- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 10, 1998
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 06/01/1991
"...Excellent period recreation...superb craft contributions on every level, with special praise for Michael Ballhaus' cinematography..."
New York Times - 03/15/1991
"...Gripping drama....[De Niro gives a] fine and affecting performance..."
USA Today - 02/17/2004
"[I]t's on par with THE FRONT as a portrait of '50s Hollywood blacklisting."
Hollywood, 1950. When David Merrill -- one of Hollywood's top directors -- returns from a recuperative European hiatus, he finds himself in a tinsel town he no longer recognizes. His friends are ill at ease, good folks won't talk openly anymore and the House Un-American Activities Committee regularly interrogates some of Hollywood's finest. Initially, David's not concerned, but when an old friend identifies him as a Leftist, he begins to realize that he's living in an era plagued by suspicion.
A hard-hitting look at the Hollywood blacklist centered around a couple who are forced to reexamine their own values, friendships and careers, when the husband is called to testify before the House un-American Activities Committee.
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- Writing and directorial debut for producer Irwin Winkler.
- Color by DeLuxe; Technicolor prints.