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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.

Director:

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 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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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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A végsőkig See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Frank Langella's 6'3" height had to be concealed from the camera during filming, since the real Richard Russell was actually shorter than Lyndon Johnson (reflected in a famous photograph of Johnson leaning over Russell) See more »

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If the first scene of the film, LBJ is seen asking Mrs. Johnson if she called Rose Kennedy.

In fact both Mrs. Johnson and LBJ called and spoke to Rose Kennedy during that flight. The recording of this conversation is available publicly. See more »

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Lyndon B. Johnson: Clausewitz said "Politics is war by other means."... Bullshit. Politics is War... Period. You know how you win a campaign, by not losing it. I only lost one election my whole life. The son of a bitch stole it from me in the final seconds with a handful of fake votes, I will carry the pain of that with me to my dying day. But I'll tell you what, nobody will ever do me that way again, It'll be some other way.
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Lone Star Rag
Written by Bob Wills (as James Robert 'Bob' Wills)
Performed by The Lucky Stars
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Tour De Force for Bryan Cranston
24 May 2016 | by bobzmcishlSee all my reviews

Bryan Cranston brings Lyndon Johnson to life in this absorbing real life drama focusing on 1964 when LBJ not only got a major civil rights bill passed, but set the stage for the 1965 voting rights act and the war on poverty. Cranston's portrayal is uncanny, and turns this made for HBO movie into a quasi-documentary. Cranston carries this movie and makes it one of the best television events of the year. The rest of the cast is excellent too but in some cases, the actors don't look enough like the characters they are playing: Hubert Humphery and Martin Luther King Jr., come to mind. The storyline is fairly well known to anyone who follows politics and U.S. history, but the behind the scene's maneuvering to get a very major bill passed makes for great story telling and LBJ was one of the great story tellers. The stories told by LBJ are the glue that holds this movie together. His poor upbringing gave him the resolve to do something about helping the poor once he got into office. And of course he saw first hand in his home state of Texas, the massive racism that prevented blacks from taking their rightful place in American society. No doubt LBJ could have been a candidate for Mt. Rushmore were it not for Vietnam which is explored in the movie but not in-depth. That should be a sequel. Melissa Leo is wonderful as Lady Bird Johnson, and Frank Langella is excellent as Senator Richard Russell. This is a must see movie. Cranston will be picking up more awards.


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