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Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie

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Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie
Year
Running time
90 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
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Screenwriter
Daniel A. Miller
Music
Peter Rundquist
Cinematography
Roger T. Grange, Ken Fuhr, Seth Kramer
Cast
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Producer
Magnolia Pictures / Ironbound Films
Genre
Documentary | Television
Synopsis / Plot
Before entire networks were built on populist personalities; before reality morphed into a TV genre; the masses fixated on a single, sociopathic star: controversial talk-show host Morton Downey, Jr. In the late ‘80s, Downey tore apart the traditional talk format by turning debate of current issues into a gladiator pit. His blow-smoke-in-your-face style drew a rabid cult following, but also the title “Father of Trash Television.” ÉVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE dissects the mind and motivation of television’s most notorious agitator.
Awards
2013: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
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