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America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story is a 2003 American Made-for-TV Movie directed by Eric Laneuville that follows the life of JFK Jr. (Kristoffer Polaha) as he struggles with his father's legacy and being intensely scrutinized by the press.

The movie also stars Portia de Rossi, Jacqueline Bisset, Jennifer Baxter, and Colin Fox.

It aired on January 12, 2003.

Tropes for the film:

  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Played with among two female mourners outside of the Kennedys' home: one was a beautiful brunette and the other was an unattractive redhead. While both shared the same low opinion of JFK Jr.'s wife Caroline out of jealousy, the brunette at least expressed genuine sympathy for Caroline's mother for having to bury two of her daughters.
  • Biopic: Based on the life of JFK Jr.
  • Character Title: John F. Kennedy Jr.
  • The Film of the Book: The movie is based on Christopher Andersen's book, The Day John Died.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Anyone who knows about JFK Jr.'s life knows that he will die in 1999 in a plane crash with his wife and sister-in-law, dashing any hopes of anyone who wanted to see him run for president.
  • Historical Domain Character:
  • Outliving One's Offspring: As noted above, Carolyn and her sister Lauren die young with their mother having to grieve them.
  • Paparazzi: They are abundant in the story, and of the male and female variety. The latter one angering John so much that he jumped on her car and screamed at her to leave him and his wife alone, only for her to scream back how "it's a free country".