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Putney Swope

Robert Downey’s satire on the Madison Avenue Establishment. When its chairman dies, an advertising firm’s executive board must elect someone to fill the position. Each member, unable to vote for himself, casts a secret ballot for Putney Swope (Arnold Johnson), the firm’s only black executive, assuming he wouldn’t receive any votes from the other members. But once in power, Swope makes radical changes to the firm – like keeping only one white employee and refusing to advertise harmful products – all under the firm’s new moniker, “Truth and Soul, Inc.”

Bonus Content

Robert Downey Sr. Interview 2001


Q&A at the 2005 Philadelphia Film Festival


Cinematographer Gerald Cotts


Article and Promotional Material Gallery

1h 24m
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