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Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long ()

directed by Thomas Schlamme
featuring Matt Craven, Ann Dowd, John Goodman, Bob Gunton, Anne Heche

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Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long - Thomas Schlamme
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Originally made for cable television, this biographical drama chronicles the life of Huey P. Long (John Goodman), whose corrupt political machine dominated Louisiana for years. The movie opens with a 1930's newsreel giving a report on Long's plan to a run for U.S. President while depicting him as a demagogue in the tradition of Hitler and Mussolini. Shortly after the newsreel, Long is gunned down by an assassin, and the story is told in flashbacks as he reflects on his rise from humble beginnings, to Governor of Louisiana, ...