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

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

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
... Huey P. Long, Jr.
... Seymour Weiss
... Aileen Dumont
... Rose Long
... Franklin D. Roosevelt
... Pullman Porter
... Huey P. Long, Sr.
... Frank Costello
... Judge Benjamin Pavy
Jimmie Ray Weeks ... Allen Henderson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Kingfish (voice)
... Tom Frady
... Huey's Crony / Companion
Walter Breaux ... Warren
Ed Bruce ... Gov. J.Y. Sanders
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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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Biography | Drama

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19 March 1995 (USA)  »

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While set in Louisiana, parts of the film were shot at the Virginia State Capitol, in Richmond. The Seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia is clearly visible on the backs of the legislators' desk chairs. See more »

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Featured in The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1995) See more »

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Theres no mistaking it for anything but a TV movie
6 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

I originally rented this not knowing it was made for television. When I found out, it explained a lot.

The structure of the film is horrible, it is as if your watching a mini-series with numerous episodes missing. It just wasn't put together well at all.

Now it sports an all-star cast but it seems as if they didn't even take it that seriously. John Goodman, who I usually like, is pretty bad here. He goes in and out of his southern accent quite often, and comes off as phony as I've ever seen him (and it isn't just his character). Anne Heche isn't that bad but she is hardly on screen so it doesn't help this sinking ship.

The execution is just awful. There is an interesting story here but they don't do it well at all. I'd skip this unless you really enjoy taking in a lousy movie.


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