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The Candidate (1972) Poster

(1972)

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Reporter: [Jarmon's helicopter lands] You know who that is, don't you?

Bill McKay: Yeah. Smokey the Bear.

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Lucas: You're the Democratic nominee!

Bill McKay: You make it sound like a death sentence.

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Floyd J. Starkey: I think you'll find we have a lot in common.

Bill McKay: I don't think we have shit in common.

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Floyd J. Starkey: He's gonna get his ass kicked.

John J. McKay: He's not gonna get his ass kicked.

Floyd J. Starkey: Oh yeah? How can you be so sure?

John J. McKay: Because he's cute!

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Bill McKay: [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]

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Bill McKay: So vote once, vote tuh-wice, for Bill McKay... you middle-class honkies.

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[last lines]

Bill McKay: What do we do now?

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Bill McKay: Did you really run your own campaigns?

John J. McKay: Why, shit yes, what do you take me for?

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Dinner MC: [Introducing McKay to fund-raiser dinner audience] Seriously folks, you better watch your step when he comes out here because he's a man who shoots from the hip and a man who's hip when he shoots. Join me in welcoming Bill McKay!

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