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Writer (WGA):
Daniel Giat (written by)
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Release Date:
18 May 2002 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Beyond the battlefields of Vietnam. Inside the halls of power. A different kind of war would decide the fate of a nation. See more »
Plot:
In the mid-1960s, President Johnson and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 25 nominations See more »
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curious omission See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Michael Gambon ... Lyndon Johnson

Donald Sutherland ... Clark Clifford

Alec Baldwin ... Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense

Bruce McGill ... George Ball, Undersecretary of State

James Frain ... Richard Goodwin

Felicity Huffman ... Lady Bird Johnson

Frederic Forrest ... General Earle G. Wheeler

John Aylward ... Dean Rusk, Secretary of State

Philip Baker Hall ... Everett Dirksen

Tom Skerritt ... General William Westmoreland

Diana Scarwid ... Marny Clifford

Sarah Paulson ... Luci Baines Johnson

Gerry Becker ... Walt Rostow

Peter Jacobson ... Adam Yarmolinsky

Cliff De Young ... McGeorge Bundy, National Security Advisor (as Cliff DeYoung)
John Valenti ... Jack Valenti

Chris Eigeman ... Bill Moyers

Francis Guinan ... Nicholas Katzenbach

Robert Cicchini ... Joseph Califano (as Robert Ciccini)

Randy Oglesby ... John Stennis

Victor Slezak ... Norman Morrison
Curtis McClarin ... Martin Luther King Jr.

J.K. Simmons ... CIA Briefer

Scott Atkinson ... Officer

Andrew Borba ... NSC Officer #1

Sarah Brooke ... Mrs. George Ball

Channing Chase ... Virginia Foisie Rusk

Kevin Cooney ... First Journalist
Gordon Davis ... General John P. McConnell

Reed Diamond ... Duty Officer

Wayne Grace ... Marine Corps Chief of Staff

Albert Hall ... Roy Wilkins
Davis Henry ... Corporal McCafferey
Clancy Imislund ... Brother Fabian Butler - O.P. (as Clancy Imisland)
Jan Johannes ... Navy Chief of Staff (as Jan Kurt Johannes)

Franklin Dennis Jones ... General Harold K. Johnson (as Franklin Jones)

Patricia Kalember ... Margaret Craig McNamara

Lennie Loftin ... NSC Officer #2

Madison Mason ... John McCone

Bruce Nozick ... Journalist

Blaine Pate ... LBJ Aide
Christian Peppard ... Pat Nugent

Ron Perkins ... Air Force Colonel

Gina-Raye Carter ... Lynda Bird Johnson
Peter Weireter ... Secret Service Man
Brenda Wehle ... Juanita Roberts

Kirk B.R. Woller ... Officer (as Kirk Woller)
Ivy ... Little Beagle Johnson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Andreas Beckett ... Reporter

Jonathan Coder ... Cameraman

David Schroeder ... Hubert Humphrey
Brad Abrell ... News Announcer (uncredited)
Christian Barnes ... Ballroom Attendant (uncredited)
Donald Black ... Congressman (uncredited)
Kelly Connell ... Reporter (uncredited)

Walter Cronkite ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Julian Forbes ... Reporter (uncredited)

John Funk ... Reporter #2 (uncredited)

Bob Joles ... News Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Charlotte Kyle ... Protester (uncredited)

Veronica Milagros ... Reporter (uncredited)

Michael Reinero ... McNamara Aide (uncredited)

Gary Sinise ... George Wallace (uncredited)

Stone Van Gorder ... LT Jameson (uncredited)
Steven Paul Zsenyuk ... Maj. Gen. Stewart (uncredited)

Directed by
John Frankenheimer 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Daniel Giat (written by)

Produced by
Cary Brokaw .... executive producer
Shirley Davis .... line producer: additional photography
Howard Dratch .... executive producer
John Frankenheimer .... executive producer
Guy Riedel .... line producer
Edgar J. Scherick .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Gary Chang 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen Goldblatt 
Nancy Schreiber 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Francis-Bruce 
 
