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Blood Feud (1983)

Made for TV movie about Bobby Kennedy's campaign to bring Jimmy Hoffa to justice.

Director:

Mike Newell

Writer:

Robert Boris
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Blake ... James Riddle 'Jimmy' Hoffa
Cotter Smith ... Robert F. Kennedy
Danny Aiello ... Randy Powers
Edward Albert ... Phil Wharton (Kennedy Committee investigator)
Brian Dennehy ... Edward Grady Partin (Hoffa aide and head of Teamsters Local 5, Baton Rouge)
Douglas Dirkson ... Clark Mollenhoff (labor reporter)
Sam Groom ... John F. Kennedy
Lance Henriksen ... Mel Pierce (polygraph operator)
Michael Lerner ... Eddie Cheyfitz (Hoffa's attorney)
Sandy McPeak ... L.A. Police Department Capt. Hamilton
Forrest Tucker ... Lyndon B. Johnson
Ernest Borgnine ... J. Edgar Hoover
José Ferrer ... Edward Bennett Williams (Hoffa's attorney)
Jim Antonio ... James Neal
Seymour Cassel ... Frank Kierdorff (Hoffa enforcer / torch)
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Made for TV movie about Bobby Kennedy's campaign to bring Jimmy Hoffa to justice.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Verfolgt bis in den Tod See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film cast includes two Oscar winners: José Ferrer and Ernest Borgnine; and four Oscar nominees: Danny Aiello, Seymour Cassel, Michael Lerner, Michael V. Gazzo. See more »

Quotes

Robert F. Kennedy: You - go to jail!
James Riddle 'Jimmy' Hoffa: Yeah?
Robert F. Kennedy: [pointing to himself] And this is the face that's going to put you there.
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Flawlessly superb!
25 March 2002 | by Roman11See all my reviews

This was the absolute best of the Jimmy Hoffa portrayals. Robert Blake even beats Jack Nicholson's portrayal of Hoffa and that's saying a lot. Historically correct, well directed, paced, camera work, and casting. Casting was perfect. The highest tribute I can pay an actor is "he or she did not act the character BUT WAS THE CHARACTER! Looking at Blake was like watching Jimmy Hoffa and Cotter Smith gave the best portrayal of Bobby Kennedy ever. I had the chance to see and hear Hoffa speak in Michigan some time ago. I must state that he was truly a dynamic man.I wish wish this show returned periodically so all could view this magnificent production.


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