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The Big Brass Ring (1999)

R | | Drama | 23 June 2000 (Spain)
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 »

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Billy
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Gigi Moorehead (as Peggy Friesen)
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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

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

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Rated R for some graphic sexuality, and for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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23 June 2000 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy rézgyûrû  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Orson Welles had hoped to direct the film himself in the early 1980s, and to play the role of Minnaker, not least as he has been a "New Deal" Democrat close to Franklin D. Roosevelt, but he was unable to attract enough funding. He had been given a list of six "bankable" stars who could play Pellarin, including Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, Robert Redford and Burt Reynolds, and was told by investors that if he could sign up one of them, then the film could be made; but all six actors refused for various reasons - according to Welles's partner Oja Kodar, Redford was unavailable, Nicholson asked for too much money (he would not work for less than $2 million, which was the entire proposed budget of the film), while both Eastwood and Reynolds were uncomfortable with the film's homosexual subtext, fearing its potential effect on their screen image, and Eastwood in particular feeling that it was at odds with his conservative values. See more »

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In the scene just after Blake (Hurt) and Brandini (Jacob) make love, she is still in bed and is trying to encourage Blake to come public with the truth. She suggests that she might expose him if he doesn't. Blake then yanks the bed covers off exposing her completely naked body. But in the next second, closeup, she is seen with something covering her from the waist down. See more »

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[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.
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References Chimes at Midnight (1965) See more »

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Mortal Thoughts
Written and Performed by Scott Nickoley (ASCAP) and Jamie Dunlap (as Jaime Dunlap) (BMI)
Published by Red Engine Music (ASCAP), Revision West (BMI), Brunello Music (ASCAP), JDSoul Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Mark Ferrari/Mastersource
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Nice campaign
23 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

I never knew running for governor was so leisurely. Plenty of time for extra curricular activities...

The movie was interesting but confusing. I like a little mystery in my movies, but it was tough to keep all the balding white guys with multiple names straight -- especially in the flashbacks.

However, CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour (Irène Jacob) never looked so good.


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