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Maidstone (1970)

Norman T. Kingsley, famous movie director, runs for President.

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Norman Mailer

Writer:

Norman Mailer
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Cast

Credited cast:
Norman Mailer ... Norman T. Kingsley
Rip Torn ... Raoul Rey O'Houlihan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Austin Paul Austin
Joy Bang ... Joy Broom
Ann Barry Ann Barry
Beverly Bentley ... Chula Mae Kingsley
Eddie Bonette Eddie Bonette
Steve Borton Steve Borton
Robert Byrne Robert Byrne
Jean Campbell Jean Campbell ... Jeanne Cardigan
Paul Carroll Paul Carroll
Lang Clay Lang Clay
Harold Conrad Harold Conrad
Lee Cook Lee Cook ... Lazarus
Billy Copley Billy Copley
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Norman T. Kingsley, famous movie director, runs for President.

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Will Norman Mailer turn the White House into a bawdy house?

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1971 (USA) See more »

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New York, USA

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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The fight between Norman Mailer and Rip Torn was real. Torn was outraged with Mailer's direction and attacked Mailer with a hammer. Mailer bit Torn's ear during the fight and the blood shed by both is real. See more »

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I Just Want to Make Love to You
Written by Willie Dixon (uncredited)
Performed by Isaac Hayes
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Not the most wretched movie ever made, but close
11 March 2002 | by wjficklingSee all my reviews

This film can be considered significant only as a tribute to Norman Mailer's monumental ego. It is a total bore, and there is hardly anything memorable about it. The only thing that is memorable is a scene in which Rip Torn unexpectedly bites Mailer on the ear, hard enough to draw blood. This causes Mailer and Torn to come out of character and have a real confrontation, in which Beverly Bentley, Mailer's wife at the time, inserts herself. Other than that, completely forgettable.


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