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Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  19 March 1995 (USA)
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A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."

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Rose Long
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A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."

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Some called him a hero. Some called him the most dangerous man in America.

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Even though the movie was set in Louisiana, part of it was filmed at the State Capitol in Richmond, VA. The Seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia is clearly visible on the backs of the legislators' desk chairs. See more »

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Weak movie, ---weaker motive
26 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

John Goodman played a good mean guy, but Huey wasn't a mean guy.

In this movie the main character claims to be Huey, displaying a bad temper and hitting people, hardly an accurate portrayal of the real "Kingfish." Everyone loved Huey, except for a few greedy elitists. Huey opposed the unjust status que, where 85% of the wealth was owned by 5% of the population. They owned the Papers, oil wells and plantations. He was a valiant public servant working hard for the; oppressed, uneducated and poor of Louisiana. These people loved Huey. Consequently, he won the governorship with over 93% of the popular vote. He gave them reason to believe in good government.

Paul Monash wrote an interesting book but not an accurate book. Taking historical liberties to sell a movie, is wrong. But, to taint a fallen hero's character, while doing it is an insult.


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