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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)
2,846 ( 105)
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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Kevin Dunn previously played J. Edgar Hoover in Chaplin (1992). Stephen Root portrays Hoover in All the Way (2016) See more »


Many words and phrases used in this TV movie were not in the common vernacular in 1964, including "tarmac" (popularized by John le Carre in the 1970s), "cut to the chase," and "reach out" which is used these days as a poor substitute for "contact." See more »


Lyndon B. Johnson: I'm gonna need another set of those cufflinks.
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Featured in All the Way: A Walk Through History (2016) See more »


Written by Freddy Friday, Marilyn Schack, Allen Toussaint, Alvin Tyler (as Alvin O. Tyler)
Performed by Al Hirt
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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 cosmo_tigerSee 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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