RFK (2002)
Front Cover Actor
Linus Roache Robert F. Kennedy
James Cromwell President Lyndon Baines Johnson
David Paymer Dick Goodwin
Martin Donovan John F. Kennedy
Ving Rhames Judge Jones
Kevin Hare Edward Kennedy
Sean Gregory Sullivan Steve Smith (as Sean Sullivan)
Sergio Di Zio Adam Walinsky
Marnie McPhail Ethel Kennedy
Jacob Vargas Cesar Chavez
Sean Sullivan Steve Smith
Martin Donovan (II)
Movie Details
Genre Drama
Director Robert Dornhelm
Producer Mark Winemaker; Barbara Bloom; Tom Patricia
Writer Hank Steinberg
Studio Studio Works
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 30 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
The first biographical film produced by the FX cable channel, RFK covers the last five years in the life of Robert F. Kennedy , here played by British actor Linus Roache . The narrative begins in 1963, with the assassination of Bobby 's brother, president John F. Kennedy ( Martin Donovan ). His appointment as Attorney General already a source of outrage for resentful new President Lyndon Johnson ( James Cromwell ), Bobby now finds himself in the position of proving his worth all over again — not only to his brother's successor and the world, but also himself. With the spirit of his brother acting as counsel, Bobby succeeds beyond his wildest dreams, especially in the field of social and racial reform. By 1968, he is a viable candidate for the presidency himself, and there seems to be no stopping him — but fate, as it often will, again takes a hand in matters. Unlike previous cinematic recaps of the early 1960s, RFK is careful not to identify its characters as heroes or heels, but instead as human beings with all the strengths and shortcomings indigenous to the species. Filmed in Ontario, RFK originally aired on August 25, 2002. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
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Index 926
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 11/26/03
Purchase Price $6.00
Store Fry's
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 008
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
UPC 634991146425
Chapters
Release Date 2003
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color