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?
Robert Redford originated the project and personally hired Michael Ritchie to direct it as he had worked as a technical adviser on various political campaigns. See more
On election night, the television announcer says they will be shifting to their correspondent at McKay headquarters at the "Regency Hyatt" (sic) hotel, but later when McKay is escaping the crowds in the hotel, he rides in an elevator with a busboy. The busboy's uniform has the name 'Fairmont" on the front. See more
You're the Democratic nominee!
You make it sound like a death sentence.
A Better Way
Music by John Rubinstein
Lyrics by David Colloff See more