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The Candidate (1972)

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Groucho Marx Groucho Marx
Cameo
Pat Harrington Jr. Pat Harrington Jr.
Dinner MC
Michael L. Davis Michael L. Davis
Press Photographer
Susan Damante Susan Damante
Groupie
Broderick Crawford Broderick Crawford
Jarmon as Narrator
Julie Payne Julie Payne
Woman


Written by
Jeremy Larner Jeremy Larner
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A very good movie

9 years, 8 months ago at Feb 3 16:31
To be honest, since it is a rather obscure feature, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from it but since I always had a weak spot for Robert Redford, I was quite eager to check it out. On top of that, I have always been a big fan of movies dealing with politics so I was definitely intrigued by the whole thing. Eventually, I thought that Robert Redford gave a very good performance and the whole ... read more
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Description: This film presents a timely and aesthetically unified view of the contemporary political scene. Director Michael Ritchie has assembled an excellent cast and paced the story with all the frenzy and variety of the campaign trail. Scriptwriter Jeremy Larner (a former speech writer for Eugene McCarthy) has a keen sense for the dramatic and an incisive grasp of today's political complexities. Photographer John Korty has skillfully given the film a cinema verité feel that comes across with ease. Robert Redford gives one of the best performances of his career. Bill McKay (Robert Redford) is a young, handsome storefront lawyer in Ca ... (more)
Release date: 11 August 1972
UPC: 085391457725
Tags: Drama (6), 1970s (4), 1972 (4), Politics (4), Comedy (2), Media (2), Satire (2), 70's (1), Dark-humour (1), Ethics (1), You (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), SnP (1), Power (1), On The Campaign Trail (1), Rise To Power (1), Comedy On The Edge (1), Political Satire (1), Watch Online (1), HQ (1)
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