- Actors: Brad Davis, Veronica Cartwright, Cliff De Young, Ned Beatty, Beatrice Straight
- Producers: Irving Paul Lazar
- Format: Color, NTSC
- Rated: Not RatedNR
- Number of tapes: 2
- Studio: Sony Pictures
- VHS Release Date: May 30, 1995
- Run Time: 309 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- ASIN: 6303397042
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,169 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Robert Kennedy & His Times [VHS]
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Top Customer Reviews
Still remains my favorite Kennedy movie of all-time. Check out "RFK" and "The Kennedys" for example.
The story opens with Robert Kennedy meeting and marrying his wife Ethel, even as his older brother Jack rises to national prominence. When Jack is elected president, he quickly appoints Robert as the Attorney General. But he soon discovers that it's a hard job -- he ends up at loggerheads with J. Edgar Hoover, helps with the Cuban missile crisis, and struggles to help the civil rights movement even as racial tensions explode.
But just as things seem to be settling down, the Kennedy clan -- and the US -- is rocked by a string of disasters. JFK is assassinated, Robert loses much of his clout, and their younger brother Teddy is in a horrifying accident during his campaign. After a bout of depression, Robert picks up the pieces and forges ahead as the next head of the Kennedy dynasty... only for another tragedy to cut his career -- and life -- tragically short.
"Robert Kennedy & His Times" is a wonderfully appropriate title for this movie -- it not only deals with Robert Kennedy's life, but the tumultuous era he lived in. The writers really show you the nastier issues of the day, including racial violence, the Jimmy Hoffa trial, the brewing Vietnam war and the "spy on EVERYBODY" mentality of J. Edgar Hoover.
But just showing those problems is not enough -- and so we see how and why Kennedy developed his opposition to these things, and just how passionate he was about them.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
OK STORY ABOUT ROBERT KENNEDY'S LIFE, BUT COULD BE BETTERPublished on July 24, 2014 by Anne Mahoney
Should have been longer, more detailed. Not as good as I remembered. Read the book, the best written about the man, and one of the best written about the era's politics.Published on August 23, 2013 by J Bellington
Good job but Brad Davis is not a heavy enough actor to pull it off. Veronica Cartwright was outstanding as Ethel Kennedy.Published on July 6, 2013 by obiken
Brad Davis is probably best known for his extraordinary performance in 1978's "Midnight Express" (1978), a film written by Oliver Stone. Read morePublished on December 22, 2010 by Terrance Richard