The Act (1982)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller, Parody/Spoof, Political Satire, Satire  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom, United States  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

John Sebastian's musical score lends an appropriately anachronistic touch to the endearingly outdated The Act. Robert Ginty and Sarah Langenfield are the principal participants in this satiric tale of political dirty trickery, with emphasis on underhanded union tactics. Also on hand are veterans Jill St. John, Eddie Albert and Pat Hingle, who laudably behave as if the dialogue they're spouting actually has some artistic value. If you don't remember The Act making the scene at your local theatre in 1982, don't feel bad. The film barely received a release at all until it was committed to videotape several years later.



prison, blackmail, child, finances, greed, lawyer, politician, stage, stars [celebrities], upper-class, wealth