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      Tail Gunner Joe

      1977 2 hr. 24 min. Drama List
      Reviews Journalists track the rise and fall of Sen. Joseph McCarthy (Peter Boyle) and his 1950s Communist witch hunt. Read More Read Less

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      James S Originally saw this film while in college. Viewed it again after reading Robert Caro's LBJ bio, "Master of the Senate". Made-for-TV historical bio-pic about the 1950s McCarthy hearings. Balanced post-Watergate (1977) effort, drawing a few paralells with Nixon (himself a lesser-character). Burgess Meredith (fresh from his critically acclaimed "Rocky" role) steals the show uttering the immortal question, "Have you lost your sense of decency, Senator?" Patricia Neal turns a noteworthy performance as steel-spined Sen. Margaret Chase Smith. Peter Boyle more than holds his own in the difficult title role. Ambitiously includes Truman, Marshall, Acheson, Ike, RFK & Roy Cohn portrayals. Three hours well spent. Dated references to same-sex attraction. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/29/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Journalists track the rise and fall of Sen. Joseph McCarthy (Peter Boyle) and his 1950s Communist witch hunt.
      Director
      Jud Taylor
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English