This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe. Many actors play multiple roles, giving the film a stagy tone.
In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges ... See full summary »
James Hatcher embezzles ten million dollars from a joint mafia/CIA operation, leaving them squabbling with each other. Unemployed Lewis Kinney gets caught up in the intrigue, and must try ... See full summary »
Prizefighter Mason loses his opening fight so wife Rose leaves him for Hollywood. Without her around Mason trains and starts winning. Rose comes back and wants Mason to dump his manager Regan and replace him with her secret lover Lewis.
This movie is absolutely top-drawer. It was released right around the time when there were numerous scandals in the news regarding TV evangelists. The acting was wonderful and the writing was stupendous. I recommend viewing this movie if you ever have the chance to see it. I have been somewhat dismayed, however, to find that there is apparently nowhere to purchase this movie... and I have tried just about everywhere. If anybody out there has any pull with anyone, please see that this movie gets another chance to see the light of day!
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