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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.

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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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Johnson continued the FBI's wiretapping of Martin Luther King Jr., that had been previously authorized by the Kennedy administration. As a result of listening to the FBI's tapes, remarks on King's extra-marital activities were made by several prominent officials, including Johnson, who once said that King was a "hypocritical preacher". See more »

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Early in the film, in a scene set in early 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. looks out the window at a parked van. Driving past it is a 1965 Cadillac. See more »

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Lyndon B. Johnson: Everett, what's this bull-shit about how I treat my dog?
Everett Dirksen: I'm sorry?
Lyndon B. Johnson: My dog, Little Beagle Johnson. Why are you bein' such a shit-heel with the press about me pullin' on his ears? Little sum bitch loves havin' his ears pulled. Hell, I thought you were running the Senate Republicans, not the ASPCA.
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Cranston is great, and the events are even greater....
27 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All the Way

An impressive cast, centered around the LBJ actor Bryan Cranston, keeps the historical facts alive and relevant.

We often forget Johnson the president between Kennedy and Nixon. He was the most responsible for Vietnam, but also for a huge range of social programs that really make him the ultimate big government guy since Roosevelt. But important programs like Medicare and social legislation like the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Act. Seeing him struggle to make it happen is a kind of poker game, and he does it with famously Johnson candor and humor.

There's no getting around the fact that these are facts. There are no dramatic surprises here (so it's like seeing a movie the second time). But it's a good movie—one that you can see a second time and get a lot from it. There are weak points (some miscast figures like, unfortunately, Martin Luther King Jr. who is played by Anthony Mackie), but overall the drama of the events is kept intense and pertinent.

And Cranston is sublime. If you know him from "Breaking Bad" you will surprised by his depth here. See him, at least. And Johnson, too.


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