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>
Too Handsome. Too Young. Too Liberal. Doesn't have a chance. He's PERFECT!
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Did You Know?
and Michael Ritchie
had recently worked together on Downhill Racer
(1969), when they approached Jeremy Larner
together wanting to make a movie about "a candidate who sold his soul." According to Larner: "Warners would not have financed the film were not Redford willing to take responsibility for it, and though he did not want the credit, he was a most conscientious producer from beginning to end, and the movie certainly reflects his personality." See more
When the TV commentary comes on, McKay's assistant leans forward and puts his chin on his right hand but in the shot from the front his chin goes on his left hand. See more
So vote once, vote tuh-wice, for Bill McKay... you middle-class honkies.
Referenced in Doc: The Candidate
A Better Way
Music by John Rubinstein
Lyrics by David Colloff See more