Political Comedies Triple Feature: Swing Vote/Blaze/Wrong Is Right [DVD]

Tickle your political funny bone with this collection of three comedy films on one disc. In Swing Vote, Kevin Costner stars as an ordinary guy who suddenly gets the power to pick the next U.S. president. Then, follow the exploits of Louisiana governor Earl Long (Paul Newman) and his long-running relationship with stripper Blaze Starr (Lolita Davidovich) in the fact-based tale Blaze. Finally, catch Sean Connery in Wrong Is Right, a satire set in a dystopian world where television news has fallen to tabloid depths and violence has become something of a national sport. Connery plays Patrick Hale, a globe-trotting reporter with access to a staggering array of world leaders.
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Political Comedies Triple Feature: Swing Vote/Blaze/Wrong Is Right (DVD)  (Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV)  1982 - Larger Front
  • Political Comedies Triple Feature: Swing Vote/Blaze/Wrong Is Right (DVD) (Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV) 1982
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Wrong Is Right
Based on Charles McCarry's 1979 novel The Better Angels, Wrong is Right is set in a near future in which violence has become something of a national sport and television news has fallen to tabloid depths (a significantly bigger stretch in 1982, when the film was released.) Star Sean Connery plays Patrick Hale, a globe-trotting reporter with access to a staggering array of world leaders. As the film opens, he has ventured to the Arab country of Hegreb to interview his old acquaintance, King Ibn Awad (Ron Moody). Awad has learned that the President of the United States (George Grizzard) may have issued orders for his removal; as a result, Awad is apparently making arrangements to deliver two mini-nuclear devices -- each about the size of a small suitcase -- to a terrorist, with the intention of detonating them in Israel and the United States, unless the President resigns. In the intricate plot that unfolds, nothing is quite the way it seems, and Hale finds himself caught between political leaders, revolutionaries, CIA agents and other figures, trying to get to the bottom of it all. ~ Craig Butler, Rovi

Blaze
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 anatomy), Long confounds his foes by winning a congressional seat. On the eve of this triumph, Earl Long dies, bringing this boisterous story to a sobering conclusion. Since the film is based on Blaze Starr's own reminiscences, one might prepare oneself with several grains of salt. The real Blaze Starr shows up early in the film as a stripper named Lily. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Swing Vote
When the mischievous antics of a precocious 12-year-old girl result in the outcome of the United States presidential election hinging on the vote of her apathetic, likable loser of a father, the man who thought that life had long since passed him by is reluctantly thrust into the national spotlight in this political-themed comedy starring Kevin Costner. Bud Johnson (Costner) is your typical American -- a simple man and loving father who never would have thought he had the power to change the world. Though when election day finally arrives and Bud prepares to cast his ballot, his overachieving daughter Molly proves to be the catalyst for a stunning series of events that place the fate of the free world in the hands of a man more comfortable slinging cases of beer -- her father. The two candidates are portrayed by Dennis Hopper and Kelsey Grammer, with Nathan Lane and Stanley Tucci as their campaign managers. George Lopez also stars as a local TV-station manager who has to deal with the political factions as they set up camp in the small town. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Sean Connery
    Sean Connery - Patrick Hale
  • George Grizzard
    George Grizzard - President Lockwood
  • Robert Conrad
    Robert Conrad - Gen. Wombat
  • Katharine Ross
    Katharine Ross - Sally Blake
  • G.D. Spradlin
    G.D. Spradlin - Philandros
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