R | | Biography, Drama
A middle-aged Louisiana governor falls in love with a young stripper, which jeopardizes his political career and the radical policies which have made him a controversial figure.
The picture was able to garner an Academy Award nomination in 1990 for Best Cinematography for Haskell Wexler but lost out to Freddie Francis for Glory (1989).
How are things at the club?
Blaze Starr: Fine, I guess. There's a lot of pressure for me and the girls to drop our G-strings. They say it's the wave of the future.
Earl Long: Well, civilization is at the crossroads in every department.
In the last long shot, reflection of camera helicopter is visible in glass door of building.
$1,739,701 17 December 1989