TV producer/host Chuck Barris leads a double life. When not creating the cult anti-talent search series The Gong Show or The Dating Game (the inspiration for Blind Date in the UK), he's a globe-trotting CIA assassin. But falling ratings and murderous treachery make him wonder just who he can trust. Based on a true story — but is it real?
Hilarious and thrilling, playfully sexy and emotionally involving, this is sophisticated entertainment, which also marks the emergence of George Clooney, filmmaker. It remains to be seen whether he'll mature like Eastwood or fade like Costner, but this is a triumphant debut.
Reviewed by Rob Fraser
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