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Running Mates (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | TV Movie 4 October 1992
In this political satire, a Senator running for President is involved in some controversies when his political enemies expose some hidden secrets about his new wife, a successful author of children's books.

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Aggie Snow
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Hugh Hathaway
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Chapman Snow
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Mel Fletcher
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Gordy Faust
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Jack Delaney
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Irene
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In this political satire, a Senator running for President is involved in some controversies when his political enemies expose some hidden secrets about his new wife, a successful author of children's books.

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He's got a bright political future - she's got a sexy secret past. Who do you think will grab the headlines? See more »

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4 October 1992 (USA)  »

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One of four major contemporary politically themed feature films with a "Running Mates" title. The movies are [in chronological order]: Running Mates (1985), Running Mates (1992), Running Mates (2000), and Running Mates (2011). Of the four pictures, each was made in a consecutive decade, one comprising each from the current and recent four decades: the 1980s, the 1990s, the 2000s, and the 2010s. See more »

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A lovely romance occurs amid the seedy world of politics
14 November 2006 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Hugh (Ed Harris) is a hotshot, bachelor senator determined to run for president. One day, however, he happens upon an old high school classmate named Aggie. Aggie (Diane Keaton) is an accomplished and award-winning author with a lovely face and an independent spirit. Hugh is smitten. He convinces Aggie to become his fiancé. But, will Aggie have to sacrifice her principles of honesty in the world of politics, where things are not always what they seem to be? And, will she be able to withstand the rigors of a harsh media blitz? This is, mostly, a nice romance for those who adore tales of affection. Hugh and Aggie are absolutely in love and their banter and conversation are a good view. However, although the movie tries to show the political life in its reality, it doesn't completely succeed. Nevermind. The production values are high and the script is very elegantly written. With these advantages and the handsome personages of Keaton and Harris, those who sit down to the film will find it to be good entertainment.


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