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

PG-13   |    |  Documentary, Biography, History


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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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Director:

George Butler

Writers:

Douglas Brinkley (book), Joseph Dorman

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13 October 2004 | Merrick
10
| Terrific documentary
Politics aside, this is a very well-made film, dramatic, and enhanced with a perfect score by Philip Glass. You learn not only a great deal about John Kerry, but about the Vietnam War and its aftermath, especially in terms of the anti-war movement. The film uses a great deal of stock footage to carry the story along and has all the appropriate talking heads. The present John Kerry is excluded from the interviews, which is appropriate. There is honor attached to Mr. Kerry in this film, but it can be viewed by anyone without feeling as if it were a piece of propaganda. George Ball has made a great motion picture that can be considered of Oscar-caliber. Since Michael Moore gave others room in the Documentary field, this should be considered as one of the year's best in that category.

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Genres

Documentary | Biography | History

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Release Date:

1 October 2004

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$279,219 3 October 2004

Gross USA:

$614,138

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$614,138

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