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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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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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21 May 2016 (USA)  »

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Actors Ray Wise and Bryan Cranston both previously appeared in How I Met Your Mother (2005). See more »

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Johnson attributes Clausewitz to the quote "politics is war by other means". The correct quote by the Prussian strategist war "War is the continuation of politics by other means". See more »

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Lyndon B. Johnson: [turning down Dirksen's project] Nope.
Everett Dirksen: No?
Lyndon B. Johnson: No.
Everett Dirksen: No?
Lyndon B. Johnson: We have echo in here?
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Happy Days Are Here Again
Written by Jack Yellen, Milton Ager
Performed by The Lucky Stars
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Tour De Force for Bryan Cranston
24 May 2016 | by (United States) – See 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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