LBJ: The Early Years

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  • Genre(s): Drama TV Movie
  • Release year: 1987
  • Running time: 155 min
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... read more

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).

Original Release

02/01/1987

Cast

Randy Quaid Lyndon Baines Johnson
Patti LuPone Claudia Alta 'Lady Bird' Taylor Johnson
Morgan Brittany Alice Glass
Pat Hingle Sam Rayburn
R.G. Armstrong Samuel Ealey Johnson
Barry Corbin Judge Alvin J. Wirtz
Robin Curtis Jacqueline Kennedy
Charles Frank Bobby Kennedy
James F. Kelly Joseph Kennedy
Kevin McCarthy Billy Bob
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Peter Werner

Cast

Randy Quaid Lyndon Baines Johnson
Patti LuPone Claudia Alta 'Lady Bird' Taylor Johnson
Morgan Brittany Alice Glass
Pat Hingle Sam Rayburn
R.G. Armstrong Samuel Ealey Johnson
Barry Corbin Judge Alvin J. Wirtz
Robin Curtis Jacqueline Kennedy
Charles Frank Bobby Kennedy
James F. Kelly Joseph Kennedy
Kevin McCarthy Billy Bob
Frances Conroy
Jack Blessing Billy Bob
Tony Frank
Jack Garner
Anne Haney Rebekah Baines Johnson
Jerry Hardin Earl
Don Moss Hubert Humphrey
Joan Prather
Sandy Ward Thomas Jefferson Taylor
Ian Wolfe

Producers

Charles W. Fries Executive Producer
John Brice Producer
Sandra Saxon Brice Producer

Editors

Steven Cohen

1988 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Won
1987 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) Nominated
1987 Emmy Outstanding Directing in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1987 Emmy Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special Nominated
1987 Emmy Outstanding Editing for a Miniseries or a Special - Single Camera Production Won
1987 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1987 Emmy Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Miniseries or a Special Nominated
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