Oh man, yeah, Scott Glenn. I don't think he has more than two lines in the whole thing and yet he's this sort of doomed guardian angel...doomed, I guess, to know that all his efforts were never enough.
God almighty. What national treasures, both Altman AND this movie!
Interestingly, the writer, Joan Tewkesbury, didn't do much before or since. I think she may have co-written Thieves Like Us (which I also adore) and then some small TV work later. But when you think of the writer of something of this magnitude suddenly fallen silent after....it's as if she said everything she had to say about "The World" with this one picture.
Which, i guess, in hindsight, I completely understand.
Yes, do proceed with your Nashville Series! I'll be front row, center, sir!