R | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
The Pickering Commission concluded that a lone gunman killed US President Kegan in 1960, in Philadelphia. 19 years later a dying man confesses to be the real shooter hired to kill him. Kegan's brother and filthy rich father investigate.
When the IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) union first shut down the film, the sequence being shot was the one between Nick Kegan (Jeff Bridges) and John Cerruti (Anthony Perkins) atop the information center. Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond continued filming to the very last moment after the union suits had walked into the MGM sound stage and shut down the film and its lighting.
Your father spent eleven million dollars to raise your brother up from a skirt-chasing college-boy to President of the United States. For twenty years he told him what to do and how and why he was gonna do it and what would happen when it was done. ...
When Yvette refuses Nick's marriage proposal, she puts her right hand on his face. When the angle changes she suddenly has both hands on his face.
Reissued in 1983 with deleted scenes restored.