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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


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