TV Movie | Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, War
In the mid 1960s, President Lyndon B. Johnson (Sir Michael Gambon) and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam.
As Governor George Wallace. He previously played Wallace in George Wallace (1997), also directed by John Frankenheimer. The footage of Wallace on television is from Sinise's performance in that mini-series. In the scene right afterwards, he is also shown taking a publicity shot with Lyndon B. Johnson (Sir Michael Gambon), then talking to Johnson, then ending with a press conference.
Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense:
This is a heavily-defended target in a very populated area.
Gen. Earle 'Buzz' Wheeler: The photos are right here, Mr. President ...
Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense: The photos are meaningless! The target is heavily defended. The pilots jettison their bombs while they're under attack. Now, I've been asking for ...
Lyndon B. Johnson was a native Texan. However, Michael Gambon's native British accent occasionally slips in, particularly in the pronunciation of some words ("taught", "fought", "should" or "heart") and the use of some terms that a would be unfamiliar to an American, such as "goobledygook".