MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 17,587 this week

The Big Brass Ring (1999)

 -  Drama  -  23 June 2000 (Spain)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 592 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 13 critic

Blake Pellarin is on the campaign trail to become governor of the state of Missouri. While making a stop in St. Louis, a chance encounter brings his past back to haunt him. Will the truth ... See full summary »

Writers:

(earlier screenplay), (earlier screenplay), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 11 titles
created 20 Aug 2011
 
a list of 121 titles
created 14 Oct 2011
 
a list of 19 titles
created 02 May 2012
 
a list of 70 titles
created 11 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 78 titles
created 26 Nov 2012
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Big Brass Ring (1999)

The Big Brass Ring (1999) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Big Brass Ring.
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer

Director: George Hickenlooper
Stars: Rodney Bingenheimer, David Bowie, Joey Ramone
The Low Life (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

John came to Hollywood to get that one big break in life. Years have passed since and all he has to show for are a menial job, unpaid bills and airhead friends and he's getting sick of it all. Is there a way out of this downward spiral?

Director: George Hickenlooper
Stars: Rory Cochrane, Sean Astin, Kyra Sedgwick
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A romantic suspense-comedy about CIA agent Harry (Bill Pullman) and SVR agent Natasha (Irene Jacob) fighting to save the world, their lives and secret love in the post cold war Helsinki.

Director: Ilkka Järvi-Laturi
Stars: Bill Pullman, Irène Jacob, Bruno Kirby
Two Ninas (1999)
Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When two beautiful women fall for the unluckiest guy in the world his life takes on delicious complications.

Director: Neil Turitz
Stars: Amanda Peet, Ron Livingston, Bray Poor
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In addition to declaring that Katharine's (Lynn Redgrave) head and heart line are hopelessly fused into one "simian line", eccentric palm reader/fortune-teller Arnita (Tyne Daly) makes a ... See full summary »

Director: Linda Yellen
Stars: Lynn Redgrave, Jamey Sheridan, Harry Connick Jr.
Action | Thriller | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Do Not Disturb tells the story of an American family in Amsterdam whose mute 10 year old daughter witnesses a murder. The murderers chase the child through nightly Amsterdam.

Director: Dick Maas
Stars: William Hurt, Jennifer Tilly, Francesca Brown
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A period film, set around an English country house whose owners want to arrange a marriage of convenience between their elder daughter and an aristocratic heir of a hard-up noble family. ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Miles
Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Joan Collins, Timothy Spall
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

People and life can be cruel, and in their face, Fannette is cool: toward an old acquaintance, to her daughter, to colleagues. Beneath the surface, she roils with passion for a lost love, ... See full summary »

Director: Tonie Marshall
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, William Hurt, Bernard Le Coq
Predskazaniye (1993)
Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Eldar Ryazanov
Stars: Oleg Basilashvili, Irène Jacob, Andrey Sokolov
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A modernized version of the story which inspired Verdi's opera, "La Forza del Destino".

Director: Gregory Nava
Stars: William Hurt, Timothy Hutton, Melissa Leo
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

In 1986, David Whitman came home, contaminated his wife and child, and watched them die. Years later, he leads a hazmat team investigating an industrial accident near Budapest. One ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Hickox
Stars: William Hurt, Natascha McElhone, Peter Weller
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Derek Dunsay
Stars: Derek Dunsay, Shawn Andrews, Christopher Meloni
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Blake
...
Kim
...
Dinah
...
Cela (as Irene Jacob)
Ewan Stewart ...
Kinzel
...
Billy
...
Sheldon Buckle
...
Garne Strickland
...
Pacxy Barragan
...
Young Billy
Thomas Patrick Kelly ...
Young Blake
Mack Harrell ...
Homer Dix
...
B.C. Dix
F. Joseph Schulte ...
Senator Jack Moorehead
Peggy Freisen ...
Gigi Moorehead (as Peggy Friesen)
Edit

Storyline

Blake Pellarin is on the campaign trail to become governor of the state of Missouri. While making a stop in St. Louis, a chance encounter brings his past back to haunt him. Will the truth ruin his chances for office or will he land the "Big Brass Ring"? Written by Michael Presky

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

In pursuit of power, the only thing worse than denying the truth - is telling it. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some graphic sexuality, and for language and some violence | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

23 June 2000 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy rézgyûrû  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The "big brass ring" of the title is a reference to the high brass rings found in old fashioned gyms and swimming pools, which one was supposed to jump up to and grab. As such it is a metaphor for that which is difficult to attain or at least hard to keep hold of. See more »

Goofs

Despite both gubernatorial candidates apparently being from Missouri, they sport deep south accents. This is never explained. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kim: Abraham Lincoln said it best: it is common enough that we triumph under adversity, but if you truly wish to test a man's character, give him power.
See more »

Connections

Remake of The Big Brass Ring (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Then She'll Be Mine
Composed by Fuller French
Used by permission of Fuller French
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
No lost gem
24 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

This film's one source of interest is that it is based on a screenplay co-written by Orson Welles. Sadly it is quite simply a bad script - convoluted, pretentious, and unmoving. There is nothing here to dispel the fact that in his latter years Welles was a tragic figure who had long since lost the brilliance he had exhibited in the first half of his life. The script, bad acting, and low-budget conspire to give this film turkey status.


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Mr. F.X. Feeney's comments on the film septimus-3
Special Thanks Bixbyfan
Discuss The Big Brass Ring (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?