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Oliver Stone United States, 1988

Z's rating of the film Talk Radio

Oliver Stone and Eric Bogosian strike sparks in this unremittingly intense exploration of a radio personality/artist pushing himself and his audience to the brink. Bogosian's Champlain uses his show to provoke, argue with and insult the ignorant, bigoted, hatefully sadistic perverts who call in to threaten him nightly. For Stone and the character life is an ideological battleground upon which no prisoners are taken.