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The American Success Company

Although almost everything that happens on screen is done with considerable style and a morbid sense of humor, lack of overall point ultimately sinks the picture.

With:
Jeff Bridges Belinda Bauer Ned Beatty Bianca Jagger Steven Keats John Glover

Although almost everything that happens on screen is done with considerable style and a morbid sense of humor, lack of overall point ultimately sinks the picture.

Jeff Bridges here plays the mild-mannered son-in-law of international credit card tycoon Ned Beatty. Called a loser by his boss and under the thumb of gorgeous wife Belinda Bauer, youth decides to turn the tables on them by assuming the guise of a gansterish tough-guy, then commencing to push them around to get his way.

Undeniable is William Richert’s visual flair and sometimes startling sense of the absurd.

Billed as ‘A William Richert-Larry Cohen Film’, pic was to have been helmed by Cohen, writer of the original story, and was known during production as The Ringer.

[Pic was later released in re-edited versions as American Success and Success.]

The American Success Company

US - W. Germany

Production: Columbia/Geria. Director William Richert; Producer Daniel H. Blatt, Edgar J. Scherrick; Writer William Richert, Larry Cohen; Camera Anthony Richmond Editor Ralph E. Winters; Music Maurice Jarre Art Rolf Zehetbauer

Crew: (Color) Extract of a review from 1979. Running time: 94 MIN.

With: Jeff Bridges Belinda Bauer Ned Beatty Bianca Jagger Steven Keats John Glover

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