- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 15, 2012
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Roy Cohn was a brutal genius - an attorney with a future - and he knew it. First taking the Rosenbergs to trial as spies, ensuring he got them the deal penalty; then destroying lives as Senator Joe McCarthy's (Joe Don Baker) right - hand man in the Communist witch hunts of the 1950s; and on to America under the Kennedys where he fought their support of civil rights, befriending the F.B.I.'s J. Edgar Hoover and attempting to undermine the leadership of Martin Luther King. Roy Cohn could make or break the strongest men in America just for the thrill of the kill. Ruthless, destructive, power hungry and insatiable, to many he was a national hero; to many more, a national disgrace.
James Woods is brilliant as Roy Cohn, a brutal genius who, as Senator Joseph McCarthy's right-hand man, destroyed some of the most powerful people in America.
A biographical picture about the notorious lawyer Roy Cohn. Cohn served as Senator McCarthy's henchman on the House Unamerican Activities Committee. And that was just the start of his infamous career.
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