DIRECTOR: WILLIAM RICHERT
CAST: JEFF BRIDGES, ANTHONY PERKINS, RALPH MEEKER, TOSHIRO MIFUNE
One of the maddest movies ever to come out of Hollywood, Richert’s sprawling, JFK assassination-inspired conspiracy epic features Jeff Bridges at the head of one of the most impressive ensemble casts ever assembled (Anthony Perkins, Ralph Meeker, and Toshiro Mifune?), gorgeous widescreen cinematography courtesy Vilmos Zsigmond, and a loopily labyrinthine plot that just keeps getting crazier. A dying man’s confession clues Bridges’s Nick Kegan, young half-brother of the murdered president, to some buried facts concerning the case, and sends Nick down an investigative rabbit hole that doubles as a sightseeing tour of American lunacy.
*35mm print is faded.