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      Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry

      2004, Documentary, 1h 29m

      84 Reviews 500+ Ratings

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      Interesting and revealing footage of both Kerry and the Vietnam era in general. Read critic reviews

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      Following Sen. John Kerry from his days as a soldier fighting in the Vietnam War to his 2004 presidential run, director George Butler captures many of the crucial moments that came to define and forge Kerry's career and leadership in the peace movement, and as a United States senator from Massachusetts. Conducting interviews with the men who knew Kerry best -- fellow soldiers, roommates and friends -- Butler searches for and depicts what made Kerry a leader.

      • Rating: PG-13 (Disturbing Images of War|Some Dialogue)

      • Genre: Documentary

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: George Butler

      • Producer: George Butler

      • Writer: Joseph Dorman, Douglas Brinkley

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $613.3K

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: ThinkFilm

      • Production Co: White Mountain Films

      Cast & Crew

      Marc Abrams
      Marc Klein
      Sandi Sissel
      Jules Labarthe
      Deborah Dickson
      Tim Squyres
      Melody London
      Jean Tsien

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      • Jan 20, 2010

        One of those films that has a short shelf life. Interest in Kerry goes up in 2004 and disappears soon thereafter. I found it and it is pretty good biopic of a rapidly fading public figure.

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