Arctic prospector Jack McCann, after fifteen years of solitary searching, becomes one of the world's wealthiest men when he literally falls into a mountain of gold in 1925. Years later, in 1945, he lives in luxury on a Caribbean island that he owns. But his wealth brings him no peace of mind as he copes with Helen, his bored, alcoholic wife; Tracy, his dear, but headstrong, daughter who has married a dissolute, philandering social-climber; and Miami mobsters who want his island to build a casino. His life is entangled with the obsessions of those around him with greed, power, and debauchery against a background of occult symbolism. Written by
Jerry Caplin <JCaplin001@aol.com>
Did You Know?
The character of Mayakofsky, played by Joe Pesci
, is a thinly disguised name for real life mob boss Meyer Lansky
. According to Wikipedia, source novelist Marshall Houts
"proposed the theory that American gangster boss Meyer Lansky
was behind the killing of [Harry] Oakes [the real life person Gene Hackman
's Jack McCann is based on], due to Oakes's resistance to casino gambling in the Bahamas". See more
When Jack is run off his motorbike by Charles and Jack gets into Charles's car, a person in a yellow raincoat is reflected in the window of the car. See more
Claude Maillot Van Horn
Please Tracy, tell them who do you think I am. When you look at me, what do you see?
I see, um, a man unbuttoning a new frock for the first time. And trying to get me tipsy while stay sober himself. Because he's beginning to realize I could hold a hell of a lot of liquor. I see a man with other women; secretive, dissatisfied with me. Telling lies, small ones, but needing me more than anything. I see a man who can't pass a mirror without looking into it. A man whose face hangs over ...
References Citizen Kane