Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

Buy New

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Like New See details
$15.96 + $3.99 shipping
Sold by MovieMars.

More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

POV: Taking On the Kennedys (1996)

Tom Kemp , John Kennedy Jr. , Joshua Seftel  |  NR |  DVD
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

List Price: $26.95
Price: $16.86 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $10.09 (37%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Want it Thursday, Sept. 4? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Deal of the Week: 57% Off "Clint Eastwood: 40 Film Collection"
This week only, save 57% on "Clint Eastwood: 40 Film Collection." This series features 38 feature films and two new documentaries. The offer to own this complete series ends September 6, 2014, 11:59 pm PST. Shop now

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Frequently Bought Together

POV: Taking On the Kennedys + A Perfect Candidate
Price for both: $31.82

One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together
  • A Perfect Candidate $14.96

Product Details

  • Actors: Tom Kemp, John Kennedy Jr., Caroline Kennedy, Patrick Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy
  • Directors: Joshua Seftel
  • Writers: Joshua Seftel
  • Producers: Joshua Seftel, Anne Churchman, Dan Melish, Kathy Venzke
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Docurama
  • DVD Release Date: January 25, 2005
  • Run Time: 52 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00062110K
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #367,764 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "POV: Taking On the Kennedys" on IMDb

Special Features

  • The Real Russell: a short film featuring Michael Lewis
  • Making-of featuring Pat and Lee Seftel
  • Original television campaign commercials
  • Filmmaker interview and biography
  • Trailer

Editorial Reviews

When Kevin Vigilante took on Patrick Kennedy, he intended to run a clean race. He was about to get the political education of a lifetime. P.O.V. presents TAKING ON THE KENNEDYS, an acerbic, witty, and revealing look at the dark underbelly of contemporary politicals. An idealistic Rhode Island doctor and political novice, Vigilante went up against Patrick Kennedy, heir to one of the country’s most powerful political families, for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, he found himself front and center in a modern-day David vs. Goliath battle of distorted television imagery and sound-byte rhetoric. Desperate to revive his dying campaign, Vigilante finally abandoned his ideals and slung mud back at Kennedy--with surprising results. With unrestricted access to the candidates as they plot strategies, vie for media attention, debate, and nearly come to blows on the sidewalk, award-winning filmmaker Joshua Seftel exposes the hard-hitting reality of political campaigns and powerful dynasties, featuring appearances by Caroline Kennedy, Senator Edward Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Jr., and other powerhouse political figures. DVD Features: Filmmaker Commentary; Short Film: The Real Russell; The Making of Taking on the Kennedys: An Interview with Pat and Lee Seftel; Original Television Campaign Commercials; Filmmaker Interview; Trailer; Filmmaker Biography; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection

Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5 stars
3.1 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great documentary!
This is a really interesting film. It gives you an inside look at the dark and gritty aspects of political campaigning in America. Read more
Published on August 18, 2011 by student
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, cheeky look at American Politics
This film takes a witty and insightful behind-the-scenes look at the inner-workings of a political race. Read more
Published on August 11, 2011 by DocFan
1.0 out of 5 stars No return policy with Supermart ?
I have contacted the provider - no return policy with Supermart ? Can you help ?
Published on November 5, 2010 by Very Unhappy with Amazon
1.0 out of 5 stars Hasn't this family and our nation suffered enough?
even make the now dead John John into an evil character in this self-serving bite out of the Kennedy's. Talk about flogging a dead horse. Why bother? Read more
Published on July 26, 2006 by C. Scanlon
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating documentary
There's a remarkable moment in "Taking on the Kennedys" in which Kevin Vigilante, who's running in 1996 for Congress in Rhode Island against none other than Patrick Kennedy -- yes,... Read more
Published on June 4, 2006 by D. Munro
4.0 out of 5 stars The Price of Politics
This film shows how real issues and the more idealistic reasons that one would run for public office are soon left as wreckage on the side of the road to Washington. Read more
Published on May 29, 2006 by working mom
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring and pointless
From the blurbs on the jacket, I expected this movie to be "hillarious" and "surprising". This is neither. Read more
Published on March 26, 2006 by H Roller
3.0 out of 5 stars uphill battle: N.E. Republicans
On the non-partisan side: This documentary provides a realistic view of campaigning for an American public office. Read more
Published on July 20, 2005 by Jeffery Mingo
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category