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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.

Director:

Rob Reiner

Writer:

Joey Hartstone (screenplay)
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Cast

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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Biography | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

LBJ - L.B. Johnson, après Kennedy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,470,979, 21 December 2017
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of two features films about former Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson which were released in 2016. The other being All the Way (2016). See more »

Goofs

Historical quotes throughout the movie are edited to be more sensitive than the actual quotes were. See more »

Quotes

Senator Richard Russell: Those Harvard boys not gonna tell us how to run the state of Georgia.
Lyndon B. Johnson: Of course not. But the Kennedys did get elected by appealing to the colored man. Now, if we play this right, we're gonna have those nigras voting Democrat the next 200 years.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Tulip Fever (2017) See more »

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Sons of Thane
Written by John Knowles
Courtesy of APM Music
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This movie provides more depth to LBJ than I expected
5 November 2017 | by steven-leibsonSee all my reviews

I was 10 when LBJ became president. I associated him more with possibly putting me in Vietnam than anything else. It wasn't a good impression. This movie and Harrelson's excellent portrayal fleshes out the man as someone who had mastered the art of political give and take, who was as powerful a senator as you could become, and yet someone who needed people's approval and even love. If you expect to see LBJ the great manipulator and master politician, you'll only get a little of that. More, you'll get exposed to LBJ's complex relationships with his wife Lady Bird, John and Bobby Kennedy, Kennedy's presidential staff, and one or two congressmen such as Senator Russell of Georgia. Set against a huge backdrop, this is still an intimate movie of LBJ the man. My wife and I both enjoyed it.


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