From the opening scene, ("Have you met Senator John Kerry?") it's like the ABCs of clunky storytelling. Uber depressing subject matter doesn't help. Billed as a profile in courage, the only sincerity comes at the end when the real Ted Jr. speaks his mind.
The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story (1986) TV Movie
Cast: Chris Connolly, Craig T. Nelson, Erin Dougherty, Kimber Shoop, Michael Shannon, Sharon Holm, Susan Blakely