Casting by
Mindy Marin 
 
Production Design by
Waldemar Kalinowski 
 
Art Direction by
Scott Meehan 
 
Set Decoration by
Florence Fellman 
 
Makeup Department
Jane Aull .... makeup artist
Tena Austin .... makeup artist
Patricia Budz .... hair stylist
Gretchen Davis .... makeup artist
Kris Evans .... makeup artist
Kimberly Felix .... makeup artist (as Kim Felix-Burke)
Cindy Gardner .... makeup artist
Michael Germain .... makeup artist (as Perry M. Germain)
Ora Green .... hair stylist (as Ora T. Green)
Lumas Hamilton Jr. .... hair stylist (as Lumas D. Hamilton)
Mark Landon .... makeup artist
Dennis Liddiard .... makeup department head
Timothy A. Miguel .... makeup artist (as Tim Miguel)
Peter Montagna .... assistant makeup artist
Ellen Powell .... hair stylist
Benjamin Robin .... hair stylist: Gary Sinise
Benjamin Robin .... makeup artist: Gary Sinise
Stephen Robinette .... hair stylist (as Steve Robinette)
Elaina P. Schulman .... hair stylist
Toni-Ann Walker .... hair department head
Georgina Williams .... hair stylist
Joy Zapata .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Sanjay Bhattacharya .... production manager (as Sanjay Bhattacharjee)
Daniel R. Chavez .... executive in charge of post production
Carol Flaisher .... production manager
Udi Nedivi .... unit production manager
Tim Pedegana .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Bell .... second assistant director: second unit
Brent Clark .... second second assistant director
Andrew Hardaway .... second unit director
Peter Merwin .... second assistant director
James Sbardellati .... first assistant director
Don Yorkshire .... first assistant director: second unit
Michele Ziegler .... first assistant director: Washington DC
 
