The Big Brass Ring
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An unproduced screenplay written by the late Orson Welles (penned in collaboration with actress Oja Kodar, Welles' significant other in his later years) forms the basis of this drama of political gamesmanship and blackmail. Blake Pellarin (William Hurt) is running for governor of Missouri in a close race going into its final week when a figure from his past reappears. Kim Mennaker (Nigel Hawthorne) was Pellarin's one-time mentor and father figure (after Blake's dad died in the Korean war) who left the United States when public disclosure of his homosexuality ended his political… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

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"Director George Hickenlooper has changed some of the elements in Welles's story while still retaining its focus on politics, power, and secrets from the past."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
""The Big Brass Ring" is not a Welles film. It's a George Hickenlooper film, and a good one."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Nitrate Online
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