As the successor to a martyred president, Lyndon Johnson hoped to transform America into a "Great Society" of equal opportunity. What he became was the symbol of the most unpopular war in U.S. history. From acclaimed director John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate) comes this powerful drama of soaring ambition and shattered dreams that takes a provocative insider’s look at the way our country goes to war—as seen from inside the LBJ White House leading up to and during Vietnam. Based on public documents and extensive interviews, the film stars Michael Gambon as the former president who allowed himself to be persuaded by his advisors to increase the U.S. military presence in Vietnam at the expense of his vision of a Great Society. Co-starring Donald Sutherland, Bruce McGill, James Frain, Felicity Huffman and Alec Baldwin. Directed by John Frankenheimer; written by Daniel Giat.
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- Avenue Pictures/ Edgar J. Scherick Associates, Inc.
- © 2002 Home Box Office, Inc.
- English (Stereo)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.