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Power (1986)

 -  Drama  -  31 January 1986 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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
E. Katherine Kerr ...
Irene Furman
Polly Rowles ...
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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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 »

Quotes

Ellen Freeman: [talking about Senator Hastings] How much do you know about Sam, financially?
Pete St. John: He's never had that much, it's a salary.
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The Stars and Stripes Forever
Written by John Philip Sousa
Performed by The Boston Pops
Conducted by Arthur Fiedler
Polygram Special Projects
A division of Polygram Records, Inc.
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Inspirational, technical, truthful
4 September 2004 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Power was at first a dauntingly big movie to take in. Looking at it from the perspective of the lead character played by Gere (Pete St John) ... what you'll see here is a man working like a dog trying to promote a range of political candidates all over a big country. On the surface it looks like he's working only for the money. But as you dig deeper, he actually is very carefull about his work.

I felt the movie was very accurate in showing us what happens in a major league PR Firm. And as it turns out the side comments Pete St John makes (Gere) and his staff show the true challenges their job entails. It's both educational and accurate.

I liked the movie a lot. It has inspired me to work in the PR field. And I recommend anyone to watch it and learn from it.


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