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Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Drama starring Tom Cruise and Paul Newman. An ageing liquor salesman and former pool hustler is inspired by a talented youngster to pick up his cue after a 25-year break. Show more

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Fast Eddie Felson:
Paul Newman
Vincent Lauria:
Tom Cruise
Janelle:
Helen Shaver
Player in Casino Bar:
Paul Herman
Skinny Player on Road:
Iggy Pop
Director of photography:
Michael Ballhaus

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Duration: 2 hours, 18 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

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John Travolta stars in this American political satire following an idealistic first-time aide as he manages the election campaign of a presidential candidate. Show more

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Governor Jack Stanton:
John Travolta
Susan Stanton:
Emma Thompson
Richard Jemmons:
Billy Bob Thornton
Henry Burton:
Adrian Lester
Daisy Green:
Maura Tierney
Howard Ferguson:
Paul Guilfoyle
Governor Fred Picker:
Larry Hagman
Libby Holden:
Kathy Bates
Director:
Mike Nichols
Mamma Stanton:
Diane Ladd
Lucille Kaufman:
Caroline Aaron
Fat Willie:
Tommy Hollis
Izzy Rosenblatt:
Rob Reiner
Miss Walsh:
Allison Janney
Eddie Reyes:
Tony Shalhoub
Writer:
Elaine May
Producer:
Mike Nichols
Composer:
Ry Cooder
Director of photography:
Michael Ballhaus