Blaze
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Supposedly based on fact regarding the relationship of Louisiana's Gov. Earl Long and his stripper girlfriend, this is noted mostly for the offbeat casting of Paul Newman."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"The latter-day Paul Newman is at his rascally best here."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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