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Knife Fight (2012)

R  |   |  Drama  |  28 January 2013 (USA)
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A political strategist juggling three clients questions whether or not to take the high road as the ugly side of his work begins to haunt him.


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If a political candidate is personally flawed, but stands to make a positive difference in millions of lives, would you help him win? That question looms over the life of "true believer" Paul Turner (Rob Lowe), a savvy strategist sharply maneuvering politicians out of scandal and into public office. With the help of a bright young assistant (Jamie Chung) and a seedy operative (Richard Schiff), Turner spins every news cycle and a shrewd reporter (Julie Bowen) on behalf of his clients: a philandering Kentucky governor (Eric McCormick), a blackmailed California senator (David Harbour), and an idealistic doctor turned gubernatorial candidate (Carrie-Anne Moss). When the ugly side of Turner's work begins to haunt him, he learns that even in the bloodiest of battles, sometimes you have to fight clean. Written by IFC Films

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When it comes to getting elected, there's no such thing as going too far. See more »



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Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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28 January 2013 (USA)  »

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Borba noževima  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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Carrie-Anne Moss on her character Penelope: "Because she works in a clinic, she sees people every day, and sees the truth of what's happening, and how people are struggling for jobs, struggling for medical care, struggling for education. And she just really wants to make a difference, and her decision to run for governor doesn't come from her ego at all. It comes from this really pure intention. So I really like that about her. She's sort of that innocent light that wants to make a difference." See more »

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22 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The audience gets is a casserole of movie elements and little of the satisfaction that comes from watching these types of movies. It's one of those films for which I could guess the plot exactly before I saw it. You can predict the whole movie and ending easily. Worse, these characters were walking cardboards. Overall, the film was..."eh". I was bored through most of it and I left the living room with no intentions to ever see it again. From an artistic standpoint, there were some plot elements and character developments I didn't think were totally needed. They do however drive the story, which seemed to be their purpose, so I can accept them.

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