Critics either love director William Richert's bizarre black comedies or they hate them. In his previous film, WINTER KILLS (1979), he took on the Kennedy family myth and the craziness of American power brokers. In THE AMERICAN SUCCESS COMPANY, Jeff Bridges stars (as he did in WINTER
KILLS) as the nice-guy son of a tycoon (Ned Beatty). It seems that Harry (Bridges) can't do anything right and is constantly being reminded of that fact by his dad and his oversexed wife (Belinda Bauer). To prove he can be a success, Harry becomes a tough guy and gets what he wants by pushing
people around. He even hires a much experienced prostitute (Bianca Jagger) to teach him how to...