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
You have the ballot. But who has the power?
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Did You Know?
When this film premiered at the 1986 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, reels 3 and 4 were sequentially reversed by Sundance staffer and IATSE projectionist David Nelson. Most critics and viewers said that they didn't notice the mistake in what they called an otherwise disappointing film. One of the film's makers demanded that the incomplete premiere be stopped and it wasn't rescheduled, the only such film in festival history to do so. See more
[to Ellen, who is about to write an hurtful article about the Hastings
When you'll write this, make sure I'm the monster!
The Stars and Stripes Forever
Written by John Philip Sousa
Performed by The Boston Pops
Conducted by Arthur Fiedler
Polygram Special Projects
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