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Release Date: December 29th, 2002

DVD Release Date: March 25th, 2003

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
This film is a dramatization of the decision-making behind the Johnson administration's escalation of the Vietnam War in the mid 1960s. As Lyndon Johnson (Michael Gambon) agonizes over sending more troops to Southeast Asia, he is given contradictory advice from Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara (Alec Baldwin) and Secretary of State Dean Rusk (John Aylward). The president also attempts to build his Great Society at home, while balancing the war's increasing drain on the nation's resources.

Cast: Michael Gambon, Donald Sutherland, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill, James Frain, Felicity Huffman, Frederic Forrest, John Aylward

Director: John Frankenheimer

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Miramax

Distributors: HBO

Keywords: 1960s, Friend, Transformation, Fall, Tense, Sacrifice, Wife

Awards

Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Nominated Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie