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      Blaze

      1989, Drama, 1h 58m

      12 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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      Movie Info

      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.

      • Rating: R

      • Genre: Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Ron Shelton

      • Producer: Gil Friesen

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

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      • Box Office (Gross USA): $19.0M

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      • Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

      • Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV

      • Sound Mix: Surround, Stereo

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      • Jan 24, 2007

        Paul Newman is good value as the Governor of Louisiana, Lolita Davidovich is a little weaker in her title role.

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