Blaze (film)

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Blaze
Blaze imp.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ron Shelton
Produced by Gil Friesen
Dale Pollock
Screenplay by Ron Shelton
Based on Blaze Starr: My Life as Told to Huey Perry
by Blaze Starr
Huey Perry
Starring Paul Newman
Lolita Davidovich
Music by Bennie Wallace
Cinematography Haskell Wexler
Editing by Robert Leighton
Michael King
Studio Touchstone Pictures
Silver Screen Partners IV
A&M Films
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release dates December 15, 1989 (1989-12-15)
Running time 120 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $18 million
Box office $19,131,246

Blaze is a 1989 film written and directed by Ron Shelton. Based on the 1974 memoir Blaze Starr: My Life as Told to Huey Perry by Blaze Starr and Huey Perry, the film stars Paul Newman as Earl Long and Lolita Davidovich as Blaze Starr, with Starr herself appearing in a cameo.

Plot[edit]

The movie tells the highly-fictionalized story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant Governor of Louisiana, brother of assassinated governor and U.S. Senator Huey P. Long and uncle of longtime U.S. Senator Russell Long. According to the novel and film, Earl Long allegedly fell in love with a young stripper named Blaze Starr.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The movie received mixed reviews from critics.[1][2]

Box office[edit]

Blaze debuted at No. 9.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SHEILA BENSON (1989-12-13). "MOVIE REVIEW : 'Blaze' Sizzles Even Over Low Flame – Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ Maslin, Janet (1989-12-13). "Movie Review - Blaze - Review/Film; 'Blaze,' a Story of a Rogue and a Stripper - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Weekend Box Office". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 

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