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The Big Brass Ring (1999)

 -  Drama  -  23 June 2000 (Spain)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cela (as Irene Jacob)
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Sheldon Buckle
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Homer Dix
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F. Joseph Schulte ...
Senator Jack Moorehead
Peggy Freisen ...
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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You can't buy absolution...What you seek is something that can only be given. 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)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Based on a well known un-produced script by Orson Welles See more »

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Despite both gubernatorial candidates apparently being from Missouri, they sport deep south accents. This is never explained. 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 Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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Composed by Christopher Curtis
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A muddled and stagnant mess of a movie
10 August 2002 | by (West Frankfort, Illinois) – See all my reviews

The Big Brass Ring apparently never made it to a movie theater, and doesn't get anywhere else, either. The script, credited posthumously to Orson Welles, takes a number of twists and turns, but they are neither clever or clear. William Hurt portrays Missouri gubernatorial candidate Blake Pellarin, an independent running against another independent, which is unlikely enough. The fact that both candidates sport Southern accents even though it is set in Missouri is another peculiarity that is never explained. Miss it and you'll be better off.


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