Peter and Tim are both law students looking to get into the battleground of politics in Washington, but they both have different ideals and ethics. Tim wants to pursue a career in justice, but Peter is determined to be a big political power broker any way he can, even if that means bending the rules. As their careers push them towards political opposites, their friendship must constantly adapt to the new situation. Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Friendship and betrayal; Its not all black and white.
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Did You Know?
The congressional district political region that Peter Burton (John Cusack
) was running in was the Connecticut 4th District which is, as mentioned in the film, known as the "Gold Coast". This is a real life electoral region in Connecticut, USA. See more
In the parking garage scene, Peter recognizes the car of a senator from Kentucky by the license plate on the front of his car. Kentucky did not issue front plates at any time in the 1980's or 1990's. See more
Tell me this isn't about me coming out ahead of you!
Referenced in Seinfeld: The Frogger