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Director:
Writers:
Robert Stone (screenplay)
Robert Stone (novel)
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Release Date:
12 March 1971 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Love it or leave it See more »
Plot:
A radio station in the Deep South becomes the focal point of a right-wing conspiracy. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
(9 articles)
Blu-ray Release: Rollerball (1975)
 (From Disc Dish. 18 April 2014, 3:22 PM, PDT)

Blu-ray Release: Wusa
 (From Disc Dish. 22 May 2013, 1:18 PM, PDT)

DVD Release: King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis
 (From Disc Dish. 7 January 2013, 2:19 PM, PST)

User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Paul Newman ... Rheinhardt

Joanne Woodward ... Geraldine

Anthony Perkins ... Rainey

Laurence Harvey ... Farley

Pat Hingle ... Bingamon

Don Gordon ... Bogdanovich

Michael Anderson Jr. ... Marvin
Leigh French ... Girl

Bruce Cabot ... King Wolyoe

Cloris Leachman ... Philomene

Moses Gunn ... Clotho

Wayne Rogers ... Minter

Robert Quarry ... Noonan
Skip Young ... Rep. Jimmy Snipe
B.J. Mason ... Roosevelt Berry
Sahdji ... Hollywood
Geoff Edwards ... Irving - Disc Jockey
Hal Baylor ... Shorty

Clifton James ... Speed - Sailor in Bar
Tol Avery ... Senator
Paul Hampton ... Rusty Fargo
Jerry Catron ... Sidewinder Bates
Geraldine West ... First Matron (as Geraldine B. West)
Lucille Benson ... Second Matron
Susan Batson ... Teenage Girl

Zara Cully ... White Haired Woman
Preservation Hall Jazz Band (as The Preservation Hall Jazz Band of New Orleans)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kristin Andersen ... Playboy Bunny (uncredited)
Jeff Barr ... Man at Political Rally (uncredited)
Jim Boles ... Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... (uncredited)

David Huddleston ... Heavy Man (uncredited)

Diane Ladd ... Barmaid at Railroad Station (uncredited)
Laird Stuart ... Bobby (uncredited)

Jesse Vint ... Young Doctor (uncredited)
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Directed by
Stuart Rosenberg 
 
Writing credits
Robert Stone (screenplay)

Robert Stone (novel "A Hall of Mirrors")

Produced by
John Foreman .... producer
Hank Moonjean .... associate producer
Paul Newman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
 
Cinematography by
Richard Moore (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bob Wyman 
 
Casting by
Hoyt Bowers (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Philip M. Jefferies  (as Philip Jefferies)
 
Set Decoration by
William Kiernan 
 
Costume Design by
Travilla 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist: Miss Woodward
Lynn F. Reynolds .... makeup artist (as Lynn Reynolds)
Lorraine Roberson .... hairdresser
Jack Wilson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Austen Jewell .... unit production manager
Arthur S. Newman Jr. .... unit production manager (as Arthur Newman Jr.)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leslie Gorall .... assistant director
Hank Moonjean .... assistant director
Clancy Herne .... assistant director (uncredited)
Hawk Koch .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Anthony Bavero .... prop master (uncredited)
James F. Orendorff .... construction manager (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jerry Jost .... sound recordist
Richard Portman .... sound recordist
Terrance Emerson .... sound cable man (uncredited)
Bill Hank .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Dean Hodges .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
May Boss .... stunts (uncredited)
Carol Daniels .... stunts (uncredited)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert J. Banks .... gaffer (uncredited)
William N. Clark .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Richard Debolt .... camera & mechanical design (uncredited)
Lloyd Isbell .... grip (uncredited)
Roger Shearman .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Norma Brown .... wardrobe: ladies
Bill Smith .... wardrobe: men
Nat Tolmach .... wardrobe: men
 
Music Department
Lalo Schifrin .... conductor
Richard Hazard .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Al Mack .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Betty Crosby .... script supervisor
M. James Arnett .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Annabelle King .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving violence, drug and alcohol use, sexual content and nudity
Runtime:
115 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Sweden:15 | UK:AA | USA:GP | USA:PG-13 (certificate #22300)
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Trivia:
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!"
[with comic irony]
Rheinhardt:Terrific!
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Movie Connections:
References Uncle Tom's Cabin (1965)See more »
Soundtrack:
Glory RoadSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Misguided drama, 16 July 2012
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

"WUSA" was a box office failure when it was released to theaters, was not resurrected that much on television, and it never got a home video release until recently. Seeing it, I think I can understand why there aren't that many people supporting the movie over the years. One big mistake the movie makes is with the radio station itself. It's supposed to be an influential and controversial radio station, but the movie seems very shy in showing it to us. It takes over a half hour from the beginning for Newman to start working for the radio station, and not once during the almost two hour running time do we actually get to HEAR the broadcasts that have both attracted an audience as well as people condemning it. The acting (particularly by Perkins) is good, and the movie is refreshingly downbeat, but overall I would only recommend the movie to those few viewers who are attracted to 1970s film cynicism - and even they might have issues with the movie.

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