Director: Ron Shelton
Writer: Blaze Starr, Huey Perry, Ron Shelton
Stars: Paul Newman, Lolita Davidovich, Jerry Hardin, Gailard Sartain, Jeffrey DeMunn
Countries: United States
This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr. When Earl and Blaze move in together, Earl’s opponents use this to attack his controversial political program, which included civil rights for blacks in the 1950’s. Can Earl keep Blaze and retain control of the state?