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Senator Sam Hastings, Ohio
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Claire Hastings
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Wallace Furman, New Mexico Gubernatorial Candidate
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Governor Andrea Stannard, Washington
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Jerome Cade, Ohio Senatorial Candidate
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Irene Furman
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Lucille DeWitt
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Phillip Aarons, Independent Ohio Senatorial Candidate
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Roberto Cepeda, Presidential Candidate
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Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the man destined to succeed him, unknown and mysterious businessman Jerome Cade. In parallel and unaware of the potential dangers, he proceeds to unravel the mystery surrounding Hastings dropping out with the aide of his ex-wife, a prominent Washington-based journalist. But interests more powerful than local arm wrestling are at stake and things start getting awry. Written by Jaber <_Jaber_@yahoo.com>

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31 January 1986 (USA)  »

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$3,800,000 (USA)
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Though they don't share scenes in this film; Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman would later appear in Crimson Tide (1995). See more »

Quotes

Arnold Billings: Look, we hired you to do a job, Mr. St. John, and it wasn't to investigate me and my company and it sure wasn't to exchange information with your ex-wife.
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Sing, Sing, Sing
Written by Louis Prima
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Courtesy of RCA Records
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A realistic look at the political consulting industry
26 May 1999 | by (Ephrata, WA) – See all my reviews

Having worked in the political consulting industry, I found this film very realistic and true to form, although no one I knew had a private jet and I never got to take showers with my personal assistant. But the strategies and tactics shown in the film are a very good example of how the industry works. I enjoy watching the film every so often to remind me how much I did enjoy the business and how happy I am that I am no longer in it. The one thing they forgot to show was how difficult it was to collect our fees after the elections were over.


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