Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. But it could be a big boost to his career, so he takes it on. Helping him prepare the case is pretty southern researcher Karen Traynor, and their developing relationship further complicates and compromises his life. Written by
Jeremy Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
What drives a man to his limits... the power of love or the love of power?
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Did You Know?
Years later, Meryl Streep
admitted she did this film after her fiancée John Cazale
's death earlier in the year, as a way of coping with his loss. She noted, "I did this film on automatic pilot," Meryl remembers, "I couldn't have worked with a more lovely, more understanding person than Alan Alda
." See more
Referenced in Woody Allen: A Documentary