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Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)

A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."

Director:

Thomas Schlamme

Writer:

Paul Monash
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
John Goodman ... Huey P. Long, Jr.
Matt Craven ... Seymour Weiss
Anne Heche ... Aileen Dumont
Ann Dowd ... Rose Long
Bob Gunton ... Franklin D. Roosevelt
Bill Cobbs ... Pullman Porter
Hoyt Axton ... Huey P. Long, Sr.
Kirk Baltz ... Frank Costello
Richard Bradford ... Judge Benjamin Pavy
Jimmie Ray Weeks ... Allen Henderson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Alaskey ... Kingfish (voice)
Greg Baber ... Tom Frady
Keith Bird ... Huey's Crony / Companion
Walter Breaux Walter Breaux ... Warren
Ed Bruce Ed Bruce ... Gov. J.Y. Sanders
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A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."

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Some called him a hero. Some called him the most dangerous man in America.

Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kingfish See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

While set in Louisiana, parts of the film were shot at the Virginia State Capitol, in Richmond. The Seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia is clearly visible on the backs of the legislators' desk chairs. See more »

Connections

Features Triumph des Willens (1935) See more »

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Weak movie, ---weaker motive
26 July 2006 | by pdopdSee all my reviews

John Goodman played a good mean guy, but Huey wasn't a mean guy.

In this movie the main character claims to be Huey, displaying a bad temper and hitting people, hardly an accurate portrayal of the real "Kingfish." Everyone loved Huey, except for a few greedy elitists. Huey opposed the unjust status que, where 85% of the wealth was owned by 5% of the population. They owned the Papers, oil wells and plantations. He was a valiant public servant working hard for the; oppressed, uneducated and poor of Louisiana. These people loved Huey. Consequently, he won the governorship with over 93% of the popular vote. He gave them reason to believe in good government.

Paul Monash wrote an interesting book but not an accurate book. Taking historical liberties to sell a movie, is wrong. But, to taint a fallen hero's character, while doing it is an insult.


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