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>
Nothing matters more than winning. Not even what you believe in.
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Did You Know?
The Candidate was released a month prior to the 1972 California Presidential primary. Promotional sheets were put up in southern California resembling political posters. They had simply a photo of Robert Redford
, with the slogan, "McKay: The Better Way!" - "McKay" got write-in votes in the June election. See more
(AT 51:00) When David opens the door to the office Bill and Marvin are in. See more
Did you really run your own campaigns?
John J. McKay
Why, shit yes, what do you take me for?
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Music by John Rubinstein
Lyrics by David Colloff See more