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The Big Brass Ring ()


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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 more »

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Blake
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Kim
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Dinah
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Cela (as Irene Jacob)
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Kinzel
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Billy
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Sheldon Buckle
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Garne Strickland
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Pacxy Barragan
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Young Billy
Thomas Patrick Kelly ...
Young Blake
Mack Harrell ...
Homer Dix
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B.C. Dix
F. Joseph Schulte ...
Senator Jack Moorehead
Peggy Freisen ...
Gigi Moorehead (as Peggy Friesen)
F.X. Feeney ...
Rusty
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Thad Cottrell IV
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Chigger
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'ETC' News Anchor
Brent J. Williams ...
Speechwriter #1
George Hickenlooper Sr. ...
Speechwriter #2
Randy Blount ...
Speechwriter #3
Terrence Burton ...
Lucius
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Amy
Charles Brennan ...
Reporter #1 (as Charles Brennon)
Matushka Lindo Briggs ...
Reporter #2
Joe Rodriguez ...
Reporter #3 (as Joe Rodriquez)
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Reporter #4
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Little John John
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Yacht Steward
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Waiter
Bill Boll ...
Madame Boll
Andrew Maas ...
Key Aide
Audra Sherman ...
Supporter #1
Elena Tsavaris ...
Supporter #2
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Supporter #3
Rolondo Colon ...
Homeless Man
Stacey Mannari ...
Jack Moorehead's Daughter
Joe Edwards ...
Dignitary #1
Dan Hamilton ...
Dignitary #2
Anthony Guneratne ...
Educator
H. Ben Morgenthau ...
Educator
Susan Gummersbach ...
Socialite
Barbara Wenger ...
Socialite
Dick Ford ...
Anchor
Mandy Murphey ...
Anchor
Brenda Stanton ...
Anchor
Cree Craig ...
Anchor
Leslie Lyles ...
Anchor
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Aide
Doug Hart ...
Aide (as Rod Beaumont)
Fuller French ...
Aide
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Little Boy
Sam Hickerson ...
Little Boy
Joseph Schoen ...
Leather Boy Singer
Jesse Lawson ...
Leather Boy Singer
Eric Todd Rushing ...
Louis Quatorze Dancer
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Louis Quatorze Dancer (as Jerry Gore)
Jeffrey Pruett ...
Lous Quatorze Dancer
Joey Neal ...
Louis Quatorze Dancer
Matt Swanston ...
Louis Quatorze Dancer
Danny Arns ...
Louis Quatorze Dancer
Dan Stevens ...
Dan Stevens' Paradise Orchestra
Elmer Feltner ...
Dan Stevens' Paradise Orchestra
Jay Hartig ...
Dan Stevens' Paradise Orchestra
Randy Holmes ...
Dan Stevens' Paradise Orchestra
Dan Smith ...
Dan Stevens' Paradise Orchestra
Don Schroeder ...
Dan Stevens' Paradise Orchestra
Larry Kornfeld ...
Dan Stevens' Paradise Orchestra
Jerry Frischer ...
Dan Stevens' Paradise Orchestra
John Maglasang ...
Dan Stevens' Paradise Orchestra
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Pellerind Aide (uncredited)
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Katie (uncredited)
Anthony Mullin ...
Agent #1 - Security Detail (uncredited)
Stephen Potter ...
Extra (uncredited)
Alan Sciranko ...
Extra (uncredited)

Directed by

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George Hickenlooper

Written by

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Orson Welles ... (earlier screenplay) and
Oja Kodar ... (earlier screenplay)
 
F.X. Feeney ... (screenplay) &
George Hickenlooper ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Michael Beugg ... line producer
Willi Bär ... executive producer (as Willi Baer)
Boaz Davidson ... executive producer
Danny Dimbort ... executive producer
Fuller French ... co-producer
Samuel Hadida ... executive producer
Avi Lerner ... executive producer
Andrew Pfeffer ... producer
Trevor Short ... executive producer
John Thompson ... executive producer
Donald Zuckerman ... producer

Music by

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Thomas Morse ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Kramer Morgenthau ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jim Makiej

Editorial Department

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Terra Abroms ... post-production coordinator
Joe Fineman ... executive post-production consultant
Jim Towne ... assistant editor
Lisa Willinger ... assistant editor
Chuck Winston ... color timer: St. Louis crew

