Blaze (1989)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 13, 1989
DVD Release Date: April 6, 2004
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ron Wolfe
Tulsa World

Maybe Blaze is too pure, and the governor too outrageous to be true. But Shelton works their story into a romantic tall tale as beguiling as the spin of the lady's tassels.

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Steve Crum

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.

Scott Weinberg

The latter-day Paul Newman is at his rascally best here.

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Dean McKenna
Paul Newman is good value as the Governor of Louisiana, Lolita Davidovich is a little weaker in her title role.