- Original title
- Running time
- 150 min.
- United States
John Michael Hayes (Novel: Harold Robbins)
- Synopsis / Plot
- George Peppard plays a hard-driven industrialist more than a little reminiscent of Howard Hughes. While he builds airplanes, directs movies and breaks hearts, his friends and lovers try to reach his human side, and find that it's an uphill battle. The film's title is a metaphor for self-promoting tycoons who perform quick financial takeovers, impose dictatorial controls for short-term profits, then move on to greener pastures.
: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Elizabeth Ashley)
: National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actor (Balsam)
: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best Promising Newcomer (Elizabeth Ashley)
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