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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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One of two features films about former American Democrat President Lyndon Johnson which were made and first released in the year of 2016. The films are LBJ (2016) and All the Way (2016). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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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A homage, warts and all, to LBJ
2 November 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'll watch pretty much any Presidential movie so I was glad when this one came out. Unfortunately, thanks to mixed reviews, it won't be a big hit but I hope it doesn't discourage the genre.

The movie does a good job hewing to actual events. I read LBJ's memoirs many years ago and many of the events were depicted similarly in the movie. It isn't always kind of LBJ, showing him as two-faced and conniving, but ultimately driven to do the "right thing" especially when he became President himself (there is little discussion of the Vietnam War). Unlike some others, I wasn't bothered by the flashbacks to JFK's assassination, but if I had a criticism of the film is Harrelson just doesn't look like LBJ, especially without glasses, even with all the modifications to his appearance.


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