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LBJ: The Early Years (1987)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  1 February 1987 (USA)
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This made-for-TV film chronicles the years 1934 through 1963, tracing the beginnings of Johnson's public career, chronicling his reputation for down-and-dirty politicking, and following his progress.

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This made-for-TV film chronicles the years 1934 through 1963, tracing the beginnings of Johnson's public career, chronicling his reputation for down-and-dirty politicking, and following his progress.

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Uses actual recordings and arrangements of music from Wild Rovers (1971) for opening titles music. See more »

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The "1955" segment opens with LBJ as Senate majority leader, calling White House Chief of Staff Sherman Adams to try to get President Eisenhower to support an effort to censure Senator Joseph McCarthy. In fact, the Senate censured McCarthy in December 1954, when the Republicans still controlled the upper chamber and Johnson was still minority leader. See more »

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There will never be a better acting job as LBJ than this one
17 November 2004 | by (Burnet, Texas North America) – See all my reviews

Many actors have played, or attempted to play, LBJ. Some have done quite well. But NONE will ever be better at playing LBJ during his early years than Randy Quaid, for several reasons. - No. 1: he does not have to fake a Texas accent. Many performers overdo it or try to use a generic southern accent. Quaid has it nailed - maybe because he is a Texas native himself. - No. 2: He has the look of a real rake. (Yes, LBJ was one. Let's face it.) When he is commenting to one of the Kennedys (JFK or RFK, I can't remember which one) he says, with a leer, "She'll take dictation any time!" He puts an unmistakable emphasis on the first syllable of the word 'dictation'. - No. 3: He displays convincing temper fits. LBJ was not known for being patient or suffering fools gladly...


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