Handsome Chance Wayne never found the Hollywood stardom he craved, but hes always been a star with the ladies. Now, back in his sleepy, sweaty Gulf Coast hometown, he s involved with two of them: a washed-up, drug-and-vodka-addled movie queen and the girl he left behind and in trouble. Paul Newman, Best Actress Oscar® nominee Geraldine Page, Rip Torn and Madeleine Sherwood re-create their stage roles, and Ed Begley gives an Oscar®-winning* portrayal as the towns corrupt political boss in a bravura film version of Tennessee Williams Broadway hit. Sex. Money. Hypocrisy. Financial and emotional blackmail. Familiar elements of Williams literary realm combine powerfully as Chance battles his private demons in a desperate bid to redeem his wasted life and recapture his lost sweet bird of youth.