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?
and Michael Ritchie
had recently worked together on Downhill Racer
(1969), when they approached Jeremy Larner
together wanting to make a movie about "a candidate who sold his soul." According to Larner: "Warners would not have financed the film were not Redford willing to take responsibility for it, and though he did not want the credit, he was a most conscientious producer from beginning to end, and the movie certainly reflects his personality." See more
The red convertible driven by Marvin Lucas (Peter Boyle) has three different license plates during the opening credits: "677 EIY", "185 ENV", and "772 DYD". All are from the 1972 era in California. See more
What do we do now?
A Better Way
Music by John Rubinstein
Lyrics by David Colloff See more