Before entire networks were built on populist personalities; before reality morphed into a TV genre; the masses fixated on a single, sociopathic star: controversial talk-show host Morton Downey Jr. We have the just released second trailer for his new documentary Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie, as well as the earlier released first trailer and poster.
In the late '80s, Morton Downey Jr. tore apart the traditional talk format by turning debate of current issues into a gladiator pit. His blow-smoke-in-your-face style drew a rabid cult following, but also the title "Father of Trash Television." Was his show a platform for the working man or an incubator for Snooki and The Situation? Ironbound Films' Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie dissects the mind and motivation of television's most notorious agitator.
Lower the safety bar for a rollercoaster ride through Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie's euphoric ascent to fame and nauseating plummet to infamy. Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie features interviews with Herman Cain, Pat Buchanan, Chris Elliott, Gloria Allred, Sally Jessy Raphael, Alan M. Dershowitz, Curtis Sliwa, and Richard Bey. Never-before-seen footage reveals Morton Downey Jr.'s behind-the-scenes fistfights and foibles. Animation recreates the legends of Morton Downey Jr. that bounce between executive nightmare and schoolboy fantasy.
Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie also features an exclusive interview with Steven Pagones, the white assistant district attorney accused in 1988 of raping black teenager Tawana Brawley. Brawley advocate Al Sharpton refused to be interviewed for Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie, but there is shocking footage of him taped during a Morton Downey Jr. Show commercial break.