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All the Way (2016)

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Lyndon Baines 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.

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Jay Roach

Writers:

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

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Cast

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
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Storyline

November 22, 1963. President John F. Kennedy has just been assassinated and Vice President Lyndon Baines 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All the Way See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Right after President Lyndon Baines Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Senator Dick Russell (Frank Langella) walks off into an adjoining room, obviously very upset. He's then seen standing and looking at a painting of President Harry S. Truman, as Johnson comes into the same room after him. The reason this is important is because President Truman unsuccessfully tried passing a major Civil Rights Bill in 1948, and Russell, a segregationist, had a leading role in blocking Truman's bill. Russell had a long track record for defeating civil rights legislation via use of the filibuster. However, he was unsuccessful in his leadership and efforts to defeat Johnson's bill. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Lyndon B. Johnson: I'm gonna need another set of those cufflinks.
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Connections

Featured in All the Way: A Walk Through History (2016) See more »

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Happy Days Are Here Again
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Performed by The Lucky Stars
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Too Nice to be True
17 October 2016 | by pierrebarberisSee all my reviews

My comment is not about the movie itself but about the totally biased characterization it gives of LBJ. This movie/TV show is part of a grand design to rebuild the image of the USA and of its "grand leaders". LBJ here looks as if he was a perfect human being, caring for the blacks and a totally remarkable and laudable person. May be he was for this HR fight, but it shades all the rest,the notoriously corrupt politician, and the likely to be underground leader of the plot who killed Kennedy. Read all the books about him.

I think it is worth to be mentioned.

And BTW how unsound is this rule that you need to write 10 lines to make a point?

Change this !Please


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