This made for HBO film was the last for director John Frankenheimer ("The Manchurian Candidate") before his death. It is merely the latest in a run of very well made films from HBO studios. It is the story of the Lyndon Johnson administration and its involvement in the escalation of the Vietnam War. LBJ could have been one of the greatest presidents this nation ever saw, but poor judgement and even worse advisement got him entrenched in this unwinnable conflict. Michael Gambon as LBJ, Alec Baldwin and Donald Sutherland.