Casting By

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Rick Montgomery

Production Design by

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Jerry Fleming

Art Direction by

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Ryan Ong

Set Decoration by

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Betty Berberian

Costume Design by

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Alexandra Welker

Makeup Department

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Allan A. Apone ... department head makeup (as Allan Apone)
Adam Brandy ... department head makeup: St. Louis crew
Lisa Brockman-Kalz ... makeup assistant: St. Louis crew (as Lisa Brockman)
Theresa Miller ... hair assistant: St. Louis crew
Patrina O'Connor ... hair assistant (as Patrina O'Conner)
Rick Provenzano ... department head hair
Ron Snyder ... key makeup artist
Barron Winchester ... makeup assistant: St. Louis crew

Production Management

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Michael Beugg ... unit production manager
George Gale ... post-production supervisor
Wendy Riseborough ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Danny Green ... second assistant director
Mark Anthony Little ... first assistant director
Kevin Burget ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Sydney Barrosse ... assistant props
Jay Beauvais ... swing: St. Louis
Tommy Biondo ... prop production assistant: St. Louis (as Tommy D. Biondo)
David Cisneros ... propmaker
Michael Courville ... property master (as Michel Courville)
Cat Dawson ... assistant props: St. Louis (as Cat Cacciatore)
William DeBiasio ... swing
Lance DeSpain ... lead scenic (as Lance Despain)
Tanya Dillow ... swing: St. Louis
Susana Inés Fattorini ... assistant art director (as Susana Ines Fattorini)
Emily Haack ... set decoration production assistant: St. Louis
Terry Hargis ... leadman
James Harrison ... lead man: St. Louis
Darren Hoofard ... assistant props
William Jackson Jr. ... propmaker (as William Jackson)
Brent Jaimes ... swing: St. Louis
Michael Loui ... propmaker: St. Louis
Jane Lowell ... propmaker: St. Louis
Charles Miller ... construction coordinator (as Chuck Miller)
Joe Monaco ... swing
Wendy Norton ... art department intern
Ryan Paravecchio ... art department production assistant
John Park ... propmaker
Lisa Robinson ... on-set dresser
Chris Schultz ... swing
Mark Snelgrove ... swing
Aaron Thomas ... propmaker: St. Louis
Jack Thomas ... construction coordinator: St. Louis
Patrick Tonioli ... lead scenic
Jim Tudor ... swing: St. Louis
Clark Woodman ... on-set dresser production assistant: St. Louis

Sound Department

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Glenn Auchinachie ... re-recording mixer: St. Louis crew / sound designer: St. Louis crew
Frank Buckner ... sound production assistant
Ryan Davidson ... adr recordist: St. Louis crew
Dee Dee Davis ... sound supervisor: St. Louis crew (as DeeDee Davis)
Evelyn Dutton ... foley artist: St. Louis crew (as Evie Dutton)
Jeff Heyveld ... foley editor: St. Louis crew / foley recordist: St. Louis crew
Brian Koser ... assistant sound editor: St. Louis crew
Lynda Lane ... assistant sound editor: St. Louis crew
Ross Levy ... utility sound technician
Peter V. Meiselmann ... sound mixer
Sterling Moore ... boom operator
Paul Ratajczak ... re-recording mixer: St. Louis crew
Lance Wiseman ... dialogue editor: St. Louis crew / re-recording mixer: St. Louis crew

Special Effects by

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Jay Combs ... special effects (as J. Combs)
Barron Winchester ... special effects: St. Louis crew

Visual Effects by

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Christopher Dusendschon ... in-show optical process and effects compositor: THDX (uncredited) / optical element Hazeltine colorist: THDX (uncredited)

