The Kennedys: The Real-Life Saga of America's Most Powerful Dynasty (1994)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |  
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In the 1860s, many Irish Catholics struggled at the bottom of the American economic heap. One hundred years later, a descendant of Irish immigrants fought his way to the top of the political heap. Yet even as John F. Kennedy was winning his race for the presidency, there were those who claimed that if elected, his loyalty to the Pope in Rome would outweigh his loyalty to the United States. Narrated by award-winning actor Cliff Robertson, who himself has played the role of JFK, this Document Associates release profiles the competitive Kennedy clan and discusses how its ambitious and ruthless patriarch, businessman Joseph P. Kennedy drove his family to achieve prominence on the national stage.

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Catholicism, dynasty, family, Irish-American, politician, President