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>
There are many ways to be seduced. Fame. Power. Love. Joe Tynan knows them all.
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Did You Know?
Actress Meryl Streep
won a number of Best Supporting Actress awards for her role in this movie. These included the New York Film Critics Circle Award, the National Society of Film Critics Award, the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Award and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award. Most of these were awarded to Streep for her performance not only this film but also for Manhattan
(1979) and/or also for Kramer vs. Kramer
(1979). See more
Referenced in Woody Allen: A Documentary