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Lyndon B. Johnson aligns himself with John F. Kennedy, rises to the Presidency, and deals with the civil rights struggles of the 1960s.

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Rob Reiner

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Joey Hartstone (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Harrelson ... Lyndon B. Johnson
Michael Stahl-David ... Bobby Kennedy
Richard Jenkins ... Senator Richard Russell
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Lady Bird Johnson
Jeffrey Donovan ... John F. Kennedy
Bill Pullman ... Senator Ralph Yarborough
John Burke ... John Connally
C. Thomas Howell ... Walter Jenkins
John Ellison Conlee ... George Reedy
Michael Mosley ... Kenny O'Donnell
Tim Ransom ... Larry O'Brien
Brent Bailey ... Ted Sorensen
Brian Stepanek ... Agent Rufus Youngblood
Darrel Guilbeau ... Jack Valenti
Oliver Edwin ... Bill Moyers
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Storyline

LBJ centers on the political upheaval that Vice President Johnson faced when he was thrust into the presidency at the hands of an assassin's bullet in November 1963. With political battles on both sides of the aisle, Johnson struggles to heal a nation and secure his presidency by passing Kennedy's historic Civil Rights Act.

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Trivia

Woody Harrelson's late father Charles Harrelson was a Texas hitman who had famously claimed to have killed President Kennedy (he was sentenced to life in prison for murdering a Texas judge), but later admitted that he made up the story. See more »

Goofs

The presidential aircraft was incorrectly depicted in the film. In JFK's day, SAM 26000 (Air Force One) was fitted with a skeg, a long, narrow fin, on the lower fuselage under the tail. The feature was removed in later years. See more »

Quotes

Senator Richard Russell: [leaning in] So you're telling me she's your equal?
Lyndon B. Johnson: That woman spends more time in this house than anyone except Lady Bird. She is family.
Senator Richard Russell: I don't know how I missed the resemblance. Look, what I'm talking about here is freedom. I'm talking about the preservation of a way of life. A way of life that you and I both grew up with. There's nothing wrong with that.
Lyndon B. Johnson: Then why are we whispering?
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Enjoyable
20 February 2018 | by kz917-1See all my reviews

Woody Harrelson completely disappears into the role of LBJ.

Great acting. A good inside look at LBJ and the aftermath of JFK's assassination, especially for those not alive when it happened.

Worth a rental.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,110,565, 5 November 2017

Gross USA:

$2,470,979

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,510,151
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Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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