The Candidate

Election Film Fest 2016

Director: 
Michael Ritchie
Year: 
1972
Rating: 
PG
Run Time: 
100 mins
Cast: 
Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas
For our special election film fest series we will be scheduling an additional evening screening (day and time TBA weekly).

Without a candidate to run for the senate seat against admired Republican Crocker Jarmon (Don Porter), campaign manager Marvin Lucas (Peter Boyle) recruits leftist lawyer Bill McKay (Robert Redford). McKay's appearance piques the public's interest, and gradually Lucas pushes McKay toward a more centrist message. As McKay's original and honest platform gets watered down, his popularity increases so much that he is running even with Jarmon as Election Day approaches.