes, 1985
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A personal portrait of one of the most controversial men of this century and the turbulent times in which he lived. An entire era, including the fight for civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the American entry into Vietnam, and the eventual protest against it, was shaped by Bobby Kennedy. Written by Anonymous

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27 January 1985 (USA) See more »

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Veronica Cartwright played Betty Grissom in The Right Stuff (1983) hoping to meet Jackie Kennedy after her husband's flight into space. She played her sister-in-law as Ethel Kennedy in this film. See more »

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Oversimplified Look At A Complex Man & His Complex Times
27 September 2000 | by tgibbs279See all my reviews

I'm a Democrat, but I have mixed opinions about Robert Kennedy. He had many good qualities (like his opposition to the Vietnam War, and his support for civil rights) but he had some less-than-impressive traits, too (such as the long delay in his conversion to the civil rights movement). And I think this movie glossed over the bad, over-emphasized the good, and left us with an inaccurate picture of RFK as some kind of saint. No one is as perfect as Robert Kennedy appears in this miniseries. In this movie, Kennedy's opponents are always wrong, while Kennedy's always right. Real life isn't like that. I know that in any movie based on real events, you have to condense things and cut a few corners here and there. But this movie condenses too much, and treats complex people and issues as if they were black and white. I'll give the movie credit for one thing: any movie that gets people interested in history has some merit. If you watched "Robert Kennedy & His Times" and it inspired you to pick up a good history book, it was worthwhile. At least in the book, you'll get the full story.


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