A delightful and intriguing TV movie about a man obsessed with Jackie Kennedy who invents time travel to go back and save John F Kennedy from assassination.
Timequest explores the science fiction theme of altering the present day by traveling back in time and tampering with past events – specifically, preventing the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
On the morning of November 22, 1963, a elderly man (Ralph Waite) who wears spacesuit-type clothing materialises in the hotel suite occupied by Jackie Kennedy (Caprice Benedetti). The Time Traveler shows Jackie future television footage of the assassination and funeral of John F. Kennedy (Victor Slezak). Shortly thereafter, the Time Traveler speaks to the president and to the cynical Attorney General Bobby Kennedy (Vince Grant), giving them details of their respective assassinations (as it takes the Time Traveler quite a bit to convince Robert Kennedy that he is who he says he is as Kennedy attempts to debunk the Time Traveler’s story) and of the public revelations of JFK’s sex scandals, convincing the president to remain faithful to his wife. The Time Traveler, knowing Bobby’s ways, won’t state his name or his birthplace, but does mention that he was born on this day. The Time Traveler asks Jackie to dance with him; she does.