Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Mark Frost
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

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...into his eyes, | when a bird flew over his head.

You can't lose your eye | from just a little bird sh*t.

- But it was only... | - Two weeks after I had the hawk.

Here we go.

Cray, we got a party going on out here.

A lot of good folks have come...

forking some money | just to get a good look at you.

No, I'm working on my speech.

Hell, all you got to do... Boy!

All you got to do is just stand up there...

breathe in the hopes and aspirations | of the crowd...

then blast it back in their general direction. | Right?

You're thinking about the speech? | What's wrong with the speech?

It works fine. | It worked great two days ago at the hospital.

I'm thinking about what I'd like to say.

Excuse me, fellows. | I want a caucus with my nephew.

Freshen me up, will you? Unstintingly.

I believe that the evil and failures of men | are nothing.

And that courage and striving | are everything.

My father used to tell me...

it is everyone's responsibility...

to help tame the savageness of man...

and make better the life of this world.

With your help, | as your representative in Congress...

I'd like very much to have that opportunity.

Thank you.

Cray, you take after your old man | in more ways than one.

I'm so proud of you.

There's a feeling not that bad.

Miss, can you come over here | and take a drink order?

- What'll you have? | - I'll have a Pimm's Cup.

- Hello there. | - Don't stare at a thirsty man, honey.

Get him a Pimm's Cup right quick now.

- Thank you. | - He's earned himself a drink.

You got yourself a set of brass ones.

With a girl like that...

you could hear them clinking | halfway to Baton Rouge.

- Don't let them get caught in your zipper. | - You watch yourself.

Cray, step into my office.

Listen, Nathan LaFleur is upstairs.

We didn't expect him. | So play nicely, pay a tribute...

He can deliver votes that we need. | Notice my deliberate emphasis on "need."

What do you think? | I'm going to say something stupid?

No, you're not going to, are you?

Where's Natalie?

She called. They're running late.

Don't give me that look, now.

This makes me very nervous.

- Mr. LaFleur. | - Mr. Fowler.

- Sorry I missed your speech. | - One's just about the same as another.

Have a seat.

Can I get you something to drink?

Coke, with a little ice, please.

I saw you in court on the Charvel case.

- I'm a great admirer of yours. | - Thank you.

This is quite a house.

You've never been up before?


A bootlegger built it during the Prohibition.

My grandfather bought it after the war.

The Colonel bought a great number | of things in St. Albans Parish after the war.

My grandfather brought St. Albans | into the 20th century.

Electricity, running water, | the school system.

No question. He was a very important man.

I can recall a speech he gave once | in the State Legislature...

advocating armed resistance to immigration.

Are we here to talk about | what our grandfathers did?

My grandfather was a sharecropper, | for the record.

Your father came to see me | a week before he died.

- I didn't know you knew each other. | - We didn't.

He asked me questions about the federal | lawsuit brought against your family.

I did some consulting work | for one of the plaintiffs.

The case against my family...

was dropped before it ever came to trial.

Your father killed himself | the day he was scheduled to testify.

A hunting accident.

In the last 50 years...

your family's amassed | one of the largest fortunes in the state.

Most of St. Albans | is still living below the poverty line.

Your parish sits on top | of the largest gas reserve in the region.

Revenue from the lease of those reserves | to oil companies...

is conservatively estimated at $75 million.

Revenue which, by law, | belongs to the people who own the land.

I've been hearing | this kind of barbershop trash my whole life.

The shrouded implications, | unsubstantiated allegations. I just...

What does this have to do | with supporting my candidacy?

Have you met my opponent?

Avner Hollister is ready | to set minority causes back a generation.

He's got a 20-point lead in the polls.

You want to throw your weight his way, | that's fine.

Taking what I say personally | would be unfortunate.

No, that's all right. | Next time we get together...

maybe I can run your family's reputation | into the dirt.

Nice talking to you.

Two bits, four bits

six bits, a dollar!

If you vote for Fowler

stand up and holler!

I see the missus is sharing your moment | in the sun?

We're separated.

Where're you staying?

The apartment at the Pontel.

I think you used to live there, didn't you?

Why don't you take off | those damn sunglasses?

What are you running for, Cray?

What am I supposed to do? Drive a bus? | I don't know how to do anything else.

Don't be so hard on yourself, sugar.

I'm sure you'll make a wonderful bus driver.

- Can I have a Pimm's Cup, please? | - Yes, sir.

There you are.

- Sorry it took so long. | - It's all right.

- Hey, Chappie. | - How're you doing, Cray?

How you doing, Fats?

Mr. Cray, how you doing? | Sure is good to see you.

I appreciate everything you did, you know.

I hope the taxpayers | rent you a room in the workhouse.

I only take their dues.

- Don't sh*t me. | - I wouldn't.

- Where you folks from? | - No, thanks.

Everybody's saying, "No, thanks." | That must be up north somewhere.

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Mark Frost

Mark Frost (born November 25, 1953) is an American novelist, screenwriter, director and film producer, best known as a writer for the television series Hill Street Blues and as the co-creator of the television series Twin Peaks. more…

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