An acerbic radio talk show host based in Dallas starts what could be an important few days when he discovers that his controversial late night show is about to be “picked up” by a nationwide network of radio stations. However, all is not perfect for him, because on top of troubles with his love life and fears that the management of the network will try to alter the content of his show he has to cope with a neo-nazi group who have been angered by his forthright opinions.
Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success.
After dropping out of Yale University, Oliver Stone became a soldier in the Vietnam War. Serving in two different regiments (including 1rst Cavalry), he was introduced to The Doors, drugs, Jefferson Airplane, and other things that defined the sixties. For his actions in the war, he was awarded a Bronze Star for Gallantry and a Purple Heart. Returning from the war, Stone did not return to graduate from Yale. His first film was a student film entitled Last Year in Viet Nam (1971), followed by the gritty horror film Seizure (1974) for which he also wrote the screenplay. The next seven years saw him direct two films: Mad Man of Martinique (1979) and The Hand (1981), starring Michael Caine. He also wrote many screenplays… read more
Unbelivably smart film from Stone.So well written and acted.It is a bit too dull,but hey it plays like a play.Also,predictable,but good ending.
The first 20-odd minutes are just so crisp, but things became a bit too monotonous. Bogosian's performance is a powerhouse, and based on it alone this film needs to be seen, but I honestly feel like it could have clocked in at around 75 or 80 minutes rather than 110 and not lost anything.
One of the greatest performances I've ever seen from Bogosian and some of Bob Richardson's best work as well. A chaotic, claustrophobic work of grace & definition. Striving to expose the evil & stupidity in the world, only to reveal the short-sightedness of an individual who devotes them self entirely to their work.