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George Hickenlooper

The Big Brass Ring

Edition 1999
104' - 1999 - Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: George Hickenlooper Composer: Thomas Morse With: William Hurt, Nigel Hawthorne, Miranda Richardson
Blake Pellarin is running for Governor of Missouri in the year 2000. He’s keeping a steady eye on his real goal - the White House - the fabled “brass ring”. Blake’s wife Dinah is heir to an oil fortune, and the couple’s deep pockets permit Blake to run as an independent candidate - a winning strategy that’s turned him into a national news item. At this auspicious moment, a mysterious figure emerges from Blake’s past - Dr. Kimball ‘Kim’ Mennake: a political genius of the Kennedy-Nixon era, but also the keeper of an explosive secret - a secret that relates to a neglected brother Blake lost in Vietnam. In private, Kim provokes Blake with a sexy blackmail photo, and in public drops tantalising hints of what he knows to an ambitious journalist.

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George Hickenlooper


Thomas Morse


William Hurt, Nigel Hawthorne, Miranda Richardson


Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, F.X. Feeney, George Hickenlooper

Director of Photography

Kramer Morgenthau


Jim Makiej


Andrew Pfeffer, Donald Zuckerman

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Countries of production

United States of America



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