The Big Brass Ring
The Big Brass Ring (1999)

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… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 20, 1999
DVD Release Date: January 11, 2000
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Walter Goodman
New York Times

Given the estimable players snared in ''The Big Brass Ring,'' a viewer might be reasonably confident that at least one of them would have a clue as to what is going on, but if so the secret remains safe.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

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.

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Sean Axmaker
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"The Big Brass Ring" is not a Welles film. It's a George Hickenlooper film, and a good one.

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