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Taking on the Kennedys

Author: Joshua SeftelTom KempKevin VigilanteCaroline KennedyJohn F Kennedy, Jr.All authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Docurama : Distributed by New Video, [2004]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Republican Kevin Vigilante's unsuccessful 1996 campaign for the House of Representatives in his native Rhode Island, in which he was opposed by Democrat Patrick Kennedy (the son of long-time Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy). After initially pledging to run a clean race, Vigilante soon realizes his chances are nil unless he engages in some good old-fashioned mud-slinging.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Case studies
Named Person: Kevin Vigilante; Patrick J Kennedy; Kennedy family.; Kennedy family.; Patrick J Kennedy; Kevin Vigilante
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Seftel; Tom Kemp; Kevin Vigilante; Caroline Kennedy; John F Kennedy, Jr.; Patrick J Kennedy; Robert Francis Kennedy; Edward M Kennedy; Independent Television Service.; Joshua Seftel Film and Video Production.; Docurama (Firm); New Video Group.
ISBN: 0767073509 9780767073509 0767093062 9780767093064
OCLC Number: 57031710
Notes: Also issued in boxed set POV 20th anniversary collection.
Originally produced as an episode of the television program Point of view in 1996.
Special features: optional audio commentary by director Joshua Seftel; election night outtake; original campaign commercials; "The real Russell" (short film featuring Michael Lewis); making-of featurette; interview with Joshua Seftel; Joshua Seftel biography.
Credits: Editor, Joshua Seftel ; music, Eric Goldberg ; narrator, Tom Kemp.
Performer(s): Interviewees: Kevin Vigilante, Caroline Kennedy Schlosberg, John Kennedy, Jr., Patrick Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Ted Kennedy.
Description: 1 videodisc (54 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo.
Other Titles: Real Russell.
One man's race against a political dynasty
POV 20th anniversary collection
POV (Television program)
Responsibility: a film by Joshua Seftel ; produced in association with the Independent Television Service ; Joshua Seftel Film and Video Production ; written, produced, and directed by Joshua Seftel.

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The story of Republican Kevin Vigilante's unsuccessful 1996 campaign for the House of Representatives in his native Rhode Island, in which he was opposed by Democrat Patrick Kennedy (the son of long-time Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy). After initially pledging to run a clean race, Vigilante soon realizes his chances are nil unless he engages in some good old-fashioned mud-slinging.

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