PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller
Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana.
The last film featuring Frederic Forrest, who retired from acting after this film.
A lot of tangled bedclothes and unspoken loathing, then spoken loathing and no tangled bedclothes.
The impeachment proceedings against Willie Stark take place in 1954, but as Jack Burden is walking up the steps of the capital building at the end of the film (the steps list all the states in the order they joined the union), you can clearly see Alaska and Hawaii listed. Alaska and Hawaii both became states in 1959.
$3,672,366 (USA) (24 September 2006)
$7,221,458 (USA) (15 October 2006)