Paul Newman
Director: Ron Shelton Cast: Paul Newman
Paul Newman
, Lolita Davidovich
Lolita Davidovich
, Jerry Hardin
Jerry Hardin
Ron Shelton

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Blaze is a comic-strip re-telling of the curious late-1950s relationship between famed striptease artist Blaze Starr (Lolita Davidovitch) and Lousiana governor Earl Long (played in gorgeously flamboyant fashion by Paul Newman). Their romance is counterbalanced with the story of Long's efforts to win voting rights for Louisiana's black citizens. The governor's political enemies ruin his chances at re-election, then try to put him out of the way permanently with a trumped-up insanity charge. But with faithful Blaze at his side (and in close proximity to other portions of his anatomy), Long confounds his foes by winning a congressional seat. On the eve of this triumph, Earl Long dies, bringing this boisterous story to a sobering conclusion. Since the film is based on Blaze Starr's own reminiscences, one might prepare oneself with several grains of salt. The real Blaze Starr shows up early in the film as a stripper named Lily.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/01/2018
UPC: 0738329229375
Original Release: 1989
Rating: R
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 21,633

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Director Ron Shelton; Original Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Newman Gov. Earl K. Long
Lolita Davidovich Blaze Starr
Jerry Hardin Thibodeaux
Gailard Sartain LaGrange
Jeffrey DeMunn Tuck
Jack David Harris Actor
Garland Bunting Doc Ferriday
Richard Jenkins Times-Picayune Reporter
Robert Wuhl Red Snyder
John P. Fertitta Hospital Director
Deano Thornton Drunken Officer
Brandon Smith Arvin Deeter
Michael Brockman Bobby
James Harper Willie Rainach
Teresa Gilmore Capps Tamara Knight
Dianne Brill Delilah Dough
Blaze Starr Lily
Gilbert Lewis Rev. Marquez
Gary Sturgis Marquez's Son
Louanne Stephens Lora Fleming
Emily Warfield Debbie Fleming
Ben Cook Younger Brother
Harlan Jordan Dr. Cheeseborough
Rod Masterson 1st Town Talk Reporter
Bill Dunleavy 2nd Town Talk Reporter
King Cotton Jimmie Davis
Mike Baer Secretary of Legislature
Bob Cherry Earl's Crony
Sid Lacey Earl's Crony
Harold G. Herthum Earl's Crony
Fred Lewis Heckling Reporter
Robinson Magnolia Local
Dick Person General Store Owner
Brooks Read Reporter in Store
Bill Mesman Rep. Davis
John A. Barber Rep. Hebert
Patrik Baldauff Rep. Kennon
Carey Rauhman Holliday Rep. Alexander
Robert Earle Rep. Elfin
Thomas Radcliffe Atkins Rep. Johnson
Thomas C. Smith-Alden Asylum Spokesman
Donald Lee Donut Shop Man
Pat Snow Johnnie Mae
George Wyatt Drunken Officer
David R. Conly Drunken Sailor
Janet Shea 1st Crony Wife
Glynn Rubin 2nd Crony Wife
Michael O'Neal Motorcycle Trooper
Michael Brooks Motorcycle Trooper
Stanley Hughes Motorcycle Trooper
Kevin Graham Motorcycle Trooper
Wendell Raybon Motorcycle Trooper
Brad Leland Dufee
Eloy Casados Antoine

Technical Credits
Ron Shelton Director,Screenwriter
David Anderle Musical Direction/Supervision
Wendy Dozoretz Associate Producer
Gil Friesen Co-producer
Harold L. Fuhrman Set Decoration/Design
Armin Ganz Production Designer
Robert Leighton Editor
David Lester Executive Producer
Don Miller Executive Producer
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Wayne Peet Score Composer
Dale Pollock Co-producer
Ed Richardson Art Director
Christina Smith Makeup
Bennie Wallace Score Composer
Monty Westmore Makeup
Haskell Wexler Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Blaze
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [13:11]
2. Chapter 2 [11:04]
3. Chapter 3 [13:34]
4. Chapter 4 [19:54]
5. Chapter 5 [17:35]
6. Chapter 6 [14:27]
7. Chapter 7 [9:46]
8. Chapter 8 [17:52]

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