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Maidstone (1970)

| Drama | 1970 (USA)
Norman T. Kingsley, famous movie director, runs for President.

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Norman T. Kingsley, famous movie director, runs for President.

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Will Norman Mailer turn the White House into a bawdy house?

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The fight between Norman Mailer and Rip Torn was real. Torn was outraged with Mailer's direction and attacked Mailer with a hammer. Mailer bit Torn's ear during the fight and the blood shed by both is real. See more »

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Love Theme from 'The Sandpiper' (The Shadow of Your Smile)
Music by Johnny Mandel (uncredited)
Performed by Wes Montgomery
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Not the most wretched movie ever made, but close
11 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

This film can be considered significant only as a tribute to Norman Mailer's monumental ego. It is a total bore, and there is hardly anything memorable about it. The only thing that is memorable is a scene in which Rip Torn unexpectedly bites Mailer on the ear, hard enough to draw blood. This causes Mailer and Torn to come out of character and have a real confrontation, in which Beverly Bentley, Mailer's wife at the time, inserts herself. Other than that, completely forgettable.


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