A middle-aged Louisiana governor falls in love with a young stripper, which jeopardizes his political career and the radical policies which have made him a controversial figure.

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This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr. When Earl and Blaze move in together, Earl's opponents use this to attack his controversial political program, which included civil rights for blacks in the 1950's. Can Earl keep Blaze and retain control of the state? Written by Reid Gagle

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13 December 1989 (USA)  »

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Blaze - Eine gefährliche Liebe  »

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$19,131,246 (USA)
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Trivia

The year this film was shot there was an election in Louisiana. One of the items to vote on was bill that had many different state projects. It was defeated the same day the crew was filming the funeral scene overnight in the Capital Building in Baton Rouge. The crew had to leave before all the props could be removed, including the coffin. The defeated bill was laid in the coffin by someone before the next daily legislative session began. See more »

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In the last long shot, reflection of camera helicopter is visible in glass door of building. See more »

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Blaze Starr: I thought that going to bed could mean a little more than thrashing around all night in wild ecstasy. I thought it could mean cuddling and toasty warmth, sharing one's innermost needs and fears. That's what gettin' naked truly means to me. That's what sex truly is. I'm sorry. It is too bad. I guess you don't ever want to get totally naked with me.
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Blaze
14 April 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

A fun and showy performance by Newman keeps the pace moving, but it is Davidovich who steals the film with a warmth and grace reminiscent of a Rita Hayworth. She's absolutely adorable in the role and the film is successful in other respects as well.


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