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Running Mates (2000)

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Tom Selleck is a governor who is campaigning to win the presidential nomination.

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Gov. James Reynolds Pryce
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Lauren Hartman
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Jennifer 'Jenny' Pryce
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Shawna
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Meg Gable
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Sen. Terrence Randall
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Sen. Mitchell Morris
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Sen. Parker Gable
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Jody Daniels
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Aide Larry
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Aide Fermin
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Aide Sam
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Heather Gable
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Brooke Pryce
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Tom Selleck is a governor who is campaigning to win the presidential nomination.

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A winning ticket of campaign, comedy, and conscience. See more »

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13 August 2000 (USA)  »

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Michael Kinsley: As himself. See more »

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Tropical Espionage
Written by Joseph L. Altruda
Performed by Joey Altruda and His Cocktail Crew
Courtesy of Will Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Enjoyable but fantasy-like fare for election junkies
3 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

I just watched this film tonight, quite coincidentally at the same time as the votes are being counted for the 2004 US presidential election.

The film concerns the political skullduggery involved in the nominating of a running mate for a Democratic presidential candidate played by an almost unrecognizable Tom Selleck. He is a bit of ladies' man inspiring unwavering devotion from his faithful followers and his legion of loved and discarded women who still work for him and believe in him even after the affair is done (could part of his character be modeled on that last charismatic Democrat president we ask ourselves?).

Laura Linney has a strong part as his clever campaign manager, Teri Hatcher a less showy part as a press secretary, and Faye Dunaway a very showy supporting part (the type of role she excels in these days) as the wife of a senator hoping to get a place on the ticket.

This is not a bad film and quite interesting for anyone interested in politics. It does not withstand comparison to the similar but superior "Primary Colors", but it is still not bad. The cast is good but the heartwarming ending is a little hokey for this hardened cynic.


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