Stunts

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James Fierro ... stunt double: Kinzel
John Perretti ... stunt coordinator
Randy Popplewell ... stunt double: Pellarin
Rudyard Moncayo ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Travis Akin ... electrician: St. Louis crew
Tom Barrett ... electrician: St. Louis crew
Paul F. Barron ... grip (as Paul Barron)
David Basch ... best boy electric: St. Louis crew
Chris Benson ... camera production assistant: St. Louis crew
J.P. Brennan ... grip: St. Louis crew
Ron Burchfield ... best boy grip
Daniel Butler ... grip: St. Louis crew
Don Cerrone ... key grip
Russ I. Conklin ... rigging electrician (as Russell Conklin)
Thomas A. Curran ... grip (as Thomas Curran)
Don Devine ... camera operator
Adam Dodds ... rigging gaffer
Jonathan Edelman ... gaffer
Warren Feldman ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Danial Fisher ... electrician
Eric Fletcher ... first assistant camera: second unit, St. Louis crew
Jason Gettings ... grip
David Ghegan ... electrician
Ted Gregg ... grip: St. Louis crew
Alec Harrison ... electrician: St. Louis crew
Wm. Terrell Hasker ... grip
Brian Hayden ... electrician: St. Louis crew
Gordon Hayman ... grip: St. Louis crew
Jennifer Ann Henry ... second assistant camera (as Jennifer Henry)
Sean C. Hise ... first assistant camera (as Sean Hise)
David Houlle ... best boy grip: St. Louis crew
Andy C. Huber ... best boy electric (as Andy Huber)
John Huston ... director of photography: second unit, St. Louis crew
Trevor Ketterling ... grip: St. Louis crew
Bobby Kirk ... electrician: St. Louis crew (as Robert James Kirk)
Gary Kirtland ... grip (as Gary Kirkland)
Mark Luther ... first assistant camera: second unit, St. Louis crew
Bob Marshak ... still photographer
Michael McCormack ... video playback
Mark Mechelin ... grip
Ken Metz ... grip
Mark Minner ... grip: St. Louis crew
Kevin Moe ... rigging electrician
Michael Ottevanger ... video playback: St. Louis crew (as Mike Ottevanger)
Tony Patterson ... video playback: St. Louis crew
Adam Reisz ... electrician: St. Louis crew
Eric Ritter ... grip: St. Louis crew
Rick Robertson ... video camera operator
Dave Rutherford ... video camera operator: St. Louis crew
Stan Shaffer ... electrician: St. Louis crew
Josh Sinkoski ... electrician (as Josh Sindowski)
Sean Slattery ... grip (as Sean Slatery)
Alan R. Sohn ... electrician: St. Louis crew (as Alan Sohn)
Richard Speed ... electrician: St. Louis crew
Erik Stapelfeldt ... second assistant camera
Jeff Stasney ... camera production assistant
Keith Talley ... dolly grip
Steve Wagner ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jerry Wheat ... electrician: St. Louis crew

Casting Department

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Joe Garcia ... casting associate
Carrie Houk ... casting: St. Louis crew

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Mary-Anne Aston ... costumer
Cynda Flores ... costumer: St. Louis crew
Scott R. Hankins ... costumer (as Scott Hankins)
Sue Ann Hobby ... costumer
Marciann Shapiro ... costume supervisor (as Marci Shapiro)
Cricket Vandover ... costumer: St. Louis crew
Cathy Wilke ... costumer: St. Louis crew

Location Management

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Val Burnley ... location manager
Jane E. Graves ... assistant location manager (as Jane Graves)
Matt Green ... locations assistant: St. Louis crew
Daniel V. Kinkade ... location manager: St. Louis crew (as Dan Kinkade)
Michael Sandknop ... location manager: St. Louis crew
Jonathan Wickens ... assistant location manager: St. Louis crew

Music Department

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Vincenzo LoRusso ... composer: Etc. News theme
Thomas Morse ... conductor / orchestrator
Hector Salazar ... music copyist

Transportation Department

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Joe Barreras ... transportation co-captain
Andre Brandes ... driver
Michael Coady ... driver
Leroy Davis ... transportation co-captain: St. Louis crew
Derek Fisher ... driver
Héctor G. Gallardo ... driver (as Hector Gallardo)
David Gerry ... driver
Chris Gorden ... driver (as Chris Gordan)
Troy Haddock ... driver
Tom Halowell ... driver
Ronn Hejna ... driver: St. Louis crew (as Ron Hejna)
Jim Herbert II ... transportation captain (as Jim Herbert)
Tim C. Liddle ... driver (as Tim Liddle)
Michael Loyd ... driver: St. Louis crew
Ray Loyd ... driver: St. Louis crew
Jack O'Malley ... driver
Mike Painter ... transportation coordinator
Juan Ramirez ... driver
Wesley Rapp ... driver: St. Louis crew
James Seals ... driver: St. Louis crew
John Shamus ... driver: St. Louis crew
Paul Shamus ... driver: St. Louis crew
James Tasch ... driver: St. Louis crew
Mark Tracy ... driver: St. Louis crew
Sal Velásquez ... driver (as Sal Velusquez)
Jeff Verdick ... transportation captain
Ray Villarreal ... driver (as Ray Villarredl)

