Cynical drifter Rheinhardt (Paul Newman) wanders into New Orleans, shacks up with prostitute Geraldine (Newman's spouse Joanne Woodward) and finds work at WUSA, a radio station popular for its reactionary extremist politics. Until 2011, this 1970 film had never been released in any home format--no wonder it was so hard to find! I'd seen it just once on cable, so imagine my joy at finding the DVD; an excellent film.
Pretty tedious drama takes a long time to get where its going, only towards the end even touching on some of the complex and compelling issues it raises. A great cynical performance from Paul Newman, but its not enough to make this muddled, snail-paced effort work.