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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film marks the first (and only) time that renowned actor John Goodman (who also played Huey Long in this film) had received a producing credit. Besides this,He was also credited as executive producer in the 2006 TV revival of Baseball Bunch. See more »

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

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: John Goodman/Tragically Hip (1995) See more »

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john goodman makes this movie
3 January 2002 | by kyle_793See all my reviews

John goodman has proven his acting ability with this movie. It should be considered the height of his career. It is extremely doubtful that any actor could have played Huey P. Long with such conviction and believability as John Goodman. Combined with a lovely performance by anne heche, the movie is an acting coup. A must-see for lovers of historical films.


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