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WUSA (1970)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 12 March 1971 (Sweden)
A radio station in the Deep South becomes the focal point of a right-wing conspiracy.

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Minter
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Roosevelt Berry
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Storyline

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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12 March 1971 (Sweden)  »

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Hall of Mirrors  »

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$4,800,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This went into production as " Hall of Mirrors ". See more »

Quotes

Rheinhardt: [at the microphone, supposedly trying to calm a panicked crowd] Fellow Americans. Fellow Americans. Let us consider the American way. The American way... is innocence. In each and every situation we must display an innocence that is so vast and awesome that the entire world is reduced by it. When our boys drop a napalm bomb on a cluster of gibbering slants, it's a bomb with a heart. And inside the heart of that bomb, mysteriously but truly present, is a fat, little old lady on her way to the ...
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Referenced in The Zodiac Killer (1971) See more »

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A powerful piece
11 August 2004 | by (Columbia, Maryland) – See all my reviews

I have to agree with those who praise this film and realize that its not everyone's cup of tea. Although I appreciate the criticisms that some reviewers have leveled, it is wise to keep in mind that it is unfair to criticize a film 30+ years after its release through a contemporary lens. The sense of humor that some have found "lacking" is something that develops with the objectivity of lapsed time. During the late 1960's, many of us found little humor in the assassinations and general insanity that seemed to fill the political landscape. Like the previous reviewer, I, too, have been looking for this film for years and hope to see it on DVD one day soon. I found it to be a powerful piece.


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