RKO 281

  |  Buy to Own: 30/08/2004
  |  83 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
RKO 281 Film Poster


Drama based on the true story of the events that led to the making of 'Citizen Kane', considered by many to be the greatest America film of all time. Liev Schreiber stars as the genius theatre director Orson Welles, who, stuck for a subject for his first film, attends a dinner party at the home of multi-millionaire publisher William Randoph Hearst (James Cromwell). After meeting Hearst, and having an argument with him, Welles decides to make a film about him - but the project, referred to only by its production code-name 'RKO 281', must be kept tightly under wraps to keep the tyrannical Hearst from sabotaging it. The film co-stars Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich, Brenda Blethyn, David Suchet and Roy Sheider.

Contains strong language
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