Californian lawyer Bill McKay fights for the little man. His charisma and integrity get him noticed by the Democratic Party machine and he is persuaded to run for the Senate against an apparently unassailable incumbent. It's agreed he can handle it his own way, on his own terms. But once he's in the race and his prospects begin to improve, the deal starts to change. Written by
Jeremy Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Too Handsome. Too Young. Too Liberal. Doesn't have a chance. He's PERFECT!
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Did You Know?
"The Candidate" was one of a handful of 1972 Warner Bros. releases to feature a rare, short-lived version of the WB shield logo, with a solid blue background and "A Warner Communications Company" tagline (WCI had just become Warners' parent company, but the familiar '70s era Saul Bass logo had not yet been designed). "Deliverance" was the only other high-profile WB movie to use this logo. See more
Bill McKay's wife is a photographer, or at least is shown to know what she is doing with a camera. Yet, the actress does not hold the camera correctly. See more
[Jarmon's helicopter lands
You know who that is, don't you?
Yeah. Smokey the Bear.
Referenced in A Decade Under the Influence
A Better Way
Music by John Rubinstein
Lyrics by David Colloff See more