Taking On the Kennedys (1996)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Politics & Government, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Joshua Seftel's documentary Taking on the Kennedys documents the fierce political campaign waged for a seat in the United States House of Representatives waged between Patrick Kennedy and political neophyte Kevin Vigilante. The film shows how Vigilante, who began the campaign as a huge underdog, begins to turn the polls in his favor when he decides to run a campaign that makes him ethically uncomfortable.

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candidate, media-circus, political-campaign, representative [Congressman], dynasty, debate, mud-slinging, political-power, behind-the-scenes