Altman's self-styled look at the goings-on behind the scenes of a political campaign interweaved with a country music gathering. Fascinating ensemble, some of whom play themselves!
Country music stars, movie stars, journalists and those swirling around them gather for a picnic in Nashville (1975), directed by Robert Altman.
Where the phrase originated, after an opening with The Guru (Louis Gottlieb), Peter Sellers, girlfriend Joyce Van Patten, title song by Elmer Bernstein with screenwriters Larry Tucker and Paul Mazursky, from I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!, 1968.
A henpecked L.A. lawyer (Peter Sellers) escapes into the world of hippies and free love in I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968).
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History comes alive in this supremely entertaining film that garnered eight Oscar nominations including Best Picture. Oscar-winners Robert Redford ("Up Close and Personal," "Indecent Proposal") and Dustin Hoffman ("Outbreak," "Rain Man") play Woodward and Bernstein, the intrepid newspaper reporters who broke open the Watergate scandal and toppled a President. The screenplay by William Goldman ("Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "Indecent Proposal") won an Oscar, as did Jason Robards ("Philadelphia," "Parenthood") as Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. Featuring an all-star supporting cast, including Hal Holbrook ("Evening Shade"), Jane Alexander ("Kramer vs. Kramer"), Meredith Baxter ("Family Ties"), Ned Beatty ("Roseanne"), Martin Balsam ("Psycho"), Jack Warden ("Heaven Can Wait"), Polly Holliday ("Alice"), Stephen Collins ("Sisters"), Robert Walden ("Lou Grant") and many others.
An illegal auto race from Los Angeles to New York promises the winner 100,000 dollars. Coy "Cannonball" Buckman, the race leader, drags his girlfriend, Linda, along for the ride; while the other racers barrel along, trying to outsmart Cannonball at every turn and exit ramp.
Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.
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