Director: Ron Shelton Cast: Paul Newman, Lolita Davidovich, Jerry Hardin
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Paul Newman and Lolita Davidovich star in this raucous comedy, based on a true story, which arrives on DVD in solid if not spectacular form. Blaze has been transferred to disc in letterboxed format at the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The original English-language audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a dubbed French soundtrack is in Dolby Digital Stereo. The feature also includes optional Spanish subtitles and closed captions in English. No additional bonus materials have been included.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/06/2004
UPC: 0786936233933
Original Release: 1989
Rating: R
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:58:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; French-language track; Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Newman Gov. Earl K. Long
Lolita Davidovich Blaze Starr
Jerry Hardin Thibodeaux
Gailard Sartain LaGrange
Jeffrey DeMunn Tuck
Jack David Harris Actor
Garland Bunting Doc Ferriday
Richard Jenkins Times-Picayune Reporter
Robert Wuhl Red Snyder
John P. Fertitta Hospital Director
Deano Thornton Drunken Officer
Brandon Smith Arvin Deeter
Michael Brockman Bobby
James Harper Willie Rainach
Teresa Gilmore Capps Tamara Knight
Dianne Brill Delilah Dough
Blaze Starr Lily
Gilbert Lewis Rev. Marquez
Gary Sturgis Marquez's Son
Louanne Stephens Lora Fleming
Emily Warfield Debbie Fleming
Ben Cook Younger Brother
Harlan Jordan Dr. Cheeseborough
Rod Masterson 1st Town Talk Reporter
Bill Dunleavy 2nd Town Talk Reporter
King Cotton Jimmie Davis
Mike Baer Secretary of Legislature
Bob Cherry Earl's Crony
Sid Lacey Earl's Crony
Harold G. Herthum Earl's Crony
Fred Lewis Heckling Reporter
Robinson Magnolia Local
Dick Person General Store Owner
Brooks Read Reporter in Store
Bill Mesman Rep. Davis
John A. Barber Rep. Hebert
Patrik Baldauff Rep. Kennon
Carey Rauhman Holliday Rep. Alexander
Robert Earle Rep. Elfin
Thomas Radcliffe Atkins Rep. Johnson
Thomas C. Smith-Alden Asylum Spokesman
Donald Lee Donut Shop Man
Pat Snow Johnnie Mae
George Wyatt Drunken Officer
David R. Conly Drunken Sailor
Janet Shea 1st Crony Wife
Glynn Rubin 2nd Crony Wife
Michael O'Neal Motorcycle Trooper
Michael Brooks Motorcycle Trooper
Stanley Hughes Motorcycle Trooper
Kevin Graham Motorcycle Trooper
Wendell Raybon Motorcycle Trooper
Brad Leland Dufee
Eloy Casados Antoine

Technical Credits
Ron Shelton Director,Screenwriter
David Anderle Musical Direction/Supervision
Wendy Dozoretz Associate Producer
Gil Friesen Co-producer
Harold L. Fuhrman Set Decoration/Design
Armin Ganz Production Designer
Robert Leighton Editor
David Lester Executive Producer
Don Miller Executive Producer
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Wayne Peet Score Composer
Dale Pollock Co-producer
Ed Richardson Art Director
Christina Smith Makeup
Bennie Wallace Score Composer
Monty Westmore Makeup
Haskell Wexler Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits/A New Name, a New Job
2. On the Prowl
3. The Ladies Room
4. "A Newly Registered, Virgin Democrat"
5. The Pea Patch
6. Political Problems
7. Committed
8. Back on the Campaign Trail
9. Going Home
10. Election Night Defeat
11. A Short-Lived Retirement
12. Final Victory/End Credits

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Blaze 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
TallPaul More than 1 year ago
Interesting and true story of a little girl from West Virginia who becomes a star in her own right. Newman and Dvidovich play their roles for all their worth. Well worth the time.