Blaze (1989)



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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 … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ron Shelton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 6, 2004


as Gov. Earl Long

as Blaze Starr

as Thibodeaux

as LaGrange

as Doc Ferriday

as Arvin Deeter

as Wiley Braden

as Hospital Director

as John `Red' Snyder

as Drunken Officer

as Antoine

as Willie Rainach

as Tamara Knight

as Delilah Dough

as Rev. Marquez

as Marquez's Son

as Lora Fleming

as Debbie Fleming

as Younger Brother

as 1st Town Talk Report...

as Dr. Cheeseborough

as 2nd Town Talk Report...

as Jimmie Davis

as Secretary of Legisla...

as Earl's Crony

as Heckling Reporter

as Earl's Crony

as Magnolia Local

as Earl's Crony

as General Store Owner

as Reporter in Store

as Heckling Reporter

as Rep. Davis

as Rep. Hebert

as Rep. Kennon

as Rep. Elfin

as Asylum Spokesman

as Johnnie Mae

as Drunken Sailor

as Donut Shop Man

as Drunken Officer

as 1st Crony Wife

as 2nd Crony Wife

as Motorcycle Trooper

as Motorcycle Trooper

as Motorcycle Trooper

as Motorcycle Trooper

as Motorcycle Trooper

as Marquez's Son
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Critic Reviews for Blaze

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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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June 5, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for Blaze


Paul Newman is good value as the Governor of Louisiana, Lolita Davidovich is a little weaker in her title role.

Dean McKenna

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I think the only part of Lolita Davidovich that we don't see is her crotch. Everything else is on display, almost constantly.

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