The Imagemaker (1986)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Political Thriller  |   Release Date - Jan 24, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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In a convoluted story of one man's obsession, widower Roger Blackwell (Michael Nouri) has been a media advisor to countless politicians, probably one too many as it turns out. Blackwell is set on using his experience to make a film about the manipulation of the media by unscrupulous politicos. His video obsession is apparent when he has an actress dress up as his deceased wife (a suicide he could have prevented) and films her for playback on monitors around the house. Blackwell hypes an incriminating tape in his possession that implicates the President of the U.S. in some dirty (not sexual!) dealings. Then he cons an old enemy, Molly Grainger (Anne Twomey) into covering his public unveiling of the tape which he plans to do on a talk show. What happens next is a series of events that lead to a surprise ending -- and more questions about whether or not the media is shafting the politicians as well.



manipulation, comeback, corruption, expose [revelation], image [picture], journalism, politician, power, President, reporter