LBJ: The Early Years Poster

Release Date: 1987

Not Yet Rated|3 hr 12 min

Plot Summary
Prodded by both personal ambition and a sincere desire to help the people of Texas, Lyndon Baines Johnson (Randy Quaid) rises from congressional staffer to member of the House of Representatives to senator through a mixture of personal charm, backroom deals and influence peddling. Aided by his equally ambitious wife, Lady Bird (Patti LuPone), Johnson then squares off against a similarly determined pair of brothers from Massachusetts, John and Bobby Kennedy (Charles Frank, James F. Kelly).

Cast: Randy Quaid, Patti LuPone, Morgan Brittany, Charles Frank, Pat Hingle, Kevin McCarthy, Barry Corbin, James F. Kelly

Director: Peter Werner

Genres: Biography

Keywords: 1940s, Transformation, 1960s, 1950s, Charming, Quest

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Winner Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television