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Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry (2004)

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A documentary on Senator John Kerry's Navy tour of duty in Vietnam, his contributions to the peace movement that followed, and the ultimate shape of his future political career.

Director:

George Butler

Writers:

Douglas Brinkley (book), Joseph Dorman

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Cast

Credited cast:
David Alston David Alston ... Himself - Gunner's Mate, PCF-94, Vietnam Veteran
Dan Barbiero Dan Barbiero ... Himself - Yale Roommate, Vietnam Veteran
Douglas Brinkley ... Himself - Official Kerry Biographer
Harvey Bundy Harvey Bundy ... Himself - Yale Roommate
Dick Cavett ... Himself (archive footage)
Max Cleland ... Himself - Former Democratic Senator (Georgia)
Bestor Cram Bestor Cram ... Himself - VVAW Anti-War Activist, Vietnam Veteran (as Bester Cram)
Walter Cronkite ... Himself (archive footage)
Chris Gregory Chris Gregory ... Himself - VVAW Anti-War Activist, Vietnam Veteran
Richard Holbrooke ... Himself - Former US Ambassador to the UN
Lyndon Baines Johnson ... Himself (archive footage) (as Lyndon Johnson)
John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Bob Kerrey Bob Kerrey ... Himself - Former Democratic Senator (Nebraska)
John Kerry ... Himself (archive footage)
Joe Klein ... Himself - Writer
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A documentary on Senator John Kerry's Navy tour of duty in Vietnam, his contributions to the peace movement that followed, and the ultimate shape of his future political career.

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Some men are changed by history, others make it.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing images of war and some dialogue
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tour of Duty See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$279,219, 3 October 2004

Gross USA:

$613,252
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I wish I could make this country see this film...
28 October 2004 | by teytelmanSee all my reviews

It is 2:30 in the morning, and I have several hours of work ahead of me. The last thing I was expecting to do today was watch a movie. I did, and I do not regret it - worth the loss of sleep.

I have made up my mind to vote against Bush a while back. My line has been, "I know that Kerry is just another politician. I know that he is a demagogue who promises everything. But, he is not evil, and Cheney and Rumsfeld aside, I can't see who would be worse than Bush."

Now that I have watched the film, I realize how little I knew about Kerry. I've suddenly realized that not only will he be better than Bush, but he is one of the very few people in this country that are perfect for leading the US out of the Iraq quagmire.


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