Release Date: 1989
DVD Release Date: April 6th, 2004
R|1 hr 58 min
This bawdy comedy is loosely based on the real-life relationship between Earl Long (Paul Newman), the governor of Louisiana, and burlesque performer Blaze Starr (Lolita Davidovich). While Long and his lovely lady carry on their scandalous affair, the politician also has his mind on more serious matters, including the right for local black citizens to vote. Although Long's opponents try to use his many eccentricities against him, the feisty public figure won't go down without a fight.
Director: Ron Shelton
Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV