An acerbic radio talk show host based in Dallas starts what could be an important few days when he discovers that his controversial late night show is about to be "picked up" by a nationwide network of radio stations. However, all is not perfect for him, because on top of troubles with his love life and fears that the management of the network will try to alter the content of his show he has to cope with a neo-nazi group who have been angered by his forthright opinions. Written by
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The original off-Broadway production opened at the Joseph Papp Public Theater/Martinson Hall on May 29, 1987, ran for 210 performances and closed November 29, 1987. The Broadway revival opened at the Longacre Theater on March 11, 2007, ran for 121 performances and closed on June 24, 2007 winning the 2007 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Play. See more »
During the flashback sequence, a Pepsi can with a tapered rim is seen on Jeff Fisher's desk. Dialogue sets the scene during the Carter administration (1977-81), but beverage cans with the tapered design weren't introduced until 1987, around the time the movie was filmed. See more »
Barry and I worked together for over seven years and whenever you threatened him over the air, man he would stick it right back in your face. It was like his dick was flapping in the wind and he'd like to see if he could get an erection. The guy had a little dick but he liked to flap it out there. Then they cut it off, so now he's dead. I don't know if you understand my analogy but it's the clearest one I can make.
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Oliver Stone is not one to shy away from a movie or theme for that matter. He is eager to confront people with their fears or show them their ugly faces in the mirror. Look on his CV for proof! This movie is not an exception, quite on the contrary, it is another gem, that unfortunately not many have seen.
As controversial movies go, this is one that you should be thankful for. A movie that should encourage you to think about you, the people next to you. The prejudices that do exist and that everyone of us has in one form or another. Either we like to admit it or not, but it is easier to categorize people and be like "Ah he's 'xyz', yeah he must be like ...". Now I might be reading too much into it, but I don't believe that. I believe that Oliver Stone is a very intelligent filmmaker and that he was aiming for those things. And if that's something you want to explore (as a movie or within yourself), than watch this film and be excited!
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