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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:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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One of two features films about former American Democrat President Lyndon Johnson which were made and first released in the year of 2016. The films are LBJ (2016) and All the Way (2016). See more »


Johnson attributes Clausewitz to the quote "politics is war by other means". The correct quote by the Prussian strategist war "War is the continuation of politics by other means". See more »


Lady Bird Johnson: Would you like some more gravy?
Sen. Richard Russell: Oh, Lady Bird, it was delicious, but I just couldn't possibly, no. Thank you.
Lyndon B. Johnson: Hey, what about me? Aren't you going to offer me any more gravy?
Lady Bird Johnson: Oh, honey, I'd like to, but I can't.
Lyndon B. Johnson: Bird's got me on a diet. Got Zephyr there in kitchen weighing my plates for every meal. Ridiculous!
Sen. Richard Russell: [Snarling] Your wife doesn't want you to get too big for your britches. An entirely understandable concern.
Lady Bird Johnson: [as Johnson smiles smugly, Lady Bird leaves the room] I think I'll see how Zephyr...
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Referenced in Bryan Cranston: Becoming LBJ (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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