Art Department
David Agajanian .... set dresser
Gregory P. Alcus .... on-set dresser
Ron Ashmore .... painter (as Ronald W. Ashmore)
Adam Austin .... set dresser (as Adam Dewitt Austin)
Scott Bauer .... assistant property master
Claudia Bonfe .... set dressing assistant
Adolfo Castanon .... greensperson
Nicole Cates .... shopper
Martin Corralez .... labor foreman
Dan Cortez .... labor gang boss
Brad Cruz .... prop production assistant
Shannon Curfman .... shopper (as Shannon Curfman-Dayan)
Raymond Dumas .... storyboard artist (as Rusty Dumas)
Tim Ewell .... propmaker
Jeannine Fenton .... set dresser
Rachel A. Flores .... second assistant property master
Rick Fresquez .... propmaker
Justin Garcia .... propmaker
Antoinette J. Gordon .... set designer
Steven Hammil .... painter
Kirk D. Hansen .... head painter
Jeff Hay .... set dresser
Edward Hidalgo .... propmaker
William G. Hoffner .... propmaker
Greg K. Holman .... painter
Tim James .... propmaker foreman
Stuart John .... propmaker (as Henry S. John)
Barry Kingston .... construction coordinator
Helen Kozora .... set dressing buyer
Frank Lancaster .... painter
Bill MacSems .... property master
Masako Masuda .... senior lead set designer
William S. Maxwell III .... set dresser
Richard F. Mays .... set designer
Anthony Medina .... propmaker (as Tony Medina)
Dave Morales .... painter
Jan T. O'Connell .... art department coordinator
Charles Page .... construction foreman (as Charles G. Page)
Chris Patterson .... set dresser
Gary Perriseau .... propmaker
Chris Peterson .... set dresser
Caleb Phillips .... labor foreman
Brent Rice .... lead man
Bret Ross .... set dresser
Ken Roth .... propmaker
Keith Sale .... set dresser
Samuel J. Tell .... set dresser
Van C. Unger .... construction foreman (as Van Unger)
Tim Y. Wetzel .... property assistant
Greg Whitfield .... plaster foreman
Wilhelm 'Willie' Zakis .... assistant art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
John K. Adams .... adr editor
John Bauman .... utility sound
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
Kevin E. Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer (as Kevin Carpenter)
William Edward Duran .... assistant sound editor
Marilyn Graf .... foley mixer
Willow Hale .... adr artist
Edmund J. Lachmann .... adr editor
Mike Le Mare .... supervising sound editor
James J. Mase .... boom operator
Kathy McCart .... sound recordist
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer (as Steven Pederson)
Gary Ritchie .... sound recordist
Matthias Schmitz .... sound effects editor
Brady Schwartz .... foley editor (as Brady A. Schwartz)
Karola Storr .... foley supervisor
Thomas Vicari .... sound mixer
Charles M. Wilborn .... sound mixer (as Charles Wilborn)
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jan Aaris .... special effects foreman
Gary D. Bierend .... special effects crew
Richard O. Helmer .... special effects supervisor (as Richard Helmer)
Michael Kay .... special effects technician
John Ziegler .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Matthew Adams .... digital artist: Cinesite
Danny Albano .... digital effects artist
Ted Andre .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Linda Avitabile .... visual effects coordinator: The Post Group (as Linda McDonnell)
Kevin Baillie .... digital artist
Mike Bellamy .... digital mastering senior colorist: Cinesite
Shawn Broes .... digital mastering editor
Kimberly Covate .... digital mastering producer: Cinesite
Arin Finger .... visual effects coordinator: The Orphanage
Brian Flora .... matte painting supervisor: The Orphanage
Ron Frankel .... pre-visualization supervisor
Andrew Hardaway .... visual effects supervisor
Derek Herr .... visual effects artist
Lubo Hristov .... digital matte supervisor: Cinesite
Mark Intravartolo .... digital artist
Josh R. Jaggars .... bid producer: Cinesite
John F. John Jr. .... digital mastering producer: Cinesite
Curtis Lindersmith .... digital mastering assistant editor: Cinesite
David Lingenfelser .... digital effects supervisor: Cinesite
Ian McCamey .... visual effects editor: The Orphanage
Valerie McMahon .... digital artist
Sal Migliore .... assistant colorist
Ray Mitchell .... head of engineering: Cinesite
Peter Moc .... datacine assistant: Cinesite
Robert W. Morgenroth .... video effects supervisor
Serena Rainbow Naramore .... digital compositor: Cinesite (as Serena Naramore)
Monty Phillips .... digital paint artist: Cinesite
Corinne Pooler .... digital paint supervisor
Pat Repola .... digital imaging: Cinesite
Jonathan Rothbart .... visual effects supervisor: The Orphanage
Karl Rumpf .... visual effects coordinator: Cinesite
Marc Sadeghi .... visual effects producer
Jerry Sells .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Cybele Sierra .... visual effects producer: Cinesite
Lorene Simpson .... digital mastering coordinator: Cinesite
Tiffany Smith .... visual effects associate producer: Cinesite
Ed Thompson .... datacine assistant: Cinesite
Ryan Tudhope .... digital artist
Steve Wright .... technical artist: Cinesite
 
