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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.


Jay Roach


Robert Schenkkan (screenplay), Robert Schenkkan (play)
3,164 ( 368)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Cranston ... Lyndon B. Johnson
Anthony Mackie ... Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Melissa Leo ... Lady Bird Johnson
Frank Langella ... Senator Richard Russell
Bradley Whitford ... Senator Hubert Humphrey
Stephen Root ... J. Edgar Hoover
Todd Weeks ... Walter Jenkins
Ray Wise ... Senator Everett Dirksen
Ken Jenkins ... Rep. 'Judge' Smith
Dohn Norwood ... Ralph Abernathy
Mo McRae ... Stokely Carmichael
Marque Richardson ... Bob Moses
Aisha Hinds ... Fannie Lou Hamer
Joe Morton ... Roy Wilkins
Eric Pumphrey ... David Dennis


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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Release Date:

21 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A végsőkig See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Bryan Cranston and Ray Wise have both played Commissioner Gordon in animated Batman features. Cranston played the part in Batman: Year One (2011), while Wise played the part in Batman: The Killing Joke (2016). On 'Gotham (2015)(TV)', the part is played by Ben McKenzie, who is Robert Schenkkan's nephew. See more »


Early in the film, in a scene set in early 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. looks out the window at a parked van. Driving past it is a 1965 Cadillac. See more »


Lyndon B. Johnson: [turning down Dirksen's project] Nope.
Everett Dirksen: No?
Lyndon B. Johnson: No.
Everett Dirksen: No?
Lyndon B. Johnson: We have echo in here?
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Featured in All the Way: A Walk Through History (2016) See more »


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23 May 2016 | by natalierosenSee all my reviews

This portrayal of the 1963/1964 Johnson presidency is not only excellent but BRILLIANT. The acting was flawless about an era I knew well. The acting was so good I forgot about who was portraying whom. Bryan Cranston cannot be lauded enough.

Our nation is on the precipice of returning to those noxious racist-filled days as we are poised to elect a wingnut demagogue to office supported by many racist whites even of the KKK and white nationalist supremacist variety. Have we learned NOTHING from our tragic racist past? Is Vietnam but a memory and the race relations of Jim Crow tucked away neatly in the crevices of our national mind? I surely hope not but suspect they are.

Each and every American would do well to see this film and relive the 1964 shame-filled era of our nation and the legacy of its Civil War. Ultimately the war, though Union won, is still being fought and not only in the battlefield of the south but in the fields of the entire nation.

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