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But He's Played One on TV!
PLOT: Brash tycoon and bimbo girlfriend come to Washington
ROLE: Sen. Norval Hedges
CO-STARS: Melanie Griffith, John Goodman, Ben Bradlee
CRITICS: The Hartford Courant: "Thoroughly inept exhumation" of original 1950 film. Thompson "as a sad, corrupted senator" gives one of "the most convincing performances."
MOVIE: Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992)
PLOT: Former WWII flying aces try to free a Peruvian village held hostage by drug lords
ROLE: Stockman, a sinister tycoon who lends his planes for use in a covert drug war
CO-STARS: Louis Gossett Jr.
CRITICS: Daily Variety: "Action-packed, campy . . . cartoonish." Thompson not mentioned.
MOVIE: Bed of Lies (1992)
PLOT: Low-class wife accused of murdering mean rich husband
ROLE: Defense attorney Richard "Racehorse" Haynes