Path to War

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Path to War ★★½ 2002

Covers the period from the night of President Lyndon B. Johnson's (Gambon) inauguration in 1965 to his 1968 decision not to seek reelection because of the escalating war in Vietnam. While the British Gambon has Johnson's mannerisms down, he can't manage the Texas drawl, which is a real handicap. Baldwin plays Defense Secretary Robert McNamara and Sutherland is Johnson adviser Clark Clifford. 160m/C VHS, DVD . Michael Gambon, Alec Baldwin, Donald Sutherland, John Aylward, Cliff DeYoung, Christopher Eigeman, Frederic Forrest, James Frain, Philip Baker Hall, Felicity Huffman, Patricia Kalember, Bruce McGill, Tom Skerritt, Diana Scarwid, Gary Sinise; D: John Frankenheimer; W: Daniel Giat; C: Stephen Goldblatt, Nancy Schreiber; M: Gary Chang. CABLE