Californian lawyer Bill McKay fights for the little man. His charisma and integrity get him noticed by the Democratic Party machine and he is persuaded to run for the Senate against an apparently unassailable incumbent. It's agreed he can handle it his own way, on his own terms. But once he's in the race and his prospects begin to improve, the deal starts to change.
Jeremy Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nothing matters more than winning. Not even what you believe in.
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Did You Know?
Robert Redford originated the project and personally hired Michael Ritchie to direct it as he had worked as a technical adviser on various political campaigns. See more
When the TV commentary comes on, McKay's assistant leans forward and puts his chin on his right hand but in the shot from the front his chin goes on his left hand. See more
[Introducing McKay to fund-raiser dinner audience
Seriously folks, you better watch your step when he comes out here because he's a man who shoots from the hip and a man who's hip when he shoots. Join me in welcoming Bill McKay!
Referenced in Frasier: The Candidate
Just a Friend
Music by John Rubinstein
Lyrics by David Colloff See more