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- I want you to meet the finest yes-men in Louisiana and their lovely wives.
- The three best friends the poor people have ever had are Jesus Christ, Sears & Roebuck and Earl K. Long.
- Earl: Would you still love me as much if I wasn't the fine governor of the great state of Louisiana?
- Blaze: Would you still love me if I had little tits and worked in a fish house?
- Paul Newman as Governor Earl Long
- Lolita Davidovich as Blaze Starr
- Jerry Hardin as Thibodeaux
- Gailard Sartain as LaGrange
- Jeffrey DeMunn as Eldon Tuck
- Richard Jenkins as Picayune
- Brandon Smith as Arvin Deeter
- Robert Wuhl as Red Snyder
- James Harper as Willie Rainach