Silver City (UK)
Vote early. Vote often.
Running Time: 128 mins
Retail Price: £5.99
Content Type: Movie
American iconoclastic director John Sayles (Lone Star) takes aim at contemporary politics and corporate influence, with more than a vague reference to George W. Bush and Republican politics, in this neo-noir detective story.
Grammatically challenged, "user friendly", gubernatorial candidate Dicky Pilager, has just launched a campaign for the citizens of the New West. But things take an unexpected turn when the taping of an environmental political advert ends up with Pilager reeling in a long-dead corpse. Enter his ferocious campaign manager, Chuck Raven who hires an idealistic journalist turned rumpled private detective, Danny O`Brien, to investigate potential links between the corpse and the Pilager family`s enemies.
In the tradition of Chinatown and the great `film noirs`, Danny`s investigation pulls him deeper and deeper into a complex web of influence and corruption, involving high-stakes lobbyists, media conglomerates, environmental plunderers, and undocumented migrant workers.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English