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Storyville (1992)

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While investigating his own blackmailing, a young politician uncovers his family's deep secrets.

Director:

Mark Frost

Writers:

Frank Galbally (novel), Robert Macklin (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Spader ... Cray Fowler
Joanne Whalley ... Natalie Tate (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
Jason Robards ... Clifford Fowler
Charlotte Lewis ... Lee Tran
Michael Warren ... Nathan LeFleur
Piper Laurie ... Constance Fowler
Michael Parks ... Michael Trevallian
Chuck McCann ... Pudge Herman
Charles Haid ... Abe Choate
Chino 'Fats' Williams ... Theotis Washington
Woody Strode ... Charlie Sumpter
Jeff Perry ... Peter Dandridge
Galyn Görg ... Spice
Justine Shapiro Justine Shapiro ... Melanie Fowler (as Justine Arlin)
George Cheung ... Xang Tran
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Storyline

A young candidate for the senate is filmed with a hooker as blackmail. As he investigates, he discovers some family secrets involving his father and their political careers. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A candidate's private moment can all too quickly become public record. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sensuality and a scene of violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1992 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El peso de la corrupción See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$101,383, 30 August 1992

Gross USA:

$422,503

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$422,503
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mark Frost first started writing the screenplay in 1987. See more »

Goofs

When Clifford comes into the study to find Cray after he has won the election, he dismisses Nathan LaFleur - played by Michael Warren - by saying 'That will be all, Mike. You can leave us now.' See more »

Quotes

Cray: I remember you tried to explain to me once why life was different here. You said, "The difference is, down here the past isn't dead. It isn't even past."
Clifford Fowler: Did I? Damn. Can sure turn a phrase, can't he?
Cray: I thought about that for a long time.
Clifford Fowler: I'll drink to that.
Cray: I wanna speak openly and directly to you and I trust you'll do the same.
Clifford Fowler: Son, I hope we can always.
Cray: I want the tape. That tape was made for you, and I want you to give it to me.
Clifford Fowler: [pause] You don't understand...
Cray: DON'T BULLSHIT ME! You hired a ...
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Girls Of The South
Written by Leo P. Wheat
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Just a great, great film. Under appreciated...
21 February 2007 | by user-15757See all my reviews

One of my favorite films. Why oh why did they issue the DVD in 1:33? This is a wonderful example of a "southern" film based on southern films, not reality or even great southern novels. Without "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", "The Long Hot Summer", and numerous other Tennessee Williams / Faulkner inspired films this film would have been impossible. That said, it is a delicious brew of southern Gothic types and situations. One must not forget that it was produced and directed by Mark Frost, David Lynch's partner in "Twin Peaks", and at the end the film really veers off into a similarly illogical, but highly sensual climax. The actors are just sensational, especially Joanne Whalley, and the location shooting is wonderful. Viewers should expect Tennessee Williams channeling David Lynch. The Carter Burwell score is fantastic. Great, great stuff!


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