Cinema: Adventures of A Career Kid TRACK 29

Directed by Nicolas Roeg; Screenplay by Dennis Potter

What does a woman want? Something better than a man.

Anyway, Linda Henry (Theresa Russell) does. She looks around at models of the '80s American male and wonders what options are available. The four-wheel drivel of the macho man with emotional brutality stitched in his heart? No thanks, that species grew like kudzu in her small Southern town. How about the spinning wheels of the upscale drudge, playing with his toy trains and his whiny mistress? Nope, Linda's got one too many of those already: her husband, Dr. Henry Henry (Christopher Lloyd). His idea of smooth talk is bedtime baby talk.

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