In the 50's, in Louisiana, the smart populist, manipulative and wolf hick Willie Stark is elected governor with the support of the lower social classes. He joins a team composed of his bodyguard and friend Sugar Boy; the journalist from an aristocratic family Jack Burden; the lobbyist Tiny Duffy; and his mistress Sadie Burke, to face the opposition of the upper classes. When the influent Judge Irwin supports a group of politicians in their request of impeachment, Stark assigns Jack to find some dirtiness along the life of Irwin, leading to a tragedy in the end.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Voted number one by Forbes Magazine, as the biggest flop in the years spanning 2005-2009. It earned only 9.4 million dollars worldwide on a budget of fifty-five million dollars. See more »
Opening car scene at 3:27, looking at the speedometer, the steering column is visible with the keys and ignition switch on it. This is a replaced steering column from a newer car. Ignition switch on this vehicle should be on the dash. Steering column appears to be from an 80's General Motors vehicle, a common replacement for older vehicles such as this. See more »
You only get a couple of moments that determine your life. Sometimes only one. And then it's gone. Forever.
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Now All you Big-City Three-Star Reviewers Hush Up!
I saw this over the weekend with my best friend who claims to be a full-blown Louisiana c***-a**, and we both really enjoyed it. My friend also tells me that all the Louisiana people she knows wave they hands in the air like Willie Stark, and she even said that her people couldn't talk if you tied their hands up. So all you big-city reviewers complaining about the hand-waving just don't understand that Sean Penn and the rest of 'em just did a good job with their research, that's all. I even asked my friend - was that a true accent (Willie's) and she said "yup". I will grant that sometimes it was a little bit hard to understand, but it was accurate. They even showed some of the film to people in Lousisana to see if it was accurate and not only did they say it was good, but the movie got all good rave reviews down there. So all you nit-picky, itty-bitty big-city know it alls, just hush up. And if you like a movie that looks good and takes an ounce of sense to follow, then you will like this movie.
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