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
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Nothing matters more than winning. Not even what you believe in.
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"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 "abstract W" logo had not yet been designed). "Deliverance" was the only other high-profile WB movie to use this logo. See more
(AT 51:00) When David opens the door to the office Bill and Marvin are in. See more
So vote once, vote tuh-wice, for Bill McKay... you middle-class honkies.
Referenced in Frasier: The Candidate