Stunts
Joey Anaya .... stunt double
Jacob Chambers .... stunt performer
Blaise Corrigan .... stunts
Bud Davis .... stunt coordinator
Rick Kain .... stunt driver
Mimi Lesseos .... stunt performer
Lynn Salvatori .... stunt double
Lee Waddell .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carlos Baker .... electrician
Garrett Benson .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Garret Benson)
Mike Benson .... additional director of photography: second unit
Alan Besbeck .... grip
Mike Cahoon .... camera loader
Colin J. Campbell .... gaffer (as Colin Campbell)
Murdoch Campbell .... gaffer: Washington D.C.
Kenny Carceller .... rigging grip (as Ken Carceller)
Nicholas Cochiolo .... rigging grip
Brett Cody .... video supervisor
Steve Comstock .... grip
Ray De La Motte .... camera operator (as Ray de la Motte)
Scott Eades .... grip
Ray Garcia .... grip
Craig Garfield .... grip
Matt Goerreno .... grip
Kevin C. Goff .... additional second assistant camera (as Kevin Goff)
Michael Goldman .... grip: second unit
Bruce Alan Greene .... Steadicam operator (as Bruce Greene)
Bruce Alan Greene .... camera operator: second camera (as Bruce Greene)
Randy Greer .... camera remote operator: Washington D.C.
Khan Griffith .... electrician
Harold Groshon .... best boy electric (as Hal Groshon)
Mark Haberman .... electrician
Philip W. Hallford .... crane operator
Brad M. Hazen .... electrician (as Brad Hazen)
Robert Heine .... first assistant camera: second camera (as Bob Heine)
Jeff Hinz .... rigging grip
George A. Hock .... rigging gaffer
Doug Hyun .... still photographer
Vaclav Kabourek .... grip
Shawn Landis .... second assistant camera
Vincent Mata .... second assistant camera: second camera
J. Steven Matzinger .... additional first assistant camera
Michael W. McDuffee .... electrician
Ralph Merzbach .... 24 frame video engineer
Steven J. Millpointer .... rigging grip
James A. Neal .... grip (as James Neal)
Aaron Pazanti .... additional camera operator
Dean C. Peppler .... grip
Brendon Phillips .... electrician
John Powers .... grip
Charles Saldana .... key grip
T. Daniel Scaringi .... key rigging grip
Leonard Seagal .... electrician
Dennis Seawright .... first assistant camera
Bruce D. Spellman .... key grip: second unit
Robert Sterry .... video assist operator
Joe Tate .... grip
Doug Wall .... best boy grip (as Douglas Wall)
Charles W. Wayt .... dolly grip (as Chuck Wayt)
Thomas D. Wazney .... rigging grip
Mark Wineman .... 24 frame video engineer
Jeffrey Wright .... grip (as Jeff 'Gonzo' Wright)
Peter Yauri .... grip
Andy Young .... rigging grip
James D. Wickman .... dolly grip: "b" camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Chris Gray .... extras casting
Mathew Grey .... extras casting associate
Amanda Harding .... casting associate
Khristina Kravas .... casting assistant
Ron Lunceford .... extras casting assistant: set
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Alexander .... costumer
Melissa Antablin .... costumer
Colin Booth .... costumer
Steve Ellsworth .... costumer
Monica Haynes .... set costumer
Tess Inman .... costumer
Daniela Kurrle .... costume builder
Linda Lane .... costume production assistant
Dorothy Lawson .... costumer
Noel Leonard .... costumer
Juan Lopez .... costumer
Susanna Sandke .... costume department supervisor
Bianca White .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Derek Herr .... on-line editor
Aaron Kuhn .... assistant editor
Jennifer Mangan .... assistant editor
Tatiana S. Riegel .... editor: stock footage
Lowell Rottenberg .... post-production coordinator
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Kay Sievert .... colorist: dailies
 
