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Rated R · 90 min. · 2013

Documentary

Before entire networks were built on populist personalities; before reality morphed into a TV genre; the masses fixated on a single, sociopathic star: controversial talk-show host Morton Downey, Jr.

In the late '80s, Downey tore apart the traditional talk format by turning debate of current issues into a gladiator pit. His blow-smoke-in-your-face style drew a rabid cult following, but also the title "Father of Trash Television." Was his show a platform for the working man or an incubator for Snooki and The Situation? Ironbound Films' √ČVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE dissects the mind and motivation of television's most notorious agitator.

Lower the safety bar for a rollercoaster ride through Downey's euphoric ascent to fame and nauseating plummet to infamy. √ČVOCATEUR features interviews with Herman Cain, Pat Buchanan, Chris Elliott, Gloria Allred, Sally Jessy Raphael, Alan Dershowitz, Curtis Sliwa, and Richard Bey. Never-before-seen footage reveals Downey's behind-the-scenes fistfights and foibles. Animation recreates the legends of Downey that bounce between executive nightmare and schoolboy fantasy.

Official Site: www.mortondowneyjrmovie.com
Director: Seth Kramer
Writer: Daniel A. Miller
Cast: Chris Elliott, Victoria Jackson, Gloria Allred, Morton Downey Jr., Al Sharpton, Ron Paul, Sally Jessy Raphael, Glenn Beck, Wally George and Michele Bachmann

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