• Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie (2012)

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Release Date: June 7th, 2013

DVD Release Date: September 3rd, 2013

R|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
In the late 1980s, controversial host Morton Downey Jr. rips apart the traditional talk-show format by turning civilized debate and discussion into aggressive and sometimes-violent confrontation.

Director: Seth Kramer , Daniel Miller , Jeremy Newberger

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Ironbound Films

Distributors: Magnolia Pictures

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  • Évocateur is never less than watchable. At the same time, you have to wonder who’s going to watch it. In an era when fame seems measured in increments even shorter than Warhol’s 15 minutes, a 91-minute documentary about a bug-eyed, chain-smoking sociopath who soared high and fell fast so long ago smacks of folly and misdirected energy, like trying to make a biography out of a footnote. show more

  • This material cries out for big-budget treatment by a real master like Paul Thomas Anderson or Martin Scorsese. show more

  • This fascinating show-business documentary brings its subject to life, warts and all, in a way that would no doubt have thoroughly pleased him. show more

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