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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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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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LBJ can been seen wearing a pin on his left lapel. This pin has the colors of the Silver Star medal. In WWII congressman LBJ visited MacArthur in the Pacific. LBJ asked to ride along a bombing mission. LBJ was awarded the Silver Star, yet no one else on the flight did. See more »

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In different scenes when LBJ and Jackie Kennedy are together, they are nearly the same height. In scenes with LBJ and Bobby Kennedy, LBJ is just an inch or two taller than Bobby.

In fact, Jackie Kennedy was 5'7" in height, while Bobby was 5'9". LBJ was 6'3" tall and he would have been much taller than them.

Even JFK was 6'0" tall yet he and Lyndon are portrayed nearly as the same height in the movie.

A quick glance at some historic photos, such as his swearing in with Jackie at his side, would reveal how inaccurate LBJ's height is portrayed in this movie. See more »

Quotes

John F. Kennedy: When Kennedys shoot, it's usually at Nazis.
Lyndon B. Johnson: Are there many Nazis in Hyannisport?
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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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