Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry

Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Video: Black & White / Color
  • Released: October 19, 2004
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Non-Fiction Films
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
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Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 10/01/2004
"[A] potent and eye-opening documentary....Moving..."
New York Times - 10/01/2004
"Quite apart from the political fate of its protagonist, the film has an unnerving resonance with the politics of the present."
Los Angeles Times - 10/01/2004
"Looking in depth at such a pivotal period in recent American history creates an interest that goes well beyond who gets into the White House."
Rolling Stone - 11/11/2004
"[An] excellent film..."

Product Description:

One of the key issues in the build up to the 2004 Presidential election was the Vietnam service of Democratic challenger John Kerry. Republicans called Kerry's service into question on numerous occasions, casting doubts over his record in the military. Director George Butler (PUMPING IRON) aims to put the record straight with this exploratory documentary, which takes a detailed look into Kerry's activities in Vietnam. With an impressive range of material at his disposal, Butler draws on personal letters from Kerry, camcorder footage, and his journal, to tell the tale. After highlighting Kerry's courage amidst the difficult terrain, Butler focuses on the senator's post-Vietnam anti-war activism, which saw him publicly berate President Richard Nixon. Based on the book TOUR OF DUTY by Douglas Brinkley, this is a great way to discover the truth behind the many rumors and half-truths surrounding the Kerry campaign.

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  • UPC: 720917900025
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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