The Seduction of Joe Tynan

Directed by Jerry Schatzberg

Release Year: 1979
Running Time: 107
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Drama
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Cast
Alan Alda
Meryl Streep
Barbara Harris
Rip Torn
Melvyn Douglas
Charles Kimbrough
Dan Hedaya
Merv Griffin
Blanche Baker

Crew
Directed by Jerry Schatzberg

Alan Alda (The Mephisto Waltz) and Barbara Harris (A Thousand Clowns) co-star with acting royalty Meryl Streep (Silkwood) in The Seduction of Joe Tynan, the critically acclaimed hit about a senator with presidential ambitions and the price he has to pay. Alda, who also wrote the screenplay, is Joe Tynan, a decent, hardworking senator whose job in Washington keeps him away from his wife (Harris) and family. Matters become even more complicated when he begins to develop a relationship with a civil rights activist (Streep) in this political drama where power and principles, like love and marriage, collide. Directed by Jerry Schatzberg (Puzzle of a Downfall Child, The Panic in Needle Park) and produced by Martin Bregman (Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon), this richly nuanced, finely acted film also features Rip Torn (Time Limit), Melvyn Douglas (Angel), Charles Kimbrough (TV’s Murphy Brown) and Carrie Nye (The Group).