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RFK
Directed byRobert Dornhelm
Written byHank Steinberg
StarringLinus Roache
James Cromwell
David Paymer
Martin Donovan
Ving Rhames
Kevin Hare
Sean Gregory Sullivan
Sergio Di Zio
Marnie McPhail
Jacob Vargas
Music byHarald Kloser
Thomas Wanker
Production
company
Distributed by20th Century Fox Television
Release date
  • August 25, 2002 (2002-08-25)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

RFK is a 2002 American television film directed by Robert Dornhelm. The film premiered on the FX Network on August 25, 2002. It takes place through the eyes of Robert F. Kennedy after his brother John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963. As he lives through the loss, he starts to identify himself as a political figure, not just the former president's brother. He makes it official with a 1968 United States presidential election bid in order, what he says, to "save the Democratic Party". During his campaign, in which the American people showed great support for him, RFK was shot and killed by pro-Palestinian activist Sirhan Sirhan as a statement against Kennedy's unwavering support of Israel.

The film was shot in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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