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In a convoluted story of one man's obsession, widower Roger Blackwell ([[Performer~P53108~Michael Nouri~michaelnouri]]) has been a media advisor to countless politicians, probably one too many as it turns out. Blackwell is set on using his experience to make a film about the manipulation of the media by unscrupulous politicos. His video obsession is apparent when he has an actress dress up as his deceased wife (a suicide he could have prevented) and films her for playback on monitors around the house. Blackwell hypes an incriminating tape in his possession that implicates the President of the U.S. in some dirty (not sexual!) dealings. Then he cons an old enemy, Molly Grainger ([[Performer~P72256~Anne Twomey~annetwomey]]) into covering his public unveiling of the tape which he plans to do on a talk show. What happens next is a series of events that lead to a surprise ending -- and more questions about whether or not the media is shafting the politicians as well. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:January 24, 1986


Michael Nouri
as Roger Blackwell
Anne Twomey
as Molly Grainger
Jerry Orbach
as Byron Caine
Jessica Harper
as Cynthia
Farley Granger
as Ambassador
Richard Bauer
as Morris Brodkin
Roger Frazier
as Victor Griffin
Maury Povich
as Talk Show Host
Diana McLellan
as Gossip columnist
Rosemary Polen
as Autograph Seeker
Timothy Rice
as Matt Gant
Arthur Dailey
as Black Man
Henry Strozier
as Accountant
Doug Tillet
as Sal
Catherine Flye
as Molly's Secretary
Jerome Dempsey
as Congressman Lyons
Mark Hammer
as President Manning
Steve Hayes
as Surveillance Team
David Rosenbaum
as Chet
Franchelle Dorn
as Surveillance Voice
Marcia Gay Harden
as Stage Manager
Stanley Anderson
as Tony Lacorte
Billie Jackson
as Ellen Blackwell
Michael Fiske
as Surveillance Team
Joshua Billings
as Aide
Will Smith
as Pollster


Hal Weiner
Hal Weiner
Marilyn Weiner
Hal Weiner
Dick Goldberg
Jacques Haitkin
Fred Karns
Composer (Music Score)
Terry Halle
Edward Pisoni
Production Designer
Henry Shaffer
Set Designer
Catherine Adair
Costume Designer