5.6/10
275
5 user 1 critic

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.

Writer:

(as A.L. Appling)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Northern Lights (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A stranger's call informs Roberta (Diane Keaton) that her estranged brother Frank has died in a small town under bizarre circumstances. Ben, his best friend from college, also gets the call.

Director: Linda Yellen
Stars: Diane Keaton, Maury Chaykin, Joseph Cross
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Three life-long friends work the bars in 1980's Atlantic City performing the songs of the 60's girl groups in this self-indulgent comedy.

Director: Joyce Chopra
Stars: Diane Keaton, Carol Kane, Kathryn Grody
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A divorced mother may lose custody of her young daughter to her ex-husband after he learns that the little girl crawled into bed with the mother and her boyfriend.

Director: Leonard Nimoy
Stars: Diane Keaton, Liam Neeson, Jason Robards
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An American Actress with a penchant for lying is forceably recruited by Mosad, the Israeli intelligence agency to trap a Palestinian bomber, by pretending to be the girlfriend of his dead brother.

Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Diane Keaton, Yorgo Voyagis, Klaus Kinski
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Reece McHenry is a used-clothing store owner and Carol Fitzsimmons is a seamstress working in that store. The film follows the story of their relationships from 1960s till present time (as ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Masterson
Stars: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Diane Lane
Tilda (TV Movie 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A powerful Hollywood journalist and an upstart creative assistant.

Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Diane Keaton, Ellen Page, Sanaa Lathan
Sister Mary Explains It All (TV Movie 2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A bigoted, fanatical nun comes face to face with the lives she ruined through her teachings when a quartet of her traumatized former students return to perform at her Christmas Eve church lecture.

Director: Marshall Brickman
Stars: Diane Keaton, Brian Benben, Wallace Langham
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. He's preoccupied with a career and a mistress, she with a career and caring for ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Parker
Stars: Albert Finney, Diane Keaton, Karen Allen
The Last Innocent Man (TV Movie 1987)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A criminal defense attorney is seduced by a beautiful woman and reluctantly takes on the defense of her estranged husband who is charged with murder, but finds his career threatened because... See full summary »

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Ed Harris, Roxanne Hart, David Suchet
Surrender, Dorothy (TV Movie 2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When her daughter Sara (Davalos) unexpectedly passes away, Natalie (Keaton) retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.

Director: Charles McDougall
Stars: Diane Keaton, Tom Everett Scott, Alexa Davalos
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Elliott Gould and Diane Keaton take out a lease on love with an option to buy in this glossy romantic comedy costarring Paul Sorvino, Victoria Principal and Candy Clark. Unhappily divorced ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Panama
Stars: Elliott Gould, Diane Keaton, Paul Sorvino
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Aggie Snow
...
Hugh Hathaway
...
Chapman Snow
...
Mel Fletcher
...
Gordy Faust
...
Jack Delaney
...
Frank Usher
Edgar Small ...
Senator Seaton
...
Beard (as Richard B. Livingston)
Stacy Keach Sr. ...
Headwaiter
Carrie Snow ...
Amber
Roy Soden ...
Agent Starling
...
Tabloid Reporter
Flo Di Re ...
Irene
...
Hispanic Reporter
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He's got a bright political future - she's got a sexy secret past. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 October 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dirty Tricks  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Disappointing
26 August 2000 | by (Columbus, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Most of all I remember being disappointed by this made for HBO movie. Diane Keaton, Ed Harris, and most of the rest of this cast are respected actors with long lists of well received works to their credit. It's shocking to see them all together in a movie that manages to come up just short in nearly every respect.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?