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?
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
When McKay is laying on the couch with the cup, his arm and head changes position between camera shots. See more
[with his team after giving one speech too many
Can't any longer play off black against old - young against poor. This country cannot house its houseless - feed its foodless.
[and he begins making gaga noises
Referenced in Cellmates
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Music by John Rubinstein
Lyrics by David Colloff See more