Using four famous but unnamed individuals to symbolize a notorious era in American politics, as well as to explore the nature of despair, director Nicolas Roeg has created an intriguing drama. Based on a play by Terry Johnson , the story begins with the blond Theresa Russell as a sex-goddess actress working on a scene over a subway grate, with her skirts billowing out in the updraft. A famous Professor from Princeton with white hair opens his door to the actress, who takes out a few props and goes through her rendition of the theory of relativity. Between her theatrical mode of speech and his world of mathematics, there is a certain entente. Enter the ballplayer who is her husband ( Gary Busey ), in love but without a clue as to the actress' inner sadness. Throw in the senator from Wisconsin ( Tony Curtis ) before whose sub-committee on Unamerican Activities the Professor has to appear, and the undercurrent of a societal witch-hunt that ruined many careers in Hollywood, in academics, in sports, and in politics is churned into the story. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
- Comedy Drama
- 01 hr 48 min
- June 14, 2011
- Tony Curtis , Michael Emil , Theresa Russell , Will Sampson , Gary Busey
- John Stamford , Cassie Stuart , Patrick Kilpatrick , Mitchell Greenberg , Daniel Benzali , David Lambert , Shinobu Kanai , Richard Davidson , Desiree Erasmus , Ray Charleson , Lou Hirsch , Ian O'Connell , George Holmes , Jude Ciccolella , Joel Cutrara , Raymond J. Barry , David Montague , Raynor Scheine , Meachell Dunsmoor , R.J. Bell
- Nicolas Roeg
Rating: R - Not For Children, Violence, Adult Language, Adult Situations
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