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All the Kings Men - movie

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  • Center Left
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    I know this is off topic but tonight I watched a very good movie. I suggest you pull it up on Netflix and consider watching it.

    All the Kings Men is or was a movie made about politics in Louisiana in the early 1950's. Starring Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, James Gandolfini, and Anthony Perkins. It involves a poor politician who ran for governor by promising to the poor: roads, schools, and other things while the states wealthy citizens and Standard Oil company didn't want to pay for a damn thing. It's interesting to get a view of money and politics in the south. I found it very enjoyable and I think you may as well.

    It was interesting how classes of people can live without any thought about the other half of a state. Even those with money can have a past worth taking a closer look at.

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    TJ Wrote:

    I know this is off topic but tonight I watched a very good movie. I suggest you pull it up on Netflix and consider watching it.

    All the Kings Men is or was a movie made about politics in Louisiana in the early 1950's. Starring Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, James Gandolfini, and Anthony Perkins. It involves a poor politician who ran for governor by promising to the poor: roads, schools, and other things while the states wealthy citizens and Standard Oil company didn't want to pay for a damn thing. It's interesting to get a view of money and politics in the south. I found it very enjoyable and I think you may as well.

    It was interesting how classes of people can live without any thought about the other half of a state. Even those with money can have a past worth taking a closer look at.

    I will try and get this one. We don't have Netflix yet but Mrs. Bird and I have been talking about it. I think it is supposed to be about Huey Long but I could be wrong.
  • Center Left
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    We have the dvd, it may on youtube. It's really good.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Note that the original movie, All the Kings Men, was released in 1949.

    The remake with Sean Penn was released in 2006.

    All the Kings Men (2006)

    All the Kings Men (1949)