Astounding, grunge-fuelled political satire of a rock star (Christopher Jones) who gets elected President after the voting age is lowered to fifteen.
Along the way, he gets his spaced-out, vegetarian girlfriend (Diane Varsi) elected to Congress, dumps LSD into the Washington water supply and sets up concentration camps for everyone over 35.
With songs by Brill Building stalwarts Barry Mann & Cynthia Weill, performed by Max Frost & The Troopers, including the thundersome Shape of Things to Come
Co-starring Hal Holbrook, Shelley Winters, Richard Pryor and Millie Perkins (amongst others).
The first person approached to play the rock star-turned-President was folk troubadour Phil Ochs, who had been looking for some time for a film vehicle. On reading the script he rightly surmised that this was not a scintillating Dr Strangelove-esque satire on politics!
Senator Johnny Fergus
Senator Amos Allbright
Max Jacob Flatow Sr.