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Power and Beauty (2002)

Power and Beauty





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Beauty and Power is the story of Judith Campbell Exner (Natasha Henstridge), the Hollywood socialite, who, during the tumultuous 1960s became the mistress and go-between for two of the most powerful men in America (or at least, this was the story that she told the world in the years just prior to her death). While being squired by Frank Sinatra (here played by John Ralston), Judith is introduced to presidential candidate John F. Kennedy (Kevin Anderson), thereby launching a secret romance that would endure throughout JFK's years in office. Duirng this period, Judith is also the "good friend" of mob boss Sam Giancana (Peter Friedman), and in this capacity, found herself in the middle of delicate negotiations and violent confrontations between the White House and the Mob. As a result, she will spend the rest of her life being harrassed by J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI, who, despite the omniprescence of organized crime in the story, are depicted as the "real" villains here. The film attempts to cast the controversial Exner in a noble light; whether or not it succeeds is a matter for the viewer to decide. Made for cable TV, Beauty and Power debuted July 21, 2002, on the Showtime network.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Television
Directed By:
Written By: William Bast, Paul Huson, Dave Erickson, David Erickson, David Erickson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 4, 2003
Adelson Entertainment


Natasha Henstridge
as Judith Campbell Exne...
Kevin Anderson
as John F. Kennedy
Peter Friedman
as Sam Giancana
John Ralston
as Frank Sinatra
Katie Griffin
as Jacqueline
Ronn Sarosiak
as Hendricks
Tony Nappo
as Roselli
Nancy Beatty
as Katherine
Cedric Smith
as Thompson
Martin Doyle
as Stivers
Michael Daymond
as Dean Martin
Kirk Vassel
as Sammy Davis Jr.
Sean Wayne Doyle
as Photographer
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Rather pointless, and I didn?t find the subject matter particularly compelling. What John F. Kennedy did in his personal life, well, I just don't care. I did like Natasha Henstridge's performance, and there at least was an effort to capture the time era it was set in, that's not saying it is good, but they did try. It was, and looked made for television. It was alright, but hardly memorable.

James Higgins

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