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The Life and Assassination of the Kingfish (1977)

A dramatization of the events leading up to the 1935 assassination of Huey Long, the flamboyant and controversial governor of Louisiana.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Diane Kagan ...
Rose Long
Fred Cooke ...
Earl Long
Dorrie Kavanaugh ...
Alice Grosjean
Gary Allen ...
J.R.
Donegan Smith ...
Harley Bozeman
Stanley J. Reyes ...
Seymour Weiss
Rod Masterson ...
Murphy Roden
Steven Ramay ...
Russell Long
Jake Staples ...
O.K. Allen
Wilbur Swartz ...
Gerald L.K. Smith
Tom Alden ...
Dr. Vidrine
Edward Hoerner ...
Dr. Rives
Jean Mayre ...
Sister Michael
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A dramatization of the events leading up to the 1935 assassination of Huey Long, the flamboyant and controversial governor of Louisiana.

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21 March 1977 (USA)  »

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Every Man a King  »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ed Asner/The Kinks (1984) See more »

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30 January 2006 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Randy Newman score, before he was as famous as his uncles for movie scores. Much better than the remake. Should be on DVD. I saw this movie in college, historically accurate as these things go. Music gives period and setting great feel. Edward Asner's performance was captivating. Was James Carville a technical consultant. He seems like he stepped off the screen of this wonderful TV Movie. "Wonderful TV Movie", is usually a contradiction in terms. Does not attempt to answer questions of what happened concerning the exact circumstances of Huey Long's shooting in the state capital's rotunda. History offers conflicting interpretations of the forensic record, if it can be accepted as fact.


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