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 <email@example.com>
Too Handsome. Too Young. Too Liberal. Doesn't have a chance. He's PERFECT!
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Did You Know?
Photographer Stanley Tretick
, best known for his iconic photos of John F. Kennedy
with his children in the Oval Office, appears in the chaotic scenes as McKay reaches his victory, as part of the throng crushing around him. Tretick shot promotional stills for this and other Robert Redford
films. See more
The red convertible driven by Marvin Lucas (Peter Boyle) has three different license plates during the opening credits: "677 EIY", "185 ENV", and "772 DYD". All are from the 1972 era in California. See more
You're the Democratic nominee!
You make it sound like a death sentence.
Referenced in Frasier: The Candidate