Other crew

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Robert Arisman ... water safety officer: St. Louis crew
Erica Bamforth ... set production assistant: St. Louis crew
Penelope Bunsen ... post-production accountant: St. Louis crew
Kevin Burget ... second unit supervisor: St. Louis crew
Tom Davidson ... office production assistant
Shobi Devani ... financial controller: St. Louis crew
David Diamond ... set production assistant
Dave Duce ... production assistant: St. Louis crew
Jenny Eagan ... assistant production coordinator
Melissa Ayn Eccles ... associate supervisor: second unit, St. Louis crew (as Melissa Eccles)
Jon E. Edwards ... key set production assistant
Brian D. Fitzgerald ... legal: St. Louis crew
Rachel Flackett ... set production assistant
Jason E. Frankel ... legal: St. Louis crew
Gloria M. Fujita ... set medic (as Gloria Fujita)
Kelvin Garvanne ... set production assistant
Jerry Gilbert ... project coordinator: St. Louis crew
Nancy Hermann ... set production assistant: St. Louis crew (as Nancy Herrmann)
Eric Holmes ... set production assistant: St. Louis crew
Nora Hurley ... insurance: St. Louis crew
Christopher Jackson ... choreography: Louis Quatorze / staging: Louis Quatorze
Greg Jones ... insurance: St. Louis crew
Brian Jun ... set production assistant: St. Louis crew
Rick Kelly ... set production assistant
Paul Knubley ... office production assistant: St. Louis crew
Melissa Kohne ... office production assistant: St. Louis crew
Diane La Fleur ... assistant: Mr. Hurt
Patrick Ladislav ... creative consultant
Todd Lantz ... camel wrangler: St. Louis crew
Eric Layne ... accounting assistant
Barbara Long ... production accountant
Stacey Mannari ... set production assistant
Adam Martin ... set production assistant
Jennifer Mechner ... assistant: Mr. Hickenlooper
Terri Modjallal ... craft service
Michael Morris Jr. ... animal trainer: Bob Dunn's Animal Service (as Mike Morris)
Andrea Netze ... key set production assistant
Pete Nicolazzi ... stand-in
Kevin Perry ... office production assistant
Monika Petrillo ... script supervisor (as Monika von Manteuffel)
Nerissa Politzer ... animal trainer: Bob Dunn's Animal Service (as Nerrisa Politzer)
Chris Raffaele ... production assistant: St. Louis crew
Michelle Ruiz ... staff: St. Louis crew
Eric Todd Rushing ... choreography: Louis Quatorze / staging: Louis Quatorze
Denise Sanders ... animal trainer: Bob Dunn's Animal Service
Julie Shafer ... staff: St. Louis crew
Perry Suppa ... staff: St. Louis crew
Jesse Tobin ... set production assistant
Chris Torres ... production assistant: St. Louis crew
Kay Watkins ... craft service: St. Louis crew
Beverly Werner ... set medic: St. Louis crew
Jason Zolov ... production office coordinator
Rick Lipton ... dialogue coach: Ewan Stewart, pre-production (uncredited)

Thanks

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Casey Adams ... special thanks
Steve Altman ... special thanks
Rodney Bingenheimer ... special thanks
Sam Bottoms ... special thanks
Bryan Brandt-Barbdwyer ... special thanks: leather outfits
Chris Carter ... special thanks
Michael Cimino ... special thanks
Michael Colgan ... special thanks (as Michael Hughes)
Jacey Corchrane ... special thanks: KSD Radio
Gary R. Cox ... special thanks (as Gary Cox)
Paul Cullum ... special thanks
Suzanne D'Mello ... special thanks
Peter Derenski ... special thanks
Dan Devereux ... special thanks
Doris Devereux ... special thanks
Joe Edwards ... special thanks
Cassian Elwes ... special thanks
Steve Goedde ... special thanks (as Steve Diet Goedde)
Matthew Greenberg ... special thanks
Anthony Guneratne ... special thanks
Sue Gurnmerbach ... special thanks
Tom Gurnmerbach ... special thanks
Doug Hart ... special thanks
Jim Herzog ... special thanks
Steve Hochman ... special thanks
George Jones ... special thanks
Oja Kodar ... special thanks
Bill Krohn ... special thanks
Stan Lane ... special thanks
James Leonis ... special thanks: St. Louis Film Office (as Jim Leonis)
Kelly MacDowell ... special thanks
Malcom MacDowell ... special thanks
Joel Milner ... special thanks
Chris Petersen ... special thanks
Hylda Queally ... special thanks
Spencer Rice ... special thanks
Barry Spikings ... special thanks
Andrew Sugerman ... special thanks (as Andrew Sugarman)
Shelley Surpin ... special thanks (as Shelly Surpin)
Keith Talley ... special thanks
Finn Taylor ... special thanks
Christopher Walken ... special thanks
Matthew Warren ... special thanks (as Matt Warren)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines You can't buy absolution...What you seek is something that can only be given. See more »
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Parents Guide Add content advisory for parents »
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Also Known As
  • Les rênes du pouvoir (France)
  • Die Akte Romero (Germany)
  • Die Macht der Lüge (Germany)
  • La gran roda del poder (Spain, Catalan title)
  • La gran rueda del poder (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Budget $7,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Based on a well known un-produced script by Orson Welles. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections References Citizen Kane (1941). See more »
Soundtracks Mortal Thoughts See more »
Quotes [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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