LBJ

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Rob Reiner
Production: Electric Entertainment
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.4
Metacritic:
54
Rotten Tomatoes:
55%
R
Year:
2016
98 min
$2,359,952
Website
60 Views

...I've been meaning to ask you.

Have you got shit for brains?

What the hell is your problem

with this Farm Bill?

We should be doing a heck of a lot more

for the people who have less.

The only thing more irritating

than a liberal is a liberal from Texas.

The senator is here.

- Bring him in.

- What my constituents want is...

Your constituents are my constituents...

...and just because after three failed

attempts at the governor's mansion...

...you finally managed to win an election...

...hardly makes you an expert

on Texas voters.

- Sir?

- Don't tell me what they want.

Senator Dirksen is on the phone.

I've got your tailor as well.

You realize that Juanita managed to get

the minority leader of the Senate...

...quicker than you could locate

a man who sews for a living?

Hello, Everett, this is Lyndon.

We wanna bring this thing to the floor,

but can we do it without our two parties...

...nipping at each other

like a pack of rabid dogs?

Uh-huh.

Well, much appreciated, as always, senator.

- Juanita?

- Yes, sir?

Send Dirksen a box of Havanas.

Walter, get ready to move on it.

You know, this could be your lucky day.

You might be able to vote

your conscience on the Farm Bill.

I like to think that is the only way

that I ever vote.

Spoken like a true one-term senator.

Means why haven't you

endorsed me for president?

You haven't announced.

Beside the point.

- I like to hope that...

- You like Kennedy.

Senator Kennedy and I,

we share many principles.

You know, you got your show horses

and your workhorses.

Now, Kennedy's a show horse:

Easy on the eyes...

...but when you need your field plowed,

he won't leave the barn.

I hear you, but what is most important...

- ...to me...

- Hold that thought.

Hello there, this is Lyndon Johnson.

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