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vocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie [DVD]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Long before hot-headed guests were trading blows on THE JERRY SPRINGER SHOW, Morton Downey Jr. was transforming daytime television into a smoke-blowing spectacle of rage. With his bulging eyes and a lit cigarette clenched firmly between steel-trap teeth, he took no prisoners while barking vicious insults at his guests and audiences alike. It was the 1980s, and television viewers were transfixed by the man who had no fear, and no apparent filter. But then, as quickly as Downey Jr. had appeared out of nowhere to lower the standards for civil discourse, he was gone. In this documentary, Emmy-nominated filmmakers Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger chart the motor-mouthed trash TV host's dizzying rise to fame, as well as his thunderous fall from the spotlight through interviews with Chris Elliot, Herman Cain, Sally Jessy Raphael, Pat Buchanan, Richard Bey, and Gloria Allred.
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  • Critic Reviews
    "Crammed with clips, context and cheeky animation, this pull-no-punches portrait shocks and amuses with equal frequency."
    New York Times

    "This fascinating show-business documentary brings its subject to life, warts and all, in a way that would no doubt have thoroughly pleased him."
    Hollywood Reporter

    "[A]n entertaining, affectionate docu created by three self-professed fanboys, which proves as nostalgic for the host himself as for a bygone broadcast era..."
    Variety

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  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run Time: 90:00
  • Released: 9/3/2013
  • UPC: 876964005890
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