Blaze Poster

Release Date: 1989

DVD Release Date: April 6th, 2004

R|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Paul Newman, Lolita Davidovich, Jerry Hardin, Gailard Sartain, Jeffrey DeMunn, Garland Bunting, Richard Jenkins, Robert Wuhl

Director: Ron Shelton

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV

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