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Paul Newman is an odd (though entertaining) choice to play the flamboyant Earl Long in Ron Shelton’s fancifully speculative tale of the 45th Governor of Louisiana’s affair with the young stripper Blaze Starr.
Directed by Ron Shelton
Produced by Gil Friesen and Dale Pollock

Screenplay by Ron Shelton
Based on the book Blaze Starr: My Life as Told to Huey Perry by Blaze Starr and Huey Perry

With: Paul Newman, Lolita Davidovich, Jerry Hardin, Gailard Sartain, Jeffrey DeMunn, Garland Bunting, Richard Jenkins, Brandon Smith, Jay Chevalier, Robert Wuhl, Robert Wuhl, and Blaze Starr

Cinematography: Haskell Wexler
Editing: Robert Leighton and Michael King
Music: Bennie Wallace

Runtime: 120 min
Release Date: 13 December 1989
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1