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The Imagemaker (1986)

The Imagemaker





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In a convoluted story of one man's obsession, widower Roger Blackwell (Michael Nouri) has been a media advisor to countless politicians, probably one too many as it turns out. Blackwell is set on using his experience to make a film about the manipulation of the media by unscrupulous politicos. His video obsession is apparent when he has an actress dress up as his deceased wife (a suicide he could have prevented) and films her for playback on monitors around the house. Blackwell hypes an incriminating tape in his possession that implicates the President of the U.S. in some dirty (not sexual!) dealings. Then he cons an old enemy, Molly Grainger (Anne Twomey) into covering his public unveiling of the tape which he plans to do on a talk show. What happens next is a series of events that lead to a surprise ending -- and more questions about whether or not the media is shafting the politicians as well.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Dick Goldberg, Hal Weiner
On DVD: Aug 27, 1986
Castle Hill Productions


Michael Nouri
as Roger Blackwell
Anne Twomey
as Molly Grainger
Jerry Orbach
as Byron Caine
Maury Povich
as Talk Show Host
James Adams
as Newscaster
Jerome Dempsey
as Congressman Lyons
Stanley Anderson
as Tony Lacorte
Arthur Dailey
as Black Man
Mike Barsalou
as Motorcyclist
Noah Berlin
as Timmy Blackwell
Betty Jerome
as Margaret Holye
Diana McLellan
as Gossip columnist
Henry Strozier
as Accountant
Bruce Godfrey
as Campaign Manager
Franchelle Dorn
as Surveillance Voice
Will Smith
as Pollster
Billie Jackson
as Ellen Blackwell
Suellen Estrin
as Woman with Stroller
Rosemary Polen
as Autograph Seeker
Arlene Stern
as Roger's Secretary
Catherine Flye
as Molly's Secretary
John J. Flynn Jr.
as Commercial Voice
Mike Handley
as Video director
Mark Hammer
as President Manning
Marcia Gay Harden
as Stage Manager
Gred Spriggs
as Bodyguard
Michael Gabel
as Surveillance Team Me...
Michael Fiske
as Surveillance Team Me...
Steve Hayes
as Surveillance Team Me...
Danita Manley
as Nightmare Sequence F...
Margaret Huffstickle...
as Nightmare Sequence F...
Patricia Newman
as Nightmare Sequence F...
Dennis Owens
as Radio Voice
Timothy Rice
as Matt Gant
Scott Sedar
as Commercial Voice
Bill Thompson
as Radio Voice
Timothy Rice
as Matt Gant
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