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LBJ: The Early Years (1987)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 1 February 1987
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.

Director:

Peter Werner
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Randy Quaid ... Lyndon Baines Johnson
Patti LuPone ... Claudia Alta 'Lady Bird' Taylor Johnson
Morgan Brittany ... Alice Glass
Pat Hingle ... Sam Rayburn
R.G. Armstrong ... Samuel Ealy Johnson, Jr.
Barry Corbin ... Judge Alvin J. Wirtz
Robin Curtis ... Jacqueline Kennedy
Charles Frank ... John F. Kennedy
James F. Kelly James F. Kelly ... Bobby Kennedy
Kevin McCarthy ... Joseph Kennedy
Jack Blessing ... Billy Bob
Tony Frank Tony Frank
Jack Garner Jack Garner
Anne Haney ... Rebekah Baines Johnson
Jerry Hardin ... Earl
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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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Taglines:

It was All the Way with LBJ . . . His Way! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

LBJ - A Conquista do Poder See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When LBJ is in Dallas the day before the assassination, he turns on the TV and as he is changing the channel a baseball game is being shown on TV. Baseball season is over in October. See more »

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There will never be a better acting job as LBJ than this one
17 November 2004 | by JackAustinCrawfordSee 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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