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WUSA (1970)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  12 March 1971 (Sweden)
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A radio station in the Deep South becomes the focal point of a right-wing conspiracy.

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Rheinhardt, a cynical drifter, gets a job as an announcer for right-wing radio station WUSA in New Orleans. Rheinhardt is content to parrot WUSA's reactionary editorial stance on the air, even if he doesn't agree with it. Rheinhardt finds his cynical detachment challenged by a lady friend, Geraldine, and by Rainey, a neighbor and troubled idealist who becomes aware of WUSA's sinister, hidden purpose. And when events start spinning out of control, even Rheinhardt finds he must take a stand. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving violence, drug and alcohol use, sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »
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The famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band of New Orleans appears in the film. Preservation Hall on St. Peter Street has been a venue for New Orleans jazz since 1961. See more »

Quotes

Rheinhardt: Americans - remember no matter what anyone says... we're OK! Only in America can a people say, "We're OK!" Now I want you to say that with me. "We're OK!" Say it with me. "We're OK!" Don't whisper it! Say it loud! "We're OK!" I want to feel it! "We're OK!"
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Rheinhardt: Terrific!
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Underrated political gem!
10 July 2004 | by (sparks, nevada) – See all my reviews

I know this film bombed and has some platitudes that are unbelievable script-wise, but I can't believe the ratings people give this. I've been searching for this film for years (having seen in 1970) and it's haunted me. Newman, Woodward, and T. Perkins are awesome with an interesting character by Cloris Leachman. I love the script that has some holes, but 1970 was the perfect year for this type of story.

No matter what your political stance is OR was, this has something for everyone. Throw in Pat Hingle and Laurence Harvey as a preacher, it's Americana at it's most corrupt in a turbulent time (that I almost miss). If you can find this somewhere, give it a shot. An 8 out of 10. Best performance = Anthony Perkins.


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