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LBJ

by Rob Reiner Gala Premieres

Born into a poor farming family in Texas, it seemed more than unlikely that Lyndon Baines Johnson would one day become the most powerful man in the USA. With extraordinary commitment, the passionate politician climbed to the very top of the Democratic Party, until he was declared Vice President in 1961. After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, the whole country went into a state of shock – including Johnson, who was sworn in as his successor the very same day. As an advocate of the civil rights movement and avidly fighting nationwide poverty, Johnson had high aims onto which a dark shadow was cast once the Vietnam War escalated under his leadership. LBJ is a moving biopic of the legendary and equally controversial 36th President, embodied by versatile actor Woody Harrelson.

  • Genre: Biopic
  • Country, Year: USA, 2016
  • Runtime: 98 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Rob Reiner
  • Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richard Jenkins, Bill Pullman, Jeffrey Donovan
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  • Screenplay: Joey Hartstone
  • Cinematography: Barry Markowitz
  • Editor: Bob Joyce
  • Sound: Lon Bender, Erik Magnus
  • Music: Marc Shaiman
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  • Producers: Rob Reiner, Matthew George, Liz Glotzer, Trevor White
  • Executive Producers: Martin Shafer, Elizabeth Bell
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  • Production Companies: Acacia Filmed Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, Savvy Media Holdings, Star Thrower Entertainment
  • World Sales: Voltage Pictures
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