Music Department
Michael Atwell .... score recordist
P.J. Bloom .... music supervisor
Brian Bulman .... assistant music editor: temp tracking
Gary Chang .... score mixer
Jack Daro .... music production manager
Ray Espinola Jr. .... music supervisor
Rick Fleishman .... music contractor
Robert Garrett .... music editor
Todd Hayen .... conductor
Todd Hayen .... orchestrator
Evyen Klean .... music supervisor
Dan Savant .... music contractor
Scott McRae .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Elizabeth Chambers .... transportation secretary
John Characky .... production driver
L. Chip Crosby Jr. .... driver: John Frankenheimer
Fred Culbertson .... picture car coordinator
Krister C. Johnson .... transportation captain
Craig Lietzke .... picture car coordinator
Thomas F. Lombardi .... picture car coordinator
James Lowder .... transportation coordinator
Kathryn Moll .... driver
Phil Strauss .... driver: cast
Chad Wadsworth .... driver
Gilbert Young .... transportation coordinator: Washington D.C.
John R. Dove .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Charley Armstrong .... location manager: Washington D.C.
Alex Barnoya .... set medic
Elizabeth Bartolotta-Clark .... second assistant accountant
Maxine Bergen .... script supervisor
Michael Beschloss .... principal consultant
Sean Boyriven .... production secretary
Robert Cable .... first assistant accountant
Donna Jean Coates .... researcher
Kyle Cooper .... title designer
Robert Dallek .... historical consultant
Marcel Donea .... production assistant
Katherine Dorrer .... production coordinator: Washington D.C.
Jessica Drake .... dialect coach
Matthew Edels .... set production assistant
Christopher Edwards .... assistant: Mr. Scherick
Jordan Brendan Finnegan .... production assistant
Jim Flowers .... set production assistant
Kristi Frankenheimer .... location manager (as Kristi Frankenheimer-Davis)
Chris Furia .... production accountant
Yvonne M. Gabrielli .... craft service (as Yvonne Gabrielli)
James Gierman .... location consultant
Linda 'Sam' Glynn .... assistant location manager (as Linda Glynn)
Geoffrey Goodman .... assistant to executive producer
Christopher K. Grap .... production coordinator
Barbara Gregson .... film researcher
Brent W. Hall .... office production assistant (as Brent Hall)
Philip Harrelson .... technical consultant
George Haycraft .... office production assistant
Franklin Dennis Jones .... military advisor (as Franklin Jones)
Adam Jordan .... production assistant
Jamie Kemp .... chef
Rich Lee .... pre-visualization designer
Adam Martin .... production assistant
Adam Martin .... set production assistant
Joseph Martin .... location manager: Washington D.C.
Joseph Martin .... location scout
David Matusek .... office production assistant
Cindy A. Mett .... teleprompter operator
Chris Miller .... technical consultant
Tim Monich .... dialect coach: Mr. Sutherland
Kelly Moran-Brown .... production coordinator
Robert W. Morgenroth .... video effects supervisor
Michael 'Mox' Pappas .... craft service
Nathan Polatin .... assistant location manager
Nerissa Politzer .... animal trainer
Sonia Randazzo .... accounting production assistant
Julie Rasmussen .... assistant to vice president of production
Dana A. Ritter .... assistant: Mr. Riedel (as Dana Ritter)
Leslie Romenesko .... assistant location manager
Debbie Rothstein .... assistant: Howard Dratch
J. Celeste Salzer .... assistant: John Frankenheimer
Lee Sbardellati .... set production assistant
Bryan S. Sexton .... assistant: John Frankenheimer
Deborah Shapley .... historical consultant
Todd Spears .... payroll accountant
Judith Walder .... first assistant accountant
Helen Weiss .... researcher
Ethel Winant .... consultant
Jo Haskin .... stand-in (uncredited)
Saisie M. Jang .... location scout (uncredited)
Ellen Lent .... location scout (uncredited)
Shani Rotkovitz .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
165 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Canada:A (Ontario) | Iceland:L | Spain:18 | UK:15

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Trivia:
The extensive historical research for this film resulted in a script with a five-page, single-spaced bibliography.See more »
Quotes:
Lyndon Baines Johnson:Pack your suitcase, we're goin' to Vietnam.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Hail to the ChiefSee more »

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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
curious omission, 16 May 2003
Author: BurnKnee from Blacksburg, VA

Although I immensely enjoyed & admired this film, I was struck by

a curious omission: there is neither an appearance by nor a

reference to Hubert Humphrey, LBJ's VP at the time. Even his

appearance at the opening inaugural ball would have helped. If

his role were insignificant or non-existent, there should have been

some reference to this; if he tried to persuade LBJ to withdraw our

troops from Vietnam & were shut out of further counseling

sessions because of this, that too should have been mentioned.

When HH ran as Dem prez candidate in 1968, he was burdened

by the war just as LBJ would have been. If there were a line about

Humphrey (& 1 or 2 lines might be all that would be necessary), I

missed it. Or were there legal problems that made the director or

writer or producer determine not to allude to him?

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