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LBJ (2016)

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The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.

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Senator Russell
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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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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3 November 2017 (USA)  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,470,979, 21 December 2017
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The wife of President Lyndon B. Johnson, Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson (played in this movie by Jennifer Jason Leigh), was best-known by her childhood nickname, "Lady Bird." This movie was coincidentally released into U.S. theaters simultaneously with a movie titled "Lady Bird." That movie has nothing to do with the Johnsons or the American presidency, but it was written and directed by Greta Gerwig--the romantic partner of Leigh's former husband, Noah Baumbach. See more »

Goofs

Nov. 23, 1963 was a rainy day in DC. Kennedy's Oval Office furnishings were removed in the rain. The depictions of a bright, sunny day, seen through the windows, is an error. See more »

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Lyndon B. Johnson: Power is where power goes.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Tulip Fever (2017) See more »

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Good look at a president who had courage and faith and fought against the grain for a historical happening.
4 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Always enjoy movies of history and political ones and this latest "LBJ" is one good look at the past president from west Texas. It shows that Lyndon Johnson was a man of faith and courage despite what the no doubters and others thought of him. Johnson(Woody Harrelson) is shown as a senator who's taken a back seat to many as he's a southern democrat, yet things change when president Kennedy asks him to be his running mate and vice presidential candidate in 1960 and upon election, Lyndon still gets a cold shoulder from Kennedy brother Bobby and other northern democrats.

Yet all of that changes as Johnson is thrown into the spotlight and becomes president after president Kennedy is hit and killed with an assassin's bullet in Dallas in 1963. Oh Lyndon has come along way from west Texas to the white house. Along the way doubt and indifference is found even from his own party, yet Johnson thru hard work determination and political back room workings gets the landmark Civil Rights Act passed in 1964.

Overall good film that's a historical and political look at a great figure a president that was for the people and their rights and a society changer even when it wasn't popular or it didn't seem the norm. "LBJ" is one picture to watch for historical and political social reasons.


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