Hoover vs. The Kennedys

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Hoover vs. The Kennedys: The Second Civil War is a four-hour 1987 made-for-television mini-series depicting the political struggles between FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and President John F. Kennedy and Attorney-General Robert F. Kennedy. The film takes place between the 1960 Democratic National Convention in July 1960 and the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in June 1968, with the majority of the mini-series focusing on the Kennedy Administration (1961–1963).

Other sub-plots include Bobby Kennedy's frustration with his elder brother's politically risky womanizing and his often turbulent relationship with Hoover and the Civil Rights leadership of the era. The mini-series also touches on the alleged bargains Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. made with Mafia figures in order to get his son elected to the U.S. Presidency.

Hoover vs. The Kennedys was primarily filmed on location in and around Toronto, Ontario.[dubious ]

Produced by: Paul Saltzman Daniel Selznick and Joe Glickman

Written by: Lionel E. Siegel and Michael O'Herlihy


See also[edit]

New York Times Review [1]