Open main menu

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.

Prince Jack
Prince Jack 1985 VHS.jpg
1985 VHS Home Video box image
Directed byBert Lovitt
Produced byJim Milio; Alain Silver, Patrick Regan (Associate Producers)
Written byBert Lovitt
StarringRobert J. Hogan
James F. Kelly
Lloyd Nolan
Kenneth Mars
Music byElmer Bernstein
CinematographyHiro Narita
Distributed byCastle Hill Productions
Release date
December 1985
Running time
100 min
CountryUnited States

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.




  • 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.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit