As an ordinary french citizen I had never heard of this dude - Huey Long. And this TV movie has never been aired in France, at least I guess. But it is worth watching. Eddy Asner is absolutely terrific as this politician. Very impressive performance. And I don't know why, but his performance, besides the story itself, reminds me the two adaptations, the two films that were ALL THE KING'S MEN, starring Broderick - machine gun talking - Crawford for the Robert Rossen's film, and Sean Penn for the remake. Same kind of tales and characters. The rise and fall of non ordinary people. A scheme used a billion times in movie history, especially for politicians and gangsters. The scene when he passes away is outstanding. I have rarely seen a character, on screen, dying this way. Very realistic sequence. A flawless TV feature.
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