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PG-13| 1 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
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.


Director: George Butler

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: ThinkFilm

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

Release Date: October 1st, 2004|1 hr. 29 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 75
    Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle

    An unabashed paean to Kerry's character at a time in the presidential election when Kerry's character is being questioned. It's also a riveting film. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Makes an eloquent case for John Kerry's courage, both during and immediately after his service in Vietnam. show more

  • 63
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    The film leaves the viewer with a more vivid sense of Kerry the man, portraying him as admirable, if not lovable. show more

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