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Release Date: August 16, 1996Running Time: 115 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $1,353,824.00
Genre: Crime, Drama, Period


Jennifer Jason Leigh

Miranda Richardson

Harry Belafonte

Michael Murphy

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In 1934, while the rest of the country was mired in the Depression, Kansas City thrived with gambling, prostitution, and jazz-filled nightclubs flourishing under the rule of city bosses and organized crime. On the eve of the municipal elections, a scrappy telegraph operator, Blondie O'Hara, has kidnapped wealthy Carolyn Stilton, a drug-addicted socialite wife married to an advisor to president Roosevelt. Blondie plans to swap Carolyn for her small-time gangster husband Johnnie who has been taken hostage by big-time gangster and club owner Seldom Seen. Robert Altman's riff on race, class, and power cross-cuts between the two kidnappings and the background of corrupt politics and virtuoso jazz... Full Summary >>