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Prince Jack is a 1985 film from Castle Hill Productions which dramatizes some of the inner workings of the Kennedy administration, including efforts by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy to address the issues arising from the Civil Rights Movement. Although primarily a dramatic narrative, Prince Jack also uses satire and black humor, especially with regard to the Kennedy brothers' complicated relationship with Lyndon B. Johnson.
1985 VHS Home Video box image
|Directed by||Bert Lovitt|
|Produced by||Jim Milio; Alain Silver, Patrick Regan (Associate Producers)|
|Written by||Bert Lovitt|
|Starring||Robert J. Hogan|
James F. Kelly
|Music by||Elmer Bernstein|
|Distributed by||Castle Hill Productions|
Prince Jack covers the period from the Democratic National Convention in July 1960 to the autumn of 1963, just prior to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The film was written and directed by Bert Lovitt.
- Robert J. Hogan - John F. Kennedy
- James F. Kelly - Robert F. Kennedy
- Lloyd Nolan - Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.
- Kenneth Mars - Lyndon B. Johnson
- Dana Andrews - The Cardinal
- Robert Guillaume - Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Cameron Mitchell - Edwin Walker
- Jim Backus - Ted Dealey
- William Windom - Ferguson ("Fergie")
- Theodore Bikel - Georgi Bolshakov
- This was Jim Backus' last live project before his death.
- James F. Kelly portrayed Robert F. Kennedy a total of seven times in different productions between 1981 and 1997. He also portrayed John F. Kennedy once.
- Prince Jack was available on VHS, but it does not appear to have been released on DVD.