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America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story (2003)

Based on the bestselling book, The Day John Died, America's Prince takes viewers inside the life of John F. Kennedy Jr., a man destined to live in his father's shadow.

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John F. Kennedy Jr.
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Carolyn Bessette Kennedy
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Daryl Hannah
Robert Smith ...
Michael Berman (as Rob Smith)
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Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg
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Lauren Bessette
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Charley
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Richard Lawton
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Maurice Templesman
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Roz
Kenroy Allen ...
Mr. Brown
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It may sound like a fairy tale, being born as son of the murdered JFK, the most 'regal' US President ever, but for John 'John-John' Kennedy, it's a burden. When he becomes an Assistant D.A., the press is all over him, flunking one exam gets smeared all over the national press, wherever he goes people point at him, recognizing face and/or name, but hardly notice what he actually does. His mediatic mother Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis pushes him, stifles him, forbids him to become an actor or won't hear of him dating an actress, then dies herself. Finally the legendary Kennedy curse, which never skipped a generation, chooses him to be the victim of an airplane accident... Written by KGF Vissers

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If you only know JFK Jr. from the press, you only know half his story.

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12 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Amerikan prinssi: John-Johnin tarina  »

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In the beginning, of the movie, in 1990, when John is first surrounded by reporters, a poster for the Harry Potter movie can be seen on a bus stop. See more »

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ben affleck, where are you when we really need you?
12 January 2003 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

I'm a gossip addict, but this tv shlock was a disappointment, with second-rate casting -- particularly a zero sex appeal JFK Jr. who looked far too young and puppy-doggish to be the peer of his supposed colleagues -- and an insulting mocumentary-type format. Not to mention And the obnoxious and tacky framing concept of two idiotic bystanders commenting on every part of his life. The whole thing was so substandard as to make the viewer wonder what anyone ever saw in the subject himself. 5/10


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