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

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A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."  The story is told in flashbacks as he reflects on his rise from humble beginnings, to Governor of Louisiana, and on to U.S. Senator. Long's power in his home state eventually bordered on dictatorship, but he received widespread support from the poor and disenfranchised because of his populist programs, such as providing free schoolbooks and building rural roads. The film also shows the private man behind the public persona, including a poignant scene at a relative's funeral where Long's father reproaches him for lying about his family to garner votes.
Viewer Quote:  "Some really nice sets and period music capture the times of Huey Long. The life is in the capable hands of John Goodman and he delivers magnificently."
Actors: John Goodman, Matt Craven Format: Dvd

Language: English, Dolby Digital 5.1

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1

Run Time: 100min

Region:  0 (playable worldwide)

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