All the King's Men
The rise and fall of a benevolent governor.
Production Year: 2006
October 15, 2013 18:00 (KSA) ~ October 15, 2013 17:00 (CLT)
Modeled after real-life Louisiana depression-era politician Huey Long, All the King's Men tells the story of Willie Stark (Sean Penn), a small-town attorney persuaded into running for governor.
At first he plays a fair game, but when newspaper reporter Jack Burden (Jude Law) informs Stark that his small-town, naïve persona is being utilized by another candidate to split votes, he becomes enraged. From that point forward he fights a full-fledged, gritty political battle against his opponents. His fiery speeches are aimed toward the state's populace: impoverished, working-class, and uneducated voters desperate for change.
Directed by: Steven Zaillian
- Sean Penn
- Jude Law
- Kate Winslet
- James Gandolfini