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All the Way (2016)

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Lyndon Johnson becomes the President of the United States in the chaotic aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination and spends his first year in office fighting to pass the Civil Rights Act.



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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »





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Rep. 'Judge' Smith


November 22, 1963. President John F. Kennedy has just been assassinated and Vice President Lyndon Johnson is now President. One of his first acts as President is to reaffirm the US government's intention to pass the Civil Rights Act. This Act was drafted while JFK was in office and gives people of all races the same rights, including voting rights, access to education and access to public facilities. However, he faces strong opposition to the bill, especially from within his own party. He will have to use all his political will and cunning to get it through. Written by grantss

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Politics is war.


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21 May 2016 (USA)  »

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A végsőkig  »

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The film cast includes one Oscar winner: Melissa Leo; and two Oscar nominees: Bryan Cranston and Frank Langella. See more »


When President Johnson is on the telephone with J. Edgar Hoover he makes repeated references to Alan Dulles as head of the CIA. Dulles had actually been fired by President Kennedy in 1961 and replaced by John McCone who served in that role until he resigned in 1965. See more »


Lyndon B. Johnson: Everett, what's this bull-shit about how I treat my dog?
Everett Dirksen: I'm sorry?
Lyndon B. Johnson: My dog, Little Beagle Johnson. Why are you bein' such a shit-heel with the press about me pullin' on his ears? Little sum bitch loves havin' his ears pulled. Hell, I thought you were running the Senate Republicans, not the ASPCA.
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Referenced in All the Way: A Walk Through History (2016) See more »


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One of, if not, the best TV movie ever made, Cranston is incredible and this is one of the best historical movies I have seen.
30 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Everybody wants power, and if they say they don't they're lying." After the assassination of President Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson (Cranston) takes over and immediately goes to work on a Civil Rights bill. He throws everything he has behind it and loyalty, friendships and alliances are forged and lost in his quest for this dream. This is a movie that is right in my wheelhouse. I love politics and history, particularly the JFK assassination. I was really excited about watching this one. The movie takes place immediately after the assassination and doesn't hold anything back when it comes to Johnson. His paranoia, inadequacy, harshness and rudeness is fully on display. That really adds to the overall accuracy of the movie. Cranston does such an amazing job in this role that it is hard to actually believe it is him. The movie does an almost flawless job of showing the enigma that is President Johnson's quest for Civil Rights. On one hand everything he is fighting with everything he has to get equality, which is extremely admirable and is something to be commended. On the other hand, the way in which he does it makes enemies out of just about everyone, and leaves him unhappy and still paranoid about his legacy. As a reader and avid fan of history this movie seemed very accurate and because of that I highly recommend this. Overall, one of, if not, the best TV movie ever made, Cranston is incredible and this is one of the best historical movies I have seen. I loved this, but again, this is in my wheelhouse. I give this an A+.

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