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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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Kim
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Cela (as Irene Jacob)
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Billy
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Sheldon Buckle
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Senator Jack Moorehead
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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)  »

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A nagy rézgyûrû  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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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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Fallen Angels
Composed and Performed by Bill Boll
Courtesy of Headmaster Music
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Why did they bother?
5 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Why do a film from an Orson Welles' script and then change it so much that it might as well be a regular bad film only it now looks worse, if that's possible, because it will be compared to Welles real films. Nothing about it feels like Welles so what was it they found in the material that made them excited about making a film of it. It doesn't hold a candle to any "real" Welles film on any level. William Hurt and the rest of the cast seem to have been encouraged to make as little of every scene as possible. Boring, listless, pointless film that should earn it's writer and director special places in hell for blowing the opportunity for a famously un-produced